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02-13-2003, 03:02 PM
I just finished Good in Bed - Loved it! I recommend it to everyone!
02-14-2003, 06:17 AM
Can you give us a little description? Or does the title speak for itself;) Who is the author?
OMG, I loved this book! I read it right after my ds was born, so I was feeling a bit sensitive through one part of it (don't want to give anything away). My mom wants to see a movie made of it!
Here's waht Amazon says about it:
Good in Bed
by Jennifer Weiner
From Publishers Weekly
It is temping at first but unwise to assume Candace Shapiro is yet another Bridget Jones. Feisty, funny and less self-hating than her predecessor, Cannie is a 28-year-old Philadelphia Examiner reporter preoccupied with her weight and men, but able to see the humor in even the most unpleasant of life's broadsides. Even she is floored, however, when she reads "Good in Bed," a new women's magazine column penned by her ex-boyfriend, pothead grad student Bruce Guberman. Three months earlier, Cannie suggested they take a break apparently, Bruce thought they were through and set about making such proclamations as, "Loving a larger woman is an act of courage in our world." Devastated by this public humiliation, Cannie takes comfort in tequila and her beloved dog, Nifkin. Bruce has let her down like another man in her life: Cannie's sadistic, plastic surgeon father emotionally abused her as a young girl, and eventually abandoned his wife and family, leaving no forwarding address. Cannie's siblings suffer, especially the youngest, Lucy, who has tried everything from phone sex to striptease. Their tough-as-nails mother managed to find love again with a woman, Tanya, the gravel-voiced owner of a two-ton loom. Somehow, Cannie stays strong for family and friends, joining a weight-loss group, selling her screenplay and gaining the maturity to ask for help when she faces something bigger than her fears. 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.
I hope it's all right that I copied this here. I just don't know how to link to the listing on Amazon! :)
02-14-2003, 10:08 PM
I loved this book too!
02-16-2003, 03:23 PM
Here's the Amazon link for it:
Good in Bed (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0743418174/ref=nosim/storknet00) by Jennifer Weiner
I've heard lots of praise for this book. I'm adding it to my TBR list! :)
03-09-2003, 09:02 PM
I read it a few years ago and enjoyed it too. The title is just a little misleading. ;)
03-10-2003, 06:46 AM
I read it a little bit ago and I'm afraid I was more neutral about it. It wasn't bad, but there were some things about it that I didn't like. I actually preferred her second novel, In Her Shoes.
03-10-2003, 11:04 AM
I thought this was a great book! It got a little long in a few parts but over all was great!
I really liked her second book, In Her Shoes.
I highly recommend Jennifer Weiner!
03-10-2003, 12:49 PM
I've been lurking here the past few days... trying to come up with an idea for a good book. (I usually get my ideas from movies made from books... like Where the Heart Is.)
Anyway, saw this and read the description. I'm going to head to the library today and see if they carry it. :)
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