Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Review: Hungry Heart by Jennifer Weiner

Hungry Heart
by Jennifer Weiner

Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 432
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Jennifer Weiner is many things: a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a Twitter phenomenon, and “an unlikely feminist enforcer” (The New Yorker). She’s also a mom, a daughter, and a sister; a former rower and current cyclist; a best friend and a reality TV junkie. In her first foray into nonfiction, she takes the raw stuff of her personal life and spins into a collection of essays on modern womanhood as uproariously funny and moving as the best of Tina Fey, Fran Lebowitz, and Nora Ephron.

Jennifer grew up as an outsider in her picturesque Connecticut hometown (“a Lane Bryant outtake in an Abercrombie & Fitch photo shoot”) and at her Ivy League college, but finally found her people in newsrooms in central Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, and her voice as a novelist, activist, and New York Times columnist.

No subject is off-limits in this intimate and honest essay collection: sex, weight, envy, money, her mom’s newfound lesbianism, and her estranged father’s death. From lonely adolescence to modern childbirth to hearing 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.

Kritters Thoughts:  If you have gone to a signing by Jennifer Weiner then you know that she can talk before her reading or signing and she always has the BEST stories.  This book is a compilation of some of those stories with other tid bits and Dos and Don'ts added in.

I follow Jennifer Weiner on all the social medias and am a fan of how she presents herself - smart, snarky and all about the girl power!  If you enjoy who she is, you will love this book.  I loved hearing about her personal life and maybe a story that she may not be completely comfortable telling a crowd in front of them, but may be easier to share in the written word.  

I hope she does more of these!

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook Challenge 2016: 24 out of 50

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Edelweiss.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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