Book Review: “Good In Bed” by Jennifer Weiner


Book Description via Good Reads:  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.

My Thoughts:

I have recently taken to listening to audio books.  It isn’t because I don’t want to read, it’s because I want to read too many books.  My Good Reads list is crazy full of all the books I want to read, and I don’t always have time to read.  So, I listen to audio books on my way to work.  I can borrow them through the digital media at my library and it is really easy.  I also read books at home, listen to audio books with the kids when we are in the car, and read books to the kids at home.  I am currently reading/listening to five different books; an audio book for me, one for the kids, reading a book at home, one at work, and one to the kids.  As you can see, I am a little book crazy.

I listened to Good In Bed in the car on my way to work or while I was running errands without the kids.  I really enjoyed the story.  Do not be fooled by the title.  It is not, as my husband put it, a “bodice ripper”.  Basically it is about a woman and some trials she faces.  Ok, I know that was not very detailed, but I think the above summary takes care of the description.

The author does a really good job of creating the main character.  Throughout the story there were times that I could relate to the character, times when I felt she should chill, and times when I could understand her pain.  The book is funny, (especially when she’s with her weight group), frustrating, sad,and heart warming.  I recommend this book to people who enjoy books that show characters overcoming struggles.

I really recommend trying audio books,  if you haven’t already.  But make sure you don’t get too engrossed while driving. 😉


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