↠´ Good in Bed ↠´ Download by Ø Jennifer Weiner
↠´ Good in Bed ↠´ Download by Ø Jennifer Weiner At one point in my life I felt gung ho to read the work of the woman who bravely stood up to Jonathan Franzen s derision Then I read this book Then I read a little bit about Jennifer Weiner s various online and in print literary spats With the disclaimer that one book is in no way representative of a writer s oeuvre particularly not the first book of a roughly 15 year publishing career I think Good in Bed is an easy target for criticism It may not be fair to criticize a single book with lady legs on the cover as full representative of women s fiction, no , but can we be honest Cannie s life is a romantic fantasy There s nothing wrong with that if that s your thing, but it IS fair for other writers to call it what it is And to criticize or personally dislike that thing that it is, too.
Here s the plot, with SPOILERS that I don t feel like blocking out, This was an interesting book I read it for an on line book group I did like reading it, but at the same time, it s definitely not one I would recommend or would be on any must read list I would write The thing I think Jennifer Weiner did well was writing in a way that I did get sucked into Cannie s life and her pain I think anyone who s had a lost love can really relate to that kind of misery, and I think she did a great job describing it So much so, that my mood was somewhat muted days after reading it You do just kind of want to grab her and shake her, and say, Give it up But, at the same time, it s true to life in my experience When you are that upset over someone, you don t really act in a level headed way However, there were plenty of blatant flaws with the story, in my opinion It was just too good to be true t this book had a lot of things going on none of it was interesting.
it starts off with this ross and rachel break situation and a semi harsh column about dating a large woman, and then it turns into a soap opera i expected an evil twin to appear it was just bad real bad also she was a size 16 at 5 10 with big boobs lord really cry me a river.
The third worst book I have ever read I just cannot stand main characters who portray themselves as perpetually victimized, while refusing to take any responsibility for removing themselves from the victim state It didn t help that I felt the author intentionally crafted her characters to be as pathetic as possible, then framed the story in such a way as to imply the reader has no right to condemn any of them for their decisions Insultingly bad, even for a genre I refuse to call this anything but chicklit that has set the bar pretty low.
Blah What is up with these 20 something books The I don t like my job, I can t find a mate, I m almost 30 angst books They are all written in the EXACT same voice, and even hit the same highlights in both this book and Girls are Weird, a father s funeral results in a hook up with an ex I guess I really dodged a bullet there.
In the interview after the book, the author seems very proud of herself that she wrote an anti fairy tale, meaning the protagonist does not end the book skinny this is a book about a woman obsessed with the fact she s fat Ummokay But the protagonist does 1 sell her screenplay, 2 become close friends with a movie star, and 3 have a handsome doctor fall in love with her his specialty is bariatrics but he likes fat chicks plot twist How is that not a fantasy This is a quick read that is sometimes amusing
This was so good that when it ended I felt like I had lost a friend I got so attached to Canny, that I just wanted to call her and chat with her about her life I would read this book again and againin fact, I have.
My first grader can sound out words and takes great interest in what I m reading He didn t understand the title of the book, so I told him that it was about someone who sleeps all night and never gets up to get in their parents bed.
My husband wanted to know if it was fiction He was hoping not.
I liked this book because I liked the character and cared about her She s likable and funny and she means well My major criticism about this book, however, is that the unrealistic twists and turns rival those of a Great Adventure roller coaster I think that if I took a big red pen to this book I d remove the parts that have anything to do with Hollywood Even the manuscript sale seemed over the top to me I d change the push to something that didn t involve another person, like a slip in a puddle after an argument with your ex boyfriend s new girlfriend I d leave the family dysfunction Twenty eight year old Cannie Shapiro had just taken a break in her relationship with her boyfriend when he was heading towards wanting marriage and she wasn t quite sure what she wanted But when she sees the headline in a magazine Loving a Larger Woman she is immediately furious when she sees her ex s name in the byline Now Cannie is trying to get her life in order and her weight under control She always knew she was plus size but the humiliation of seeing it in a national magazine has her questioning everything in her life along with her relationship with her ex Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner was somewhat an emotional roller coaster of a read It was often quite humorous but also rather touching in moments when Canni