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Good in Bed Paperback – 28 Feb 2002

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; New edition edition (28 Feb. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743441028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743441025
  • Package Dimensions: 17.6 x 11 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 71 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,628,006 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jennifer Weiner's Good in Bed is the story of a year in the life of a late-twentysomething American woman: Cannie, a journalist on the Philadelphia Examiner, who has recently broken up with her boyfriend of three years (cue endless similarities with countless other books aimed at young Western women). Fortunately, Weiner's book has enough originality to break out from the mould, with an overweight heroine and a mother who has recently moved in with her lesbian lover. Good in Bed has its funny moments, dealing with humour and sensitivity with Cannie's status as a "larger woman", her bizarre family and her regrets at splitting up with Bruce, but there is often more a feeling of pathos than laughter. Cannie is not a tragic figure through her dress size--Weiner successfully side-steps any attempt to pity her or her fellow larger women at a weight-loss clinic, taking the humorous path instead--but through her relationship and career predicaments. It is therefore not clear why Weiner cast Cannie as a plus-size, unless to drive home the eternal fact that whatever their size, all women have the same neuroses inside. Cannie's year offers more lows than highs--with a particularly heart-breaking low towards the end of the novel, which is unlikely to be read by anyone with even a wry smile--and it therefore is not a "feel good to be a woman" novel. For laugh-out-loud writing with a dash of pathos try Shannon Olson's Welcome to My Planet, but for sensitive and ultimately tear-inducing touching narration try Good in Bed. --Olivia Dickinson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Janet Maslin, "The New York Times"This season's beach-book Queen for a Day.

Susan Isaacsauthor of "Long Time No See" and "Almost Paradise""Good in Bed" is a delight, a contemporary Cinderella tale told with intelligence, wit, and style.

"Entertainment Weekly"A crackling debut...Cannie emerges as one of the most engaging, realistic female characters in years....[Grade:: A.

Susan Isaacs, author of "Long Time No See" and "Almost Paradise", "Good in Bed" is a delight, a contemporary Cinderella tale told with intelligence, wit, and style.



Valerie Frankel Author of "Smart vs. Pretty" 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.

"Entertainment Weekly" June 8, 2001 Entertainment Weekly gives Good in Bed an "A!"

[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.

"""A delight...a contemporary Cinderella tale told with intelligence, wit, and style." "New York Times "bestselling author Susan Isaacs"

"This season's beach-book Queen for a Day." Janet Maslin, New York Times"

"A delight...a contemporary Cinderella tale told with intelligence, wit, and style." --New York Times bestselling author Susan Isaacs

"A crackling debut...Cannie emerges as one of the most engaging, realistic female characters in years." --Entertainment Weekly, Grade: A

"This season's beach-book Queen for a Day." --Janet Maslin, New York Times

-A delight...a contemporary Cinderella tale told with intelligence, wit, and style.- --New York Times bestselling author Susan Isaacs

-A crackling debut...Cannie emerges as one of the most engaging, realistic female characters in years.- --Entertainment Weekly, Grade: A

-This season's beach-book Queen for a Day.- --Janet Maslin, New York Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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