Good in Bed (Cannie Shapiro, #1) by Jennifer Weiner

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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.

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Title : Good in Bed (Cannie Shapiro, #1)
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ISBN : 0743418174
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 376 pages


Reviews


Tabitha rated it ★★★★☆

January 03, 2008

Sometimes a person needs a light read. A fun read. A pick it up and put it down (finished in a day) read. This book is all of these things, but it also carries an important message in an accessible format. We meet many people in our lives and love many be eternal or fleeting. Regardless of the ti...


Kimmay rated it ★☆☆☆☆

February 02, 2016

Well by reading some of the reviews below, I guess I am the only one that really did NOT like this book. I thought it was quite IRONIC That Violet loved the screenplay because the lead character didn't need to be rescued... unlike Cannie. She seems so winey and down on not only herself but every...


Danielle rated it ★☆☆☆☆

January 25, 2016

this book had a lot of things going on---none of it was interesting. it starts off with this ross-and-rachel-"break" situation and a (semi) harsh column about dating a 'large' woman, and then it turns into a soap opera (i expected an evil twin to appear!) it was just bad. real bad. also: she was a...


Camille rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 11, 2008

This was an interesting book; I read it for an on-line book group. I did like reading it, but at the same time, it's definitely not one I would recommend or would be on any "must read" list I would write. The thing I think Jennifer Weiner did well was writing in a way that I did get sucked into C...


Carmela rated it ★★★★★

July 11, 2007

This was so good that when it ended I felt like I had lost a friend. I got so attached to Canny, that I just wanted to call her and chat with her about her life. I would read this book again and again...in fact, I have.


SmarterLilac rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 13, 2009

The third worst book I have ever read. I just cannot stand main characters who portray themselves as perpetually victimized, while refusing to take any responsibility for removing themselves from the victim-state. It didn't help that I felt the author intentionally 'crafted' her characters to be...


Janet rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 18, 2008

Blah. What is up with these 20-something books? The I-don't-like-my-job, I-can't-find-a-mate, I'm-almost-30 angst books? They are all written in the EXACT same voice, and even hit the same highlights (in both this book and Girls are Weird, a father's funeral results in a hook up with an ex--I gue...


Carrie rated it ★★★★☆

September 04, 2016

Twenty eight year old Cannie Shapiro had just taken a break in her relationship with her boyfriend when he was heading towards wanting marriage and she wasn't quite sure what she wanted. But when she sees the headline in a magazine Loving a Larger Woman she is immediately furious when she sees he...


Marie rated it ★★★☆☆

February 09, 2009

My first grader can sound out words and takes great interest in what I'm reading. He didn't understand the title of the book, so I told him that it was about someone who sleeps all night and never gets up to get in their parents' bed. My husband wanted to know if it was fiction. He was hoping not....


rachel rated it ★☆☆☆☆

January 24, 2015

At one point in my life I felt gung-ho to read the work of the woman who bravely stood up to Jonathan Franzen's derision. Then I read this book. Then I read a little bit more about Jennifer Weiner's various online and in-print literary spats. With the disclaimer that one book is in no way represe...





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