Saturday, April 9, 2011

Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner

I left on the 5 hour trek for my sister's on Tuesday afternoon. Since I would be alone for the 5 hour drive, I decided to take the time and listen to a book.

Two of my girlfriends from book club both recommended this book and I was not disappointed. It is full of humor, heartache, and self discovery. You must either listen to this book or get it and read it. It would be a great vacation read for those upcoming Summer vacations.

Cannie is a 28-year-old Philadelphia Examiner reporter preoccupied with her weight and men, but able to see the humor in even the most unpleasant of life's broadsides. Even she is floored, however, when she reads "Good in Bed," a new women's magazine column penned by her ex-boyfriend, pothead grad student Bruce Guberman. Three months earlier, Cannie suggested they take a break apparently, Bruce thought they were through and set about making such proclamations as, "Loving a larger woman is an act of courage in our world." Devastated by this public humiliation, Cannie takes comfort in tequila and her beloved dog, Nifkin. Bruce has let her down like another man in her life: Cannie's sadistic, plastic surgeon father emotionally abused her as a young girl, and eventually abandoned his wife and family, leaving no forwarding address. Cannie's siblings suffer, especially the youngest, Lucy, who has tried everything from phone sex to striptease. Their tough-as-nails mother managed to find love again with a woman, Tanya, the gravel-voiced owner of a two-ton loom. Somehow, Cannie stays strong for family and friends, joining a weight-loss group, selling her screenplay and gaining the maturity to ask for help when she faces something bigger than her fears.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

LOL! This is one of those books with a cover that makes you want to leave it out for your husband to see but hidden so your mother WONT! LOL! You have piqued my curiosity!

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