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Jennifer Weiner - Author

About the Author

Jennifer Weiner lives in Philadelphia with her husband, daughter and her rat-terrier, Wendell.
 

Featured books by Jennifer Weiner

All Fall Down

All Fall Down

Author: Jennifer Weiner Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2014

Allison Weiss is a typical working mother, trying to balance a business, ageing parents, a demanding daughter and a marriage. But when the website she develops becomes a huge success, she finds herself challenged to the point of being completely overwhelmed. As she struggles to hold her life together and meet the needs of all the people around her, Allison finds that the painkillers she was prescribed for a back injury help her deal with more than just physical discomfort - they make her feel calm and get her through the increasingly hectic days. Sure, she worries that the bottles seem to empty a bit faster each week, but it's not like she's some Hollywood starlet partying all night. It's not as if she has an actual problem. Until she ends up in a world she never thought she'd experience outside of a movie theatre: rehab. And as Allison struggles to get her life back on track, she learns a few life lessons along the way. With a sparkling comedic touch and tender, true-to-life characterizations, All Fall Down is a tale of empowerment and redemption and Jennifer Weiner's richest, most absorbing and timely story yet.

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The Next Best Thing

The Next Best Thing

Author: Jennifer Weiner Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/09/2013

At twenty-three, Ruth Saunders headed west with her seventy-year-old grandma in tow, hoping to be hired as a television writer. Four years later, she's hit the jackpot when she gets The Call: the sitcom she wrote, The Next Big Thing, has gotten the green light, and Ruthie's going to be the show-runner. But her dreams of Hollywood happiness are threatened by demanding actors, number-crunching executives, an unrequited crush on a boss, and her grandmother's impending nuptials. Set against the fascinating backdrop of Los Angeles showbusiness culture, with an insider's ear and eye for writer's rooms, bad behaviour backstage and set politics, Jennifer Weiner's new novel is a rollicking ride on the Hollywood rollercoaster, and a heartfelt story about what it's like for a young woman to love, and lose, in the land where dreams come true.

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Other books by Jennifer Weiner

Little Bigfoot, Big City

Little Bigfoot, Big City

Author: Jennifer Weiner Format: eBook Release Date: 31/10/2017

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes the second book in the ';smartly crafted' (BCCB) and ';heartwarming (School Library Journal) trilogy about friendship, furry creatures, and finding the place where you belong.Twelve-year-old Alice Mayfair has a secret. She's not human. But whoor whatis she? While Alice goes in search of her past, her best friend Millie Maximus, a tiny Bigfoot with a big voice, prepares for her future. Together they plan to sneak off to New York City, where Millie hopes to audition for The Next Stage, the TV show she's sure will rocket her to stardom and free her from the suffocating expectations of her tribe. Meanwhile Jeremy Bigelow's Bigfoot research has put him on the radar of a shadowy government organization led by a mysterious man named Trip Carruthers. The Bigfoots have something, a chemical so powerful and dangerous that the government will do anything to obtain it. And Jeremy is tasked with securing it once and for all. In an unexpected twist of fate, Jeremy, Alice, and Millie find themselves facing off at a crossroads. But in order to determine where they're going, they have to first figure out where they come fromand draw the line between what is good, what is evil, and what it means to be a hero.

Hungry Heart

Hungry Heart

Author: Jennifer Weiner Format: eBook Release Date: 11/10/2016

No matter what was happening in Jennifer Weiner's lifewhether good, bad, or very, very uglyher mother, Fran, would say the same thing: it's all material.Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of the biggest names in popular fiction (USA TODAY), beloved on Twitter and hailed as "e;an unlikely feminist enforcer (The New Yorker), takes the raw stuff of her personal life and spins it into a collection of personal essays as uproariously funny and heartfelt as the best of Tina Fey and Nora Ephron. Jennifer grew up as an outsider in her picturesque Connecticut hometown (a Lane Bryant outtake in an Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue) and at her Ivy League college, but finally found her people in newsrooms in central Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, and her voice as a novelist and New York Times columnist. In her first essay collection, no subject is off-limits: sex, weight, envy, money, the reality of life with a newborn, her mom's newfound lesbianism, her estranged father's death (and Weiner's subsequent attempt to get the funeral home to accept her American Express card, because if at least I get points, something good will have come of this). From bad blind dates to modern childbirth to handling her six-year-old daughter's use of the f-word–fat–for the first time, Jennifer Weiner goes there, with the wit and candor that have endeared her to readers all over the world. By turns hilarious and deeply touching, this collection shows that the woman behind treasured novels like Good in Bed and Best Friends Forever, is every bit as winning, smart, and honest in real life as she is in her fiction.

Littlest Bigfoot

Littlest Bigfoot

Author: Jennifer Weiner Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

A New York Times Bestseller ';A charming story about finding a safe place to let your freak flag fly.' People ';Young readers who have ever felt too big or been made to feel small will feel just right in the cheerful glow of Weiner's contemporary fairy tale.' The New York Times Book Review From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes a ';smartly crafted' (BCCB) and ';heartwarming' (School Library Journal) tale of friendship, furry creatures, and finding the place where you belong.Alice Mayfair, twelve years old, slips through the world unseen and unnoticed. Ignored by her family and shipped off to her eighth boarding school, Alice would like a friend. And when she rescues Millie Maximus from drowning in a lake one day, she finds one. But Millie is a Bigfoot, part of a clan who dwells deep in the woods. Most Bigfoots believe that peopleNoFurs, as they call themare dangerous, yet Millie is fascinated with the No-Fur world. She is convinced that humans will appreciate all the things about her that her Bigfoot tribe does not: her fearless nature, her lovely singing voice, and her desire to be a star. Alice swears to protect Millie's secret. But a league of Bigfoot hunters is on their trail, led by a lonely kid named Jeremy. And in order to survive, Alice and Millie have to put their trust in each otherand have faith in themselvesabove all else.

Who do You Love

Who do You Love

Author: Jennifer Weiner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2015

'Tugs at the heartstrings ...Weiner's achingly real characters will keep readers engaged all the way through' Publishers Weekly Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are eight years old when they meet late one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued by the boy who shows up all alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andy's taken back to the emergency room and Rachel's sent back to her bed, they think they'll never see each other again. Rachel, the beloved, popular, and protected daughter of two doting parents, grows up wanting for nothing in a fancy Florida suburb. Andy grows up poor in Philadelphia with a single mom and a rare talent that will let him become one of the best runners of his generation. Over the course of three decades, through high school and college, marriages and divorces, from the pinnacles of victory and the heartbreak of defeat, Andy and Rachel will find each other again and again, until they are finally given a chance to decide whether love can surmount difference and distance and if they've been running toward each other all along.

Who do You Love

Who do You Love

Author: Jennifer Weiner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2015

Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are eight years old when they meet late one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued by the boy who shows up all alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andy's taken back to the emergency room and Rachel's sent back to her bed, they think they'll never see each other again. Rachel, the beloved, popular, and protected daughter of two doting parents, grows up wanting for nothing in a fancy Florida suburb. Andy grows up poor in Philadelphia with a single mom and a rare talent that will let him become one of the best runners of his generation. Over the course of three decades, through high school and college, marriages and divorces, from the pinnacles of victory and the heartbreak of defeat, Andy and Rachel will find each other again and again, until they are finally given a chance to decide whether love can surmount difference and distance and if they've been running toward each other all along.

Who Do You Love

Who Do You Love

Author: Jennifer Weiner Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

From the hilarious, heartbreaking, and insightful (The Miami Herald) bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes a sweeping, modern day fairy tale about first romance and lasting love.Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are eight years old when they meet late one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and shes intrigued by the boy who shows up all alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andys taken back to the emergency room and Rachels sent back to her bed, they think theyll never see each other again. Rachel, the beloved, popular, and protected daughter of two doting parents, grows up wanting for nothing in a fancy Florida suburb. Andy grows up poor in Philadelphia with a single mom and a rare talent that will let him become one of the best runners of his generation. Over the course of three decades, through high school and college, marriages and divorces, from the pinnacles of victory and the heartbreak of defeat, Andy and Rachel will find each other again and again, until they are finally given a chance to decide whether love can surmount difference and distance and if theyve been running toward each other all along. With honesty, wit, and clear-eyed observations about men and women, love and fate, and the truth about happy endings, Jennifer Weiner delivers two of her most memorable characters, and a love story youll never forget.

Disconnected

Disconnected

Author: Jennifer Weiner Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2014

From #1 bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes a haunting tale of addiction and obligation, secrets and redemption. Now available on CD and as an audio download for the first time!Shannon Will is nearing thirty and has already made six trips to rehab (not that anyones counting). But this time, she swears, will be different. Shell clean up her act, go to meetings, find a sponsor, and make a clean break with her paststarting with a new phone number. But old ties arent so easy to sever. When Shannons new phone starts getting messages she was never meant to see, Shannon has to decide whether to risk getting involved, or stay safely disconnected. Gripping, suspenseful, and smart, Disconnected is a riveting tale of addiction and obligation, secrets and redemption.

All Fall Down

All Fall Down

Author: Jennifer Weiner Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2014

Allison Weiss is a typical working mother, trying to balance a business, ageing parents, a demanding daughter and a marriage. But when the website she develops becomes a huge success, she finds herself challenged to the point of being completely overwhelmed. As she struggles to hold her life together and meet the needs of all the people around her, Allison finds that the painkillers she was prescribed for a back injury help her deal with more than just physical discomfort - they make her feel calm and get her through the increasingly hectic days. Sure, she worries that the bottles seem to empty a bit faster each week, but it's not like she's some Hollywood starlet partying all night. It's not as if she has an actual problem. Until she ends up in a world she never thought she'd experience outside of a movie theatre: rehab. And as Allison struggles to get her life back on track, she learns a few life lessons along the way. With a sparkling comedic touch and tender, true-to-life characterizations, All Fall Down is a tale of empowerment and redemption and Jennifer Weiner's richest, most absorbing and timely story yet.

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All Fall Down

All Fall Down

Author: Jennifer Weiner Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Allison Weiss is a typical working mother, trying to balance a business, ageing parents, a demanding daughter and a marriage. But when the website she develops becomes a huge success, she finds herself challenged to the point of being completely overwhelmed. As she struggles to hold her life together and meet the needs of all the people around her, Allison finds that the painkillers she was prescribed for a back injury help her deal with more than just physical discomfort - they make her feel calm and get her through the increasingly hectic days. Sure, she worries that the bottles seem to empty a bit faster each week, but its not like shes some Hollywood starlet partying all night. Its not as if she has an actual problem. Until she ends up in a world she never thought shed experience outside of a movie theatre: rehab. And as Allison struggles to get her life back on track, she learns a few life lessons along the way. With a sparkling comedic touch and tender, true-to-life characterizations, All Fall Down is a tale of empowerment and redemption and Jennifer Weiners richest, most absorbing and timely story yet.

All Fall Down

All Fall Down

Author: Jennifer Weiner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2014

Allison Weiss is a typical working mother, trying to balance a business, ageing parents, a demanding daughter and a marriage. But when the website she develops becomes a huge success, she finds herself challenged to the point of being completely overwhelmed. As she struggles to hold her life together and meet the needs of all the people around her, Allison finds that the painkillers she was prescribed for a back injury help her deal with more than just physical discomfort - they make her feel calm and get her through the increasingly hectic days. Sure, she worries that the bottles seem to empty a bit faster each week, but it's not like she's some Hollywood starlet partying all night. It's not as if she has an actual problem. Until she ends up in a world she never thought she'd experience outside of a movie theatre: rehab. And as Allison struggles to get her life back on track, she learns a few life lessons along the way. With a sparkling comedic touch and tender, true-to-life characterizations, All Fall Downisa tale of empowerment and redemption and Jennifer Weiner's richest, most absorbing and timely story yet.

All Fall Down

All Fall Down

Author: Jennifer Weiner Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2014

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer WeinerAllison Weiss got her happy endinga handsome husband, adorable daughter, a job she loves, and the big house in the suburbs. But while waiting in the pediatricians office, she opens a magazine to a quiz about addiction and starts to wonderIs a Percocet at the end of the day really different from a glass of wine? Is it such a bad thing to pop a Vicodin after a brutal Jump & Pump classor if your husband ignores you?The pills help her manage the realities of her good-looking life: that her husband is distant, that her daughter is acting out, that her fathers Alzheimers is worsening and her mother is barely managing to cope. She tells herself that they let her make it through her daysbut what if her increasing drug use, a habit thats becoming expensive and hard to hide, is turning into her biggest problem of all?With a sparkling comedic touch and a cast of unforgettable characters, this remarkable story of a womans slide into addiction and struggle to find her way back up again is Jennifer Weiners most masterful work yet.

All Fall Down

All Fall Down

Author: Jennifer Weiner Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2014

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer WeinerAllison Weiss got her happy endinga handsome husband, adorable daughter, a job she loves, and the big house in the suburbs. But while waiting in the pediatricians office, she opens a magazine to a quiz about addiction and starts to wonderIs a Percocet at the end of the day really different from a glass of wine? Is it such a bad thing to pop a Vicodin after a brutal Jump & Pump classor if your husband ignores you?The pills help her manage the realities of her good-looking life: that her husband is distant, that her daughter is acting out, that her fathers Alzheimers is worsening and her mother is barely managing to cope. She tells herself that they let her make it through her daysbut what if her increasing drug use, a habit thats becoming expensive and hard to hide, is turning into her biggest problem of all?With a sparkling comedic touch and a cast of unforgettable characters, this remarkable story of a womans slide into addiction and struggle to find her way back up again is Jennifer Weiners most masterful work yet.

Disconnected

Disconnected

Author: Jennifer Weiner Format: eBook Release Date: 28/10/2013

Shannon Will is nearing thirty and has already made six trips to rehab (not that anyone's counting). But this time, she swears, will be different. She'll clean up her act, go to meetings, find a sponsor, and make a clean break with her paststarting with a new phone number. But old ties aren't so easy to sever. When Shannon's new phone starts getting messages she was never meant to see, Shannon has to decide whether to risk getting involved, or stay safely disconnected. Gripping, suspenseful and smart, Disconnected is a riveting tale of addiction and obligation, secrets and redemption.

The Next Best Thing

The Next Best Thing

Author: Jennifer Weiner Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/09/2013

At twenty-three, Ruth Saunders headed west with her seventy-year-old grandma in tow, hoping to be hired as a television writer. Four years later, she's hit the jackpot when she gets The Call: the sitcom she wrote, The Next Big Thing, has gotten the green light, and Ruthie's going to be the show-runner. But her dreams of Hollywood happiness are threatened by demanding actors, number-crunching executives, an unrequited crush on a boss, and her grandmother's impending nuptials. Set against the fascinating backdrop of Los Angeles showbusiness culture, with an insider's ear and eye for writer's rooms, bad behaviour backstage and set politics, Jennifer Weiner's new novel is a rollicking ride on the Hollywood rollercoaster, and a heartfelt story about what it's like for a young woman to love, and lose, in the land where dreams come true.

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Memoir of Grief (Continued)

Memoir of Grief (Continued)

Author: Jennifer Weiner Format: eBook Release Date: 11/12/2012

A Simon & Schuster audiobook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every listener.

Memoir of Grief (Continued)

Memoir of Grief (Continued)

Author: Jennifer Weiner Format: eBook Release Date: 30/10/2012

A haunting, original eStory from Jennifer Weiner.When Eleanor Goode meets Gerald King, she's a senior at Wellesley who's won all the writing prizes. He's just published his first novel, Dirty Blond, and is well on his way to becoming one of the literary lions of his day. Gerry seduces Ellie, spinning her a fantasy of working with him, two writers, side by side. How could she have known that, in their years together, it would be one typewriter, not two; his words, not hers? How she would become the fetcher of coffee, the holder of trinkets fans would press into his hands after readings, the keeper of his legacy. A Memoir of Grief (Continued) begins with Geralds death. Ellie, who hasn't written more than a grocery list in decades of marriage, had no intention of writing a memoir. It's not until she realizes how broke he left her that she decides to write a whitewashed account of her life with the Great Man of Letters. Widow's Walk spends over a year on the New York Times bestseller list. Critics hail Ellie's talent, the revelatory way she writes about grief, and how to live through it. Ellie enjoys the attention, but happily thinks that'll be the end of her literary careeruntil her agent starts asking about another book