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ISBN13: 9780743418171
ISBN10: 0743418174
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner, a novel that's "funny, fanciful, extremely poignant and rich with insight" (The Boston Globe).

For twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie Shapiro. Sure, her mother has come charging out of the closet, and her father has long since dropped out of her world. But she loves her friends, her rat terrier, Nifkin, and her job as pop culture reporter for The Philadelphia Examiner. She's even made a tenuous peace with her plus-size body.

But the day she opens up a national women's magazine and sees the words "Loving a Larger Woman" above her ex-boyfriend's byline, Cannie is plunged into misery...and the most amazing year of her life. From Philadelphia to Hollywood and back home again, she charts a new course for herself: mourning her losses, facing her past, and figuring out who she is and who she can become.

Review:

"Weiner's witty, original, fast moving debut features a lovable heroine, a solid cast, snappy dialogue and a poignant take on life's priorities. This is a must-read for any woman who struggles with body image, or for anyone who cares about someone who does." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Pick up Good In Bed and I promise you'll be introduced to one of the funniest full-figured heroines to come along in years. Cannie Shapiro's wild ride through crazy romantic entanglements, dysfunctional family dilemmas, and battles with an ex-boyfriend who just won't go away will keep you turning the pages right up until the story's tender, touching finale." Susan Segrest, Mode Magazine

Review:

"Good In Bed is a delight, a contemporary Cinderella tale told with intelligence, wit, and style." Susan Isaacs, author of Almost Paradise and Red, White, and Blue

Review:

"Cannie's adventures will strike a chord with all young women struggling to find their place in the world, especially those larger than a size eight." Library Journal

Synopsis:

The day pop-culture journalist Cannie Shapiro reads her ex-boyfriend's published story about their sex life is the day her life changes. Embarking on a journey through her past she confronts her ex, deals with her lesbian mother, and sifts through the answer to how she got where she is — single, angry and exposed.

About the Author

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eleven books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, which was made into a major motion picture, and The Next Best Thing. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.

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latereader, July 11, 2013 (view all comments by latereader)
When I was about halfway through reading Good In Bed, my husband spied it on the coffee table and his eyebrows raised. "It's not what you think..." was the opening to my response. What it was, was a tongue-in-cheek look at our heroine, Candace Shapiro, with all her imagined and real foibles. I was almost finished reading this clever little Summer-on-the-deck book when I realized it was by the author of In Her Shoes, another of my favorite stories. I'm going to be locating more of Weiner's books soon!
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Maggie_S, October 30, 2010 (view all comments by Maggie_S)
I cringed every time Cannie thought she needed to get back with her sleezy ex-boyfriend. I couldn't believe that she would continue to humiliate herself for this guy who didn't seem to have any redeeeming qualities. Even though the ending was predictable, I was so happy for her that she had found herself. The events and situations the characters had to respond to seemed to alternate between far-fetched and predictable but the voice of the main character, Cannie Shapiro, saved the story. She is immensly likeable, self depricating, and just plain funny.
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Embeck2, July 15, 2009 (view all comments by Embeck2)
I agreed to read "Good In Bed" for a book club before I knew what it was about. I immediatly fell in love with the characters and the writing, and enjoyed the group discussion about it. As soon as I was done, I searched for other books by Jennifer Weiner and have not yet been disappointed.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743418171
Author:
Weiner, Jennifer
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Women journalists
Subject:
Philadelphia
Subject:
Overweight women
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Philadelphia (pa.)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Cannie Shapiro Bridget Jones’ Diary Chick lit Los Angeles Screenplay Nifkin Certain Girls Jane Green Helen Fielding Jennifer Wiener Weight Watchers Journalist Entertainment reporter Emily Giffin Dating Breakup
Subject:
Cannie ShapiroBridget Jones’ DiaryChick litLos AngelesScreenplayNifkinCertain GirlsJane GreenHelen FieldingJennifer WienerWeight WatchersJournalistEntertainment reporterEmily GiffinDatingBreakup In Her Shoes Little Earthquakes Goodnight Nobody Fly A
Subject:
Cannie ShapiroBridget Jones’ DiaryChick litLos AngelesScreenplayNifkinCertain GirlsJane GreenHelen FieldingJennifer WienerWeight WatchersJournalistEntertainment reporterEmily GiffinDatingBreakup In Her Shoes Little Earthquakes Goodnight Nobody Fly A
Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
Cannie ShapiroBridget Jones DiaryChick litLos AngelesScreenplayNifkinCertain GirlsJane GreenHelen FieldingJennifer WienerWeight WatchersJournalistEntertainment reporterEmily GiffinDatingBreakup In Her Shoes Little Earthquakes Goodnight Nobody Fly Away Hom
Subject:
Cannie ShapiroBridget Jones DiaryChick litLos AngelesScreenplayNifkinCertain GirlsJane GreenHelen FieldingJennifer WienerWeight WatchersJournalistEntertainment reporterEmily GiffinDatingBreakup In Her Shoes Little Earthquakes Goodnight Nobody Fly Away Hom
Subject:
Cannie ShapiroBridget Jones DiaryChick litLos AngelesScreenplayNifkinCertain GirlsJane GreenHelen FieldingJennifer WienerWeight WatchersJournalistEntertainment reporterEmily GiffinDatingBreakup In Her Shoes Little Earthquakes Goodnight Nobody Fly Away Hom
Subject:
Cannie ShapiroBridget Jones DiaryChick litLos AngelesScreenplayNifkinCertain GirlsJane GreenHelen FieldingJennifer WienerWeight WatchersJournalistEntertainment reporterEmily GiffinDatingBreakup In Her Shoes Little Earthquakes Goodnight Nobody Fly Away Hom
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
E 604
Publication Date:
April 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
A
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 12.74 oz

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Product details 400 pages Washington Square Press - English 9780743418171 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Weiner's witty, original, fast moving debut features a lovable heroine, a solid cast, snappy dialogue and a poignant take on life's priorities. This is a must-read for any woman who struggles with body image, or for anyone who cares about someone who does."
"Review" by , "Pick up Good In Bed and I promise you'll be introduced to one of the funniest full-figured heroines to come along in years. Cannie Shapiro's wild ride through crazy romantic entanglements, dysfunctional family dilemmas, and battles with an ex-boyfriend who just won't go away will keep you turning the pages right up until the story's tender, touching finale."
"Review" by , "Good In Bed is a delight, a contemporary Cinderella tale told with intelligence, wit, and style."
"Review" by , "Cannie's adventures will strike a chord with all young women struggling to find their place in the world, especially those larger than a size eight."
"Synopsis" by , The day pop-culture journalist Cannie Shapiro reads her ex-boyfriend's published story about their sex life is the day her life changes. Embarking on a journey through her past she confronts her ex, deals with her lesbian mother, and sifts through the answer to how she got where she is — single, angry and exposed.
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