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The Next Best Thing - A Novel

Jennifer Weiner

Blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner returns with an irresistible story about a young woman trying to make it in Hollywood… At twenty-three, Ruth Saunders headed west with her seventy-year-old grandma in tow, hoping to be hired as a television writer. Four years later, she's hit the jackpot when she gets The Call: the sitcom she wrote, The Next Big Thing, has gotten the green light, and Ruthie's going to be the show-runner. But her dreams of Hollywood happiness are threatened by demanding actors, number-crunching executives, an unrequited crush on a boss, and her grandmother's impending nuptials. Set against the fascinating backdrop of Los Angeles show business culture, with an insider's ear and eye for writer's rooms, bad behavior backstage and set politics, Jennifer Weiner's new novel is a rollicking ride on the Hollywood rollercoaster and a heartfelt story about what it's like for a young woman to love, and lose, in the land where dreams come true.

Blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner returns with an irresistible story about a young woman trying to make it in Hollywood… At twenty-three, Ruth Saunders headed west with her seventy-year-old grandma in tow, hoping to be hired as a television writer. Four years later, she's hit the jackpot when she gets The Call: the sitcom she wrote, The Next Big Thing, has gotten the green light, and Ruthie's going to be the show-runner. But her dreams of Hollywood happiness are threatened by demanding actors, number-crunching executives, an unrequited crush on a boss, and her grandmother's impending nuptials. Set against the fascinating backdrop of Los Angeles show business culture, with an insider's ear and eye for writer's rooms, bad behavior backstage and set politics, Jennifer Weiner's new novel is a rollicking ride on the Hollywood rollercoaster and a heartfelt story about what it's like for a young woman to love, and lose, in the land where dreams come true.
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Blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner returns with an irresistible story about a young woman trying to make it in Hollywood… At twenty-three, Ruth Saunders headed west with her seventy-year-old grandma in tow, hoping to be hired as a television writer. Four years later, she's hit the jackpot when she gets The Call: the sitcom she wrote, The Next Big Thing, has gotten the green light, and Ruthie's going to be the show-runner. But her dreams of Hollywood happiness are threatened by demanding actors, number-crunching executives, an unrequited crush on a boss, and her grandmother's impending nuptials. Set against the fascinating backdrop of Los Angeles show business culture, with an insider's ear and eye for writer's rooms, bad behavior backstage and set politics, Jennifer Weiner's new novel is a rollicking ride on the Hollywood rollercoaster and a heartfelt story about what it's like for a young woman to love, and lose, in the land where dreams come true.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Olivia Thirlby

Length:

6h 52m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:27