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
"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)
I'm addicted to Audible. A new grandma I am responsible for my grandsons library, which reignited my interest in books.
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.
Make Cannie not such a spiteful, unlikeable person. She truly was awful -- self-pittying, entitled, bratty, obnoxious and rude.
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.
The narrator did a fine job. Nothing outstanding, nothing terrible.
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.
There were alot of scenes that didn't make sense or weren't needed.
This book did not have a good plot, was very slow, and didn't keep me interested.
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.
Always busy - always in the car.
I liked that she was fine in her own skin - that she was a real sounding person with the unreal happening around her.
Something Borrowed - because it was on the same vein as Good in Bed (to me)
The scene in the bathroom - when she met Maxi Rider for the first time.
When she met her celebrity crush and he lends her the car
The ladies at the weight-loss program were the funniest
when she tells the man that she is lost and he tells her "Get Found."
I wanted to punch Bruce (whinny brat) - I wanted to punch his girlfriend and I got really mad that he NEVER went to see his daughter - prat.
I loved that she had a great support system - Her Mom, her spetmom, brother and sister, Bestfriends Samantha and Maxie and of course Peter. So many laughing parts with them.
But he father is where I really had a reaction - Bruce was a brat, but her father was a heel. "Forget that family after I screwed up those kids, let me go get some more." Jackass.
I was a good read and it was great for her first book. Going to read Certain Girls soon.
Not after this. It would have moments where I would think it was getting better before dropping back into more self hating drawl.
Cannie, the main charachter. I kept wanting to like her but ahead disliked herself so much it was impossible.
Yes, it was good and entertaining, but at times depressing. The beginning of the book was light and funny but then as it went on it got heavier.
This is very high, it was a fun book and not though provoking but just plan fun!
The next best thing on my list, smashed, point of retreat
She did a great job, I do have to say she has a voice that sounds much older than 27. In the beginning I had to keep reminding myself she was younger than she sounded.
The dr. I wanted to see him and know him better. He seemed like a great guys.
Good In Bed is an inspiration to all women who have every struggled with body image, abandonment, a career or a break up! Weiner creates Candice Shapiro, Canny for short, to be a strong independent woman living in the city. Canny recalls her life as she experiences new thrills and struggles. I love that Weiner doesn't portray Canny to be a dependent women like so many other authors have created.
I have listened to this book and its sequel, "A Certain Girl" twice now. I love the character Cannie and the sympathetic approach to large women Jennifer Weiner provides. The instruction for me is the description of Jewish traditions in a very understandable way.
Now, this is hard. Cannie would be my favorite with close behind Maxie and Peter.
She does the different voices clear so you know who is speaking but not distracting. Great narrator for this book and its sequel.
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