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Publisher Comments:

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 three years old, Ruth Saunders miraculously survives the car crash that takes her parents’ lives on the icy Massachusetts Turnpike. Her eccentric grandmother, who comes out of Florida retirement to care for young Ruth, nurtures her through years of surgeries, feeding her home-cooked meals, dispensing irreverent wisdom, and telling Ruth she’s beautiful, even though her scars will stay with her forever.

After college, Ruth pursues her dream of writing to Hollywood, heading west with her grandmother in tow, hoping to make it big in the world of TV. After years of failure and a badly broken heart, Ruth gets The Call—her show has been green-lit.

But Ruth’s happy ending is only the beginning, as she struggles with how television gets made: terrified (and terrifying) executives and actresses with their eyes on bigger prizes than Ruthie’s show. Add in an unrequited crush on the man who has been her mentor. Add to that her grandmother’s impending nuptials, and Ruth’s big break might just break her.

A rollicking ride on the Hollywood roller coaster, The Next Best Thing is a heartfelt story about a young woman searching for her own happily-ever-after in the land where dreams come true.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781451617771
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Author:
Weiner, Jennifer
Subject:
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Subject:
Women screenwriters
Subject:
Fiction : Contemporary Women
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Television shows Los Angeles Swimming TV State of Georgia ABC Family Jennifer Wiener Beach read Hollywood Emily Giffin Swim Writers room Comedy
Subject:
Television showsLos AngelesSwimmingTVState of GeorgiaABC FamilyJennifer WienerBeach readHollywoodEmily GiffinSwimWriters roomComedy Good in Bed In Her Shoes Little Earthquakes Goodnight Nobody Certain Girls Best Friends Forever Fly Away Home Then Came You
Subject:
Television showsLos AngelesSwimmingTVState of GeorgiaABC FamilyJennifer WienerBeach readHollywoodEmily GiffinSwimWriters roomComedy Good in Bed In Her Shoes Little Earthquakes Goodnight Nobody Certain Girls Best Friends Forever Fly Away Home Then Came You
Subject:
Television showsLos AngelesSwimmingTVState of GeorgiaABC FamilyJennifer WienerBeach readHollywoodEmily GiffinSwimWriters roomComedy Good in Bed In Her Shoes Little Earthquakes Goodnight Nobody Certain Girls Best Friends Forever Fly Away Home Then Came You
Subject:
Television showsLos AngelesSwimmingTVState of GeorgiaABC FamilyJennifer WienerBeach readHollywoodEmily GiffinSwimWriters roomComedy Good in Bed In Her Shoes Little Earthquakes Goodnight Nobody Certain Girls Best Friends Forever Fly Away Home Then Came You
Subject:
Television showsLos AngelesSwimmingTVState of GeorgiaABC FamilyJennifer WienerBeach readHollywoodEmily GiffinSwimWriters roomComedy Good in Bed In Her Shoes Little Earthquakes Goodnight Nobody Certain Girls Best Friends Forever Fly Away Home Then Came You
Subject:
Television showsLos AngelesSwimmingTVState of GeorgiaABC FamilyJennifer WienerBeach readHollywoodEmily GiffinSwimWriters roomComedy Good in Bed In Her Shoes Little Earthquakes Goodnight Nobody Certain Girls Best Friends Forever Fly Away Home Then Came You
Subject:
Television showsLos AngelesSwimmingTVState of GeorgiaABC FamilyJennifer WienerBeach readHollywoodEmily GiffinSwimWriters roomComedy Good in Bed In Her Shoes Little Earthquakes Goodnight Nobody Certain Girls Best Friends Forever Fly Away Home Then Came You
Subject:
Television showsLos AngelesSwimmingTVState of GeorgiaABC FamilyJennifer WienerBeach readHollywoodEmily GiffinSwimWriters roomComedy Good in Bed In Her Shoes Little Earthquakes Goodnight Nobody Certain Girls Best Friends Forever Fly Away Home Then Came You
Subject:
Television showsLos AngelesSwimmingTVState of GeorgiaABC FamilyJennifer WienerBeach readHollywoodEmily GiffinSwimWriters roomComedy Good in Bed In Her Shoes Little Earthquakes Goodnight Nobody Certain Girls Best Friends Forever Fly Away Home Then Came You
Subject:
Television showsLos AngelesSwimmingTVState of GeorgiaABC FamilyJennifer WienerBeach readHollywoodEmily GiffinSwimWriters roomComedy Good in Bed In Her Shoes Little Earthquakes Goodnight Nobody Certain Girls Best Friends Forever Fly Away Home Then Came You
Subject:
Television showsLos AngelesSwimmingTVState of GeorgiaABC FamilyJennifer WienerBeach readHollywoodEmily GiffinSwimWriters roomComedy Good in Bed In Her Shoes Little Earthquakes Goodnight Nobody Certain Girls Best Friends Forever Fly Away Home Then Came You
Subject:
Television showsLos AngelesSwimmingTVState of GeorgiaABC FamilyJennifer WienerBeach readHollywoodEmily GiffinSwimWriters roomComedy Good in Bed In Her Shoes Little Earthquakes Goodnight Nobody Certain Girls Best Friends Forever Fly Away Home Then Came You
Subject:
Television showsLos AngelesSwimmingTVState of GeorgiaABC FamilyJennifer WienerBeach readHollywoodEmily GiffinSwimWriters roomComedy Good in Bed In Her Shoes Little Earthquakes Goodnight Nobody Certain Girls Best Friends Forever Fly Away Home Then Came You
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20130430
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
209.55 x 134.937 x 33.02 mm 357.884 gr

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