Hungry Heart (Hardcover)
Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing
Atria Books, 9781476723402, 416pp.
Publication Date: October 11, 2016
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"Generous and entertaining." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) Finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay * Nominated for "Best Memoir & Autobiography" by Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 * Named a "Best Book of the Year" by New York Post "You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to read it again." --TheSkimm "I'm mad Jennifer's Weiner's first book of essays is as wonderful as her fiction. You will love this book and wish she was your friend." --Mindy Kaling, author of Why Not Me? "Fiercely funny, powerfully smart, and remarkably brave." --Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild
Jennifer Weiner is many things: a bestselling author, a Twitter phenomenon, and an "unlikely feminist enforcer" (The New Yorker
). She's also a mom, a daughter, and a sister, a clumsy yogini, and a reality-TV devotee. In this "unflinching look at her own experiences" (Entertainment Weekly
), Jennifer fashions tales of modern-day womanhood as uproariously funny and moving as the best of Nora Ephron and Tina Fey.
No subject is off-limits in these intimate and honest essays: sex, weight, envy, money, her mother's coming out of the closet, her estranged father's death. From lonely adolescence to hearing her six-year-old daughter say the F word--fat--for the first time, Jen dives into the heart of female experience, with the wit and candor that have endeared her to readers all over the world.
Praise For Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing…
"Weiner is coming off a year in Hollywood, and she puts the experience to excellent use in this utterly engaging story of a showrunner who, after six years of slogging, finally gets a series on the air, only to discover that her troubles are only beginning—meddling studio execs, egomaniacal actors and one crushable but unobtainable boss."
“A knockout. Perfect comic timing meets effortless dialogue and an engaging plot…. Enjoy your place on top of the lit world, Jennifer Weiner. You've more than made it.”
“Ruth is a multidimensional heroine, and Weiner gives her real heart and soul. Readers will root for her to get everything she ever wanted—not to settle for the next best thing. This is contemporary women’s fiction at its finest.”
“Weiner’s snappy new novel showcases her humor and style."
“Weiner is a chick-lit writer with chops—and she puts them to expert use in this funny, feel-good tale.”
"A savvy tale… told with equal parts love and longing—whether it be for a partner, a purpose, or a family."
“Weiner has emerged as one of the biggest names in popular fiction.”
“Jennifer Weiner’s bestselling novels twist humor and topical issues into can’t-put-down stories."