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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:

12h 6m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

23:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

23:03


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

19:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:26


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

26:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

16:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:14


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

13:35


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

17:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

16:33


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

01:28