Saturday, January 24, 2009

2009 Book #3

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! :)

9 comments:

Sara said...

Jennifer Weiner is one of those prolific authors I'd never heard of until I came across some of her books while browsing through www.bookins.com, where I pick up nearly all of my books and DVDs now. If you enjoyed Good in Bed, get her sequel, Certain Girls. I think you'll like it.

GINA and KEV said...

I haven't read this book, but it sounds like something I would enjoy. I'll have to check it out.

ICLW

Jamie said...

I love her books. Definitely read Certain Girls. Little Earthquakes is a good one by her too. :)

Have you read anything by Emily Giffin?

melissa said...

This sounds really interesting, thanks for the recommendation. I may have to pick this one up to read on the next trip.

Michelle said...

I love to read and I haven't read this book. I will try it it sounds good. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your well wishes.

Linz said...

So I think I might put that on my summer "to read" list. This makes two of your books I want to read.

Linz said...

This makes 2 books that I now want to read...

Petula said...

Sounds like a great book. I love when a book is thought provoking, entertaining and leaves me feeling satisfied. I hope you're having a great weekend.

Nicole said...

I too am trying to track my books this year. I'll have to add this to my list of choices!

ICLW