Jennifer Weiner is many things: a #1 "New York Times "bestselling
author, a Twitter phenomenon, and an unlikely feminist enforcer ("The
New Yorker"). She s also a mom, a daughter, and a sister; a former rower
and current cyclist; a best friend and a reality TV junkie. In her
first foray into nonfiction, she takes the raw stuff of her personal
life and spins into a collection of essays on modern womanhood as
uproariously funny and moving as the best of Tina Fey, Fran Lebowitz,
and Nora Ephron.
Jennifer grew up as an outsider in her picturesque
Connecticut hometown ( a Lane Bryant outtake in an Abercrombie &
Fitch photo shoot ) and at her Ivy League college, but finally found her
people in newsrooms in central Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, and her
voice as a novelist, activist, and "New York Times "columnist.
subject is off-limits in this intimate and honest essay collection: sex,
weight, envy, money, her mom s newfound lesbianism, and her estranged
father s death. From lonely adolescence to modern childbirth to hearing
her six-year-old daughter s use of the f-word "fat" for the first time,
Jennifer Weiner "goes there," with the wit and candor that have endeared
her to readers all over the world.
By turns hilarious and deeply
touching, this collection shows that the woman behind treasured novels
like "Good in Bed "and "Best Friends Forever "is every bit as winning,
smart, and honest in real life as she is in her fiction."
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