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In Her Shoes: Movie Tie-Inby Jennifer Weiner
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Jennifer Weiner's hilarious New York Times bestseller is headed for the big screen. Read it now — then look for the film from Twentieth Century Fox and the director of Wonder Boys and L.A. Confidential, starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, and Shirley MacLaine.
Rose is a thirty-year-old attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She's going to start exercising next week, and she dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses and tell her she's beautiful. Maggie is twenty-eight and drop-dead gorgeous. Although her stardom hasn't progressed past her hip's appearance in a music video, she dreams of fame and fortune. These two sisters claim to have nothing in common but DNA, a childhood tragedy, and a shoe size, but when they're forced into cohabitation, they may just learn that they're more alike than they thought.
"Weiner, a marvelously natural storyteller, blends humor and heartbreak to create an irresistible novel." Publishers Weekly
"Weiner follows up Good in Bed with this engaging tale....Weiner's second novel is every bit as enjoyable and moving as her first." Booklist
"A wonderful contemporary fairy tale....Weiner embroiders serious matters with threads of humor to produce a novel full of memorable characters and situations....Here's a novel that satisfies on many levels." Library Journal
"If chick lit is indeed a genre, Weiner is creating a smarter, funnier subspecies....[She] is a sharp observer of the frustrations of blood ties." The Philadelphia Inquirer
"In Her Shoes is inelegant but weirdly irresistible. Weiner's not shy about resorting to the occasional cliché...but she also has a fine eye for detail and a knack for making supporting characters come convincingly to life." Judith Warner, The Washington Post
"Weiner's vivid characterizations and her light touch with heavy topics make this...an entertaining romp through family battles and toxic relationships." People
"The book is too long and loses energy by the end. In Her Shoes will make readers laugh and perhaps cry, but it's rough around the edges." USA Today
"Weiner offers strong and likable characters that expand with their growing worlds....Weiner laces the stories with her trademark wit, sarcasm and real world insight. When the shoe is on the other foot, Weiner is at her best." BookReporter.com
The New York Times bestselling author follows up her celebrated debut Good in Bed with a wonderful portrait of two unforgettable sisters, the grandmother they've never known, and discoveries they make about themselves.
Meet Rose Feller. She's thirty years old and a high-powered attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She has an exercise regime she's going to start next week, and she dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses, gaze into her eyes, and tell her that she's beautiful. She also dreams of getting her fantastically screwed-up little sister to get her life together.
Meet Rose's sister, Maggie. Twenty-eight years old, drop-dead gorgeous and only occasionally employed, Maggie sings backup in a band called Whiskered Biscuit. Although her dreams of big-screen stardom haven't progressed past her left hip's appearance in a Will Smith video, Maggie dreams of fame and fortune — and of getting her dowdy big sister to stick to a skin-care regime.
These two women with nothing in common but a childhood tragedy, shared DNA, and the same size feet, are about to learn that their family is more different than they ever imagined, and that they're more alike than they'd ever believe. "In Her Shoes" — Jennifer Weiner's follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut, "Good in Bed" — observes Rose and Maggie, the brain and the beauty, as they make journeys of discovery that take them from the streets of Philadelphia to Ivy League libraries to a "retirement community for active seniors" in Boca Raton. Along the way, they'll encounter a wild cast of characters — from a stepmother who's into recreational Botox to a small, disdainful pug with no name. They'll borrow shoes and clothes and boyfriends, and make peace with their most intimate enemies — each other.
Funny and poignant, richly detailed and wrenchingly real, In Her Shoes will speak to anyone who has endured the bonds of big — or little — sisterhood, or longed for a life different from the one the world has dictated, and dreamed of trying something else on for size.
About the Author
Jennifer Weiner is the author of Good in Bed and Little Earthquakes. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Adam, and her rat terrier, Wendell. To learn more, click on www.jenniferweiner.com.
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