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eBook Good In Bed ePub

by Paula Cale,Jennifer Weiner

  • ISBN: 0743508475
  • Category: Womens Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Paula Cale,Jennifer Weiner
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Abridged edition (May 1, 2001)
  • ePub book: 1616 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1780 kb
  • Other: lit lrf mobi docx
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 924

Description

Cannie emerges as one of the most engaging realistic female characters in years.

Cannie emerges as one of the most engaging realistic female characters in years. Weiner's smoothly written novel is stuffed with dialogue that rings with humor and truth. Valerie Frankel Author of "Smart vs. Pretty" Funny, zippy, and unflinchingly honest, "Good In Bed" is a powerhouse debut for Jennifer Weiner. Jennifer Weiner is the New York Times bestselling author of over twenty books, including Good in Bed, The Littlest Bigfoot, and her memoir Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. A graduate of Princeton University and contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia.

Listen to Paula Cole reading an excerpt from Weiner's audiobook "Good in Bed". MORE FROM Read by Paula Cole.

She is a smart and sharp pop culture reporter who was perfectly content writing about other people's lives in the pages of the Philadelphia Examiner. But when she opens up a national women's magazine to find out that her ex-boyfriend Bruce has been chronicling their former sex life, her life goes into turmoil. Loving a larger woman is an act of courage in our world, Bruce writes. Listen to Paula Cole reading an excerpt from Weiner's audiobook "Good in Bed".

Jennifer Weiner is the New York Times bestselling author of sixteen books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, and her memoir, Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner. Библиографические данные.

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Good in Bed - Jennifer Weiner. ‘Good in Bed’ columnist Bruce Guberman joins the staff of Moxie this month. A free-lance writer from New Jersey, Guberman is currently at work on his first novel. PART ONE. Good in Bed. ONE. Have you seen it? asked Samantha.

Jennifer Weiner Good in Bed PART ONE. One two three four part two. Reconsider Me FIVE SIX SEVEN . Reconsider Me FIVE SIX SEVEN EIGHT NINE PART THREE. Good in Bed would not have been possible without my brilliant, p atient, and devoted agent, Joanna Pulcini, who plucked Cannie from obscurity, cleaned her up, and found her a home. I’m grateful to Liza Nelligan’s careful reading and good advice. Thanks to Greer’s assistant, Suzanne O’Neill, and Joanna’s assistant, Kelly Smith, who answered a thousand questions and held my hand.

Narrated by Paula Cale. New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner brings to life an irresistibly funny and relatable heroine in the novel The Boston Globe called funny, fanciful, extremely poignant, and rich with insight.

Jennifer Weiner is the New York Times bestselling author of Good in Bed and In Her Shoes, both in film production. Lauren Weisberger is the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada. Adriana Trigiani is an award-winning playwright, te. The Jennifer Weiner Collection (Good in Bed/In Her Shoes). 21 TALES FROM THE HOTTEST FEMALE WRITERSIn this must-have short-story collection, Jennifer Weiner revisits on of her Good in Bed characters (and tells the story from, ahem, his point of view), Jill A. Davis (Girl's Poker Night) offers darkly humorous take.

Abridged Audio Download. Trade Paperback eBook Unabridged Audio Download Abridged Compact Disk. Reading Group Questions and Topics for Discussion 1. With Good in Bed, Jennifer Weiner has garnered a lot of early praise for her alternately hilarious and poignant dialogue, and also for her pitch-perfect ear in rendering the conversational rhythms of Cannie's first-person narrative voice. Looking back through the novel, what is it about the dialogue that works so well?

At first my eyes wouldn't make sense of the letters. Finally, they unscrambled. Loving a Larger Woman, said the headline, by Bruce Guberman. Bruce Guberman had been my boyfriend for just over three years, until we'd decided to take a break three months ago. And the larger woman, I could only assume, was me.

Cannie Shapiro never wanted to be famous. The smart, sharp, plus-sized pop culture reporter was perfectly content writitng about other people's lives on the pages of the Philadlphia Examiner. But the day she opened up a national women's magazine to find out that her ex-boyfriend has been chronicling the ex-sex life is the day her life changes forever.

Loving a larger woman is and act of courage in our world, Bruce has written. And Cannie -- who never knew that Bruce saw her as a larger woman, or thought that loving her was an act of courage -- is plunged into misery, and into the most amazing year of her life.

Radiant with wit, bursting with surprises, and written with bite and bittersweet humor, Jennifer Weiner reaches beyond Cannie's story and into the heart of every woman. Gut-level real and laugh-out-loud funny, Good in Bed celebrates the courage of the human spirit and features an unbelievably funny cast of supporting characters, the strangest dog you'll ever encounter, and a heroine you'll never forget.

Comments

Kelezel Kelezel
I've heard this book referred to as a chick-lit classic and had wanted to read it for some time. I finally got around to it and found it to be a very big disappointment. The main character was constantly complaining about how awful her life was because she was overweight. When her ex-boyfriend whom she had broken up with a few months prior writes a column about loving a larger woman she becomes very angry. She also decides that she wants him back.

This begins the portion of the book where all she does is think about and talk about getting him back. Put that together with an unplanned pregnancy, a sudden and deep friendship with a starlet, a screenplay sold for a lot of money and what I can only describe as a psychotic episode and you have anything but a chick-lit classic. And don't let me forget to mention that her name is Cannie, short for Candace, not Candy but Cannie.

I could go on and on but I won't. What I will say is let the buyer beware before purchasing this book. If you like reading stories about a selfish, whining woman who needs a good therapist a heck of a lot more than a boyfriend then this book is for you.
Sorryyy Sorryyy
Unbelievably disappointed. The story was repetitive at best. One thing I do not appreciate is reading the same exact thought process over and over, page after page, in every chapter. The story could have been told in two chapters tops. The content bounced around, and followed no true form. I typically enjoy her books, but I stopped reading at 50%, bounced to the last page and STILL knew what was going on. Wish I could get my money back!
Landarn Landarn
Fantastic book. I laughed, I cried, I generally couldn't put it down once I started it. Marvelous writing and such wit. The perspective and frustrations of not being a "small" woman (this character is in good health, and Weiner writes her as about a size 12 and tall, so she's not obese) but still viewed as a "large" woman, and shamed with negatively. Her slow discovery of her own worth and her turn around are great! No "I got skinny and fair tale ended" here thank goodness. It's not about being skinny and shouldn't be. Our darned society is WAY too into super slender women and not accepting of the great variety of HEALTHY women of various body types and sizes in our society. Weiner brings this home in a sparkling, amusing, and gripping way. READ IT!
Stoneshaper Stoneshaper
What do you do when you dump your boyfriend, end up missing him, find out his dad just died, sleep with him one more time only to find out you're pregnant? This time, it's your turn to be dumped, ignored, albeit not quite forgotten, since Boyfriend keeps writing humiliating articles about you in a monthly national magazine.

The story itself is pretty formulaic and the ending, predictable. Less expected is Cannie, the witty narrator, a journalist at The Philadelphia Inquirer and not exactly your size 2 heroine. And that's refreshing. And that's the real story. She is the prisoner of a society that, while maintaining dictates on shapes, manages to oppress minds at the same time. In other words, Cannie (note the name, that includes "can" and implies "canned," "contained," "restrained") feels fat, and because she feels fat, she is unhappy and convinces herself she cannot attract other men. Our society, whose size has little to do with its stick figure models, is now taking baby steps to adapt to its new size by showing larger models, larger actresses. Some singers are displaying their voluptuousness with pride, and that's healthy. But when Good in Bed came out in 2006, this was not the case yet. My bet is that Weiner's book had some influence on women. My hope is that it will continue.

The fact that Cannie's father abandoned her and her siblings, but not before judging her appearance, does not place her on the healing path. Not right away. But eventually she grows independent of daddy's and societal judgement, or of what she feels societal judgment is, since she herself is part of society and, when it comes to herself, she might be the toughest of all judges. She must therefore free herself by accepting herself. That's part of the healing path.

Love makes for the rest of it. Love through different, and at times, amusing forms. Of course there is the romantic interest who loves Cannie and her size 16. But there is also Cannie's lesbian mom, who doesn't always know how to express her deep affection for her daughter, but never fails to be there for her. There is mom's lover, time and again rejected by Cannie, but who never gives up. There is the best friend. There is the young Hollywood actress who --surprise, surprise -- ain't shallow. And my favorite: Nifkin, the rat terrier.

This is my first Weiner novel, and this is her first published novel as well. It's a good one. Well written, humorous, tender, entertaining. Not a masterpiece. But the solid writing and the solid message and the solid characters make it a novel worth reading.
Elizabeth Elizabeth
I first read this book when it was released, and at that point, it became my favorite novel. It has stayed right at the top of my list over the years because the author really shines in this particular story. Her character development is completely on point and she tells the story so well. It is as if the words floated through her head and she was able to pick just the perfect order to place them on the page. Her talent is immense and there are so many examples of why she deserves to be celebrated but this book just makes me so happy whenever I revisit it.
Iaiastta Iaiastta
I liked the beginning of "Good in bed" very much then the story took a totally unexpected turn with Cannie's big surprise. (No spoilers) The twists, happy or sad, were unpredictable - well, as other comments pointed out often downright unrealistic, but it is "saved" by the light tone and overall don't-take-me-too-seriously approach, a marked contrast to the sadder parts.
However, it is not a story about the character(s) getting more confident in bed or being wanted, but about weight and physical appearance.I assume the title here was just a provocative teaser to get people to look at the goods, er, book.I read it in one go being sick at home all day, and I enjoyed it overall.
Finally, I can relate to some comments that Cannie is not a very likable character. For one thing, I wonder how a book character ends up with such a terrible (nick)name, what's wrong with Candace? Just joking. Still. For another, there's a bitterness underlying the great humor that I found a little disturbing. Voila. I read a couple of other Jennifer Weiner books, and my favorite probably is still "Then came you".