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Jennifer Weiner

No matter what was happening in Jennifer Weiner's life-whether good, bad, or very, very ugly-her mother, Fran, would say the same thing: it's all material. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author and "one of the biggest names in popular fiction" (USA TODAY), beloved on Twitter and hailed as "an unlikely feminist enforcer" (The New Yorker), takes the raw stuff of her personal life and spins it into a collection of personal essays as uproariously funny and heartfelt as the best of Tina Fey and Nora Ephron. Jennifer grew up as an outsider in her picturesque Connecticut hometown ("a Lane Bryant outtake in an Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue") and at her Ivy League college, but finally found her people in newsrooms in central Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, and her voice as a novelist and New York Times columnist. In her first essay collection, no subject is off-limits: sex, weight, envy, money, the reality of life with a newborn, her mom's newfound lesbianism, her estranged father's death (and Weiner's subsequent attempt to get the funeral home to accept her American Express card, because "if at least I get points, something good will have come of this"). From bad blind dates to modern childbirth to handling her six-year-old daughter's use of the f-word-fat-for the first time, Jennifer Weiner goes there, with the wit and candor that have endeared her to readers all over the world. By turns hilarious and deeply touching, this collection shows that the woman behind treasured novels like Good in Bed and Best Friends Forever, is every bit as winning, smart, and honest in real life as she is in her fiction.

No matter what was happening in Jennifer Weiner's life-whether good, bad, or very, very ugly-her mother, Fran, would say the same thing: it's all material. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author and "one of the biggest names in popular fiction" (USA TODAY), beloved on Twitter and hailed as "an unlikely feminist enforcer" (The New Yorker), takes the raw stuff of her personal life and spins it into a collection of personal essays as uproariously funny and heartfelt as the best of Tina Fey and Nora Ephron. Jennifer grew up as an outsider in her picturesque Connecticut hometown ("a Lane Bryant outtake in an Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue") and at her Ivy League college, but finally found her people in newsrooms in central Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, and her voice as a novelist and New York Times columnist. In her first essay collection, no subject is off-limits: sex, weight, envy, money, the reality of life with a newborn, her mom's newfound lesbianism, her estranged father's death (and Weiner's subsequent attempt to get the funeral home to accept her American Express card, because "if at least I get points, something good will have come of this"). From bad blind dates to modern childbirth to handling her six-year-old daughter's use of the f-word-fat-for the first time, Jennifer Weiner goes there, with the wit and candor that have endeared her to readers all over the world. By turns hilarious and deeply touching, this collection shows that the woman behind treasured novels like Good in Bed and Best Friends Forever, is every bit as winning, smart, and honest in real life as she is in her fiction.
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No matter what was happening in Jennifer Weiner's life-whether good, bad, or very, very ugly-her mother, Fran, would say the same thing: it's all material. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author and "one of the biggest names in popular fiction" (USA TODAY), beloved on Twitter and hailed as "an unlikely feminist enforcer" (The New Yorker), takes the raw stuff of her personal life and spins it into a collection of personal essays as uproariously funny and heartfelt as the best of Tina Fey and Nora Ephron. Jennifer grew up as an outsider in her picturesque Connecticut hometown ("a Lane Bryant outtake in an Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue") and at her Ivy League college, but finally found her people in newsrooms in central Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, and her voice as a novelist and New York Times columnist. In her first essay collection, no subject is off-limits: sex, weight, envy, money, the reality of life with a newborn, her mom's newfound lesbianism, her estranged father's death (and Weiner's subsequent attempt to get the funeral home to accept her American Express card, because "if at least I get points, something good will have come of this"). From bad blind dates to modern childbirth to handling her six-year-old daughter's use of the f-word-fat-for the first time, Jennifer Weiner goes there, with the wit and candor that have endeared her to readers all over the world. By turns hilarious and deeply touching, this collection shows that the woman behind treasured novels like Good in Bed and Best Friends Forever, is every bit as winning, smart, and honest in real life as she is in her fiction.

Language:

English

Length:

13h 16m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:32


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

47:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

46:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

39:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

33:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:12:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:00:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

38:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:03:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

33:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

55:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:01:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:09