I just finished reading Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner this week. It is the first book I have read by this author & I enjoyed it quite a bit so I'm sure I will be reading more of her books down the road.
This book is about a girl named Cannie Shapiro who has just broken up with her boyfriend of 3 years. She is a pop culture reporter, has a mother who has come out of the closet & a father who 'forgot' about his first family when she was just a girl. The plot of the story basically begins when she sees a new magazine column that is being written by her exboyfriend. It shares the same title as the book & the column she sees is titled "Loving a Larger Woman", which sends Cannie into a year filled with lots of misery along with some very fantastic events. She comes out the other end with a totally new perspective about herself & her life in general.
I liked this book because I felt that Jennifer Weiner really captured the dialogue that runs through my 'fat person' head. The way Cannie sees & thinks about herself throughout most of the story is something that I can totally relate too. I can also say that I have felt that same way about myself numerous times throughout my life. I also like how she comes through the terrible thing (I don't want to ruin the surpise if any of you haven't read it yet) that happens toward the end of the book with such a healthy take (eventually) on everything that has happened to her & about herself and the way she looks. I also liked that it was a fairly easy read that only made me think 'just a little bit' about myself & how I view myself. It is good to have a "thinking" break between the tougher books! :)