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Good in Bed

A Novel
Weiner, Jennifer (Book - 2002 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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For twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie Shapiro. Sure, her mother has come charging out of the closet, and her father has long since dropped out of her world. But she loves her friends, her rat terrier, Nifkin, and her job as pop culture reporter for The Philadelphia Examiner. She's even made a tenuous peace with her plus-size body. But the day she opens up a national women's magazine and sees the words "Loving a Larger Woman" above her ex-boyfriend's byline, Cannie is plunged into misery...and the most amazing year of her life. From Philadelphia to Hollywood and back home again, she charts a new course for herself: mourning her losses, facing her past, and figuring out who she is and who she can become.
Authors: Weiner, Jennifer
Title: Good in bed
a novel
Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press, 2002
Characteristics: 376 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jennifer Weiner
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover in 2001 by Pocket Books"--T.p. verso
ISBN: 9780743418171
0743418174
Branch Call Number: FICTION WEINER
Subject Headings: Young women Fiction Overweight women Fiction Women journalists Fiction Philadelphia (Pa.) Fiction
Genre/Form: Love stories
Humorous fiction
Topical Term: Young women
Overweight women
Women journalists
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List - 10 years of books by: multcolib_lauralw May 22, 2014

For twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie Shapiro. But the day she opens up a national women's magazine and sees the words "Loving a Larger Woman" above her ex-boyfriend's byline, Cannie is plunged into misery...and the most amazing year of her life.


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Aug 13, 2014
  • M_ALCOTT rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

" So basically, you're pining for a guy with a small willy who treated you badly."-Maxi

Sometimes it takes a complete stranger(and a few shots of tequila) to put things into perspective. As Maxi does for poor Cannie in this novel. Cannie Shapiro, a newspaper reporter, had the misfortune of having her ex-boyfriend Bruce, who writes for a magazine, write about her in his sex column "Good in Bed". In an article titled "Loving a Larger Woman", Bruce puts Cannie's insecurities about her weight and her sex life out there for public consumption, which makes Cannie want to kill Bruce. Naturally. And since murder isn't a legal option for Cannie, she settles for calling Bruce "small" down there.

"Good in Bed" is my first Jennifer Weiner novel, but not my first time reading a story with a plus size leading character. I thought the novel was smart and at the same time funny.

Feb 01, 2014
  • gcnwilson rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

very funny and entertaining!

Jun 20, 2013
  • UnravelYarn rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Good read, has characters who are easy to relate with

Jun 07, 2012
  • slacks rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

good "chick" lit read. I really like Jennifer Weiner's books. She writes her characters well and gets you hooked.

Mar 27, 2012
  • hitthebooks rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is funny in some ways. She is a large almost 30 yr old and her x-boyfriend writes about her in his new position at a magazine "good in bed" with a large person. He has a ponytail and is addicted to pot, has a small twinky and not sure of himself. She finds herself pregnant after her x's father dies and she sleeps with him one time. She keeps the baby, finds a good female friend with money, tries to loose weight at a center which is where she finds out she is pregnant. Eventually loses the weight and almost the baby. Her mother is a lesbian and her father doesn't even want to know her. Messed up as she is she ends up with the doctor from her weight loss clinic and is for once happy. Great book and only 5 hours long with lots filled in. Finished in one day.....shopped and clean house too.

Mar 06, 2012
  • terriflt rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this book although not as much as I enjoyed her other books. This one the main character got a little too whiny and bitchy at times. Mind you, it was warranted, but I think it dragged on a little longer than it could have. Overall, worth the read though

Sep 07, 2011
  • martyanne rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this book for being about loving a plus sized woman, and being about a plus sized woman not loving herself -- but then, learning to. I love that she got skinny, but found herself back to healthy-- and still outside the barrier of plus-sized. She becomes the woman she admired. Call it chick-lit, call it light, call it fluff, but the reality is, there's real stuff here. Real, good stuff. It takes some depression, some darkness, some lostness, to get to a place of finding yourself transformed.

Aug 11, 2011
  • bookpusher rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Although I enjoyed this book, sometimes it could be quite depressing.

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