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Good in Bed | [Jennifer Weiner]

Good in Bed

Cannie Shapiro never wanted to be famous. The smart, sharp, plus-sized pop culture reporter was perfectly content writitng about other people's lives in the pages of the Philadlphia Examiner. But the day she opened up a national women's magazine to find out that her ex-boyfriend has been chronicling their ex-sex life is the day her life changes forever.
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Publisher's Summary

Cannie Shapiro never wanted to be famous. The smart, sharp, plus-sized pop culture reporter was perfectly content writitng about other people's lives in the pages of the Philadlphia Examiner. But the day she opened up a national women's magazine to find out that her ex-boyfriend has been chronicling their ex-sex life is the day her life changes forever.

Loving a larger woman is an act of courage in our world, Bruce has written. And Cannie - who never knew that Bruce saw her as a larger woman, or thought that loving her was an act of courage - is plunged into misery, and into the most amazing year of her life.

Radiant with wit, bursting with surprises, and written with bite and bittersweet humor, Jennifer Weiner reaches beyond Cannie's story and into the heart of every woman. Gut-level real and laugh-out-loud funny, Good in Bed celebrates the courage of the human spirit and features an unbelievably funny cast of supporting characters, the strangest dog you'll ever encounter, and a heroine you'll never forget.

©2001 Jennifer Weiner (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Funny, zippy, and unflinchingly honest, Good In Bed is a powerhouse debut for Jennifer Weiner. I consumed this extra-large portion of a book in one sitting, rooting for Cannie the heroine and willing horrible atrocities on her ex-boyfriend. Some big surprises kept the pages flying; I grinned the whole way through. Good In Bed can only be described as deeply satisfying." (Valerie Frankel Author of Smart vs. Pretty)

"[Good in Bed's] Cannie emerges as one of the most engaging realistic female characters in years...Weiner's smoothly written novel is stuffed with dialogue that rings with humor and truth." (Entertainment Weekly)

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    Samantha Ramey 04-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "amazing book"

    very captivating keeps you wanting to hear the next part, .not wanting it to end.

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    Kelly 03-29-15
    Kelly 03-29-15
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    "started strong"

    the story was good with unexpected plot twist. but it seemed buried at the end. what about her revenge?

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    Joy Greenwood, AR, United States 03-25-15
    Joy Greenwood, AR, United States 03-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story. Enjoyed very much!"

    Well written with interesting characters. Wonderful narrator! Funny and heartbreaking. I would highly recommend to women of all ages and size!

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    Cheryl 03-22-15
    Cheryl 03-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Sad but Funny!"
    Where does Good in Bed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Very high!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cannie - her honesty with herself about her weight is real but I love that she still expects the best out of life for herself!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Maxie and Cannie in the bathroom.


    Any additional comments?

    The wit in this book is so so entertaining!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Taliah Reid 03-13-15
    Taliah Reid 03-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I just lived this year with Canny"

    I laughed with (and at) her, cried, she was depressed with her...the markings of an awesome story!
    Well written, and well read.

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    C. Oneal California 07-19-14
    C. Oneal California 07-19-14 Member Since 2012

    I'm addicted to Audible. A new grandma I am responsible for my grandsons library, which reignited my interest in books.

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    "Great Story"

    The narration was the only distraction but not horrible. It's tough when one narrator tries to add life to a book through changes voices for male and female characters, so given the task at hand she did well. The story was good and kept me engaged. Ilove the authors continous use of diversity throughout all her books without drawing attention to it. And the variety of relevant issues is handled in an honest and sarcastic way. Not too slick and sweet or in your face. Perfect blend of humor and realism.

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    Travis Loveland, OH, United States 07-14-14
    Travis Loveland, OH, United States 07-14-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great, Real, and Inspiring Story"

    This was my 2nd Jennifer Weiner read. I loved the story, as I'm a bigger woman myself. However, I thought the story was a bit boring in parts, and dragged on in others. However, overall, the story was altogether good and exciting.

    My only complaint was the reader. Her deep voice and characterizations weren't really something that went with the story. It was almost stereotypical, and seems as though they were indicating that all "bigger" women have masculine voices.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    reebs17 Bay Area, CA 01-08-14
    reebs17 Bay Area, CA 01-08-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Disappointed"
    What would have made Good in Bed better?

    Make Cannie not such a spiteful, unlikeable person. She truly was awful -- self-pittying, entitled, bratty, obnoxious and rude.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jennifer Weiner again?

    I think each book is different, and would like to think that an author brings something different to every story they create. However, based on this book alone, no, I would not.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    The narrator did a fine job. Nothing outstanding, nothing terrible.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Good in Bed?

    The last half of the book. Truly...it was depressing and I nearly quit around then. I kind of got to the point where I just didn't care what happened to Cannie because she acted like such an awful individual.


    Any additional comments?

    Skip it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Beth PIERRE, SD, United States 11-26-13
    Beth PIERRE, SD, United States 11-26-13
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    "Couldn't wait to turn it off"
    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Good in Bed?

    There were alot of scenes that didn't make sense or weren't needed.


    Any additional comments?

    This book did not have a good plot, was very slow, and didn't keep me interested.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan 08-29-13
    Susan 08-29-13
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    "Excellent book for women of all sizes!"

    I loved this book. The author should do stand-up comedy.

    Witty, heart-warming and inspirational. A must read for any woman who has ever struggled with her weight and self image.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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