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Jennifer Weiner is an American #1 New York Times bestselling author, TV producer and journalist.

Born in DeRidder, Louisiana, she holds a degree in English literature which she was awarded at Princeton University; graduating summa cum laude in 1991.

Before publishing her first book, Good in Bed, in 2001, Jennifer worked as a newspaper reporter in central Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Philadelphia, as a feature writer and columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

In 2005, her novel In Her Shoes (2002) was adapted into a film starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, and Shirley MacLaine.

She currently lives in Philadelphia with her family, and has more than 11 million copies in print in 36 countries.

More about Jennifer Weiner

Genres: Children's Book, Erotica, Non-fiction, Romance, Womens' Fiction

Born: 1970

United States

Website: http://www.jenniferweiner.com

Non Series
  • In Her Shoes (2002)
  • Little Earthquakes (2004)
  • American Girls About Town (2004)
  • Goodnight Nobody (2005)
  • The Guy Not Taken (2006)
  • Best Friends Forever (2009)
  • Fly Away Home (2010)
  • Then Came You (2011)
  • Cosmo's Sexiest Stories Ever: Three Naughty Tales (2011)
  • The Next Best Thing (2012)
  • All Fall Down (2014)
  • Who Do You Love (2015)
  • Mrs. Everything: A Novel (2019)
Non-fiction
  1. Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing (2016)
Short Stories
  1. The Half Life (2010)
  2. Recalculating (2011)
  3. Swim (2012)
  4. A Memoir of Grief (Continued) (2012)
  5. Disconnected (2013)
The Littlest Bigfoot Series
  1. The Littlest Bigfoot (2016)
  2. Little Bigfoot, Big City (2017)
Cannie Shapiro Series
  1. Good In Bed (2001)
  2. Certain Girls (2008)
Cannie Shapiro Series

Detailed book overview

Non Series

In Her Shoes

Rose Feller is an ambitious thirty-year-old attorney with a hidden passion for romance novels.

About to start working out next week, she dreams of finding a man who will look beyond her glasses and love her for who she is.

Maggie is a beautiful twenty-eight year old woman. She dreams of stardom and immense wealth, and also hopes to one day get Rose, her big sister, on a skin-care regimen.

Although the two women insist they have nothing in common, save for the same childhood tragedy, DNA, and the same size feet, they are about to discover that they have more in common than they could have possibly imagined.

In Her Shoes
Director: Curtis Hanson
Cast: Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, , Shirley MacLaine, Ken Howard, Brooke Smith, Candice Azzara, Richard Burgi, Anson Mount, Mark Feuerstein, Eric Balfour, Francine Beers and Alan Blumenfeld
Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2002
ISBN: 978-0743418201
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Little Earthquakes

Becky is a chubby and seductive chef who has a great husband, an adorable baby girl, and a restaurant loved by many across the city. She also has a mother-in-law from hell.

Kelly is an event planner who is having a hard time striking a balance between her work and motherhood. She also has to deal with her unemployed husband who does nothing more than channel-surf for eight hours a day.

Ayinde’s heart it stuttered when her husband, a basketball superstar, breaks her trust at her most defenceless point.

Lia has decided to leave her Hollywood career, her husband, and terrible secret behind in order to begin again.

These are the comedies and calamities of love and marriage.

Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2004
ISBN: 978-0743470100
Publisher: Washington Square Press
American Girls About Town

Jennifer Weiner is the New York Times bestselling author of Good in Bed and In Her Shoes.

Lauren Weisberger is the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada.

Adriana Trigiani is an award-winning playwright, television writer, and bestselling author of Big Stone Gap.

This book was brought about by the coming together of various authors, with proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Barnardo's—the largest children's charity in the UK.

Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2004
ISBN: 978-0743496957
Publisher: Gallery Books
Goodnight Nobody

Kate Klein’s suburbia life has been full of unhappy surprises.

A mother of three, she is snubbed by the supermommies on the playground, and is hardly given any attention by her husband. Most of her days are spent carpooling and playing Candy Land, and her nights on self-attained orgasms.

So when the body of a murdered mother is discovered, Kate considers it the most exciting thing to have happened in Upchurch, Connecticut in recent memory.

Despite being warned by the local police chief, she undertakes her own secret investigation.

As she delves deeper into the victim’s past, Kate will unfurl a deep layer of secrets and lies within the community.

Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2005
ISBN: 978-0743470124
Publisher: Washington Square Press
The Guy Not Taken

Marlie Davidow is home alone with her new baby late in the night when she finds herself stalking her ex on an online wedding registry. There, she can’t help but wonder if she could have possibly wound up with the guy not taken.

Another woman, Jessica Norton, puts up her beloved river-view apartment on sale hoping that she will win over the heart of her broker.

In The Guy Not Taken, we follow the improbable friendship between these two completely different and new mothers, and the decisions that unite them as well as draw them apart.

Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-0743298056
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Best Friends Forever

Addie Downs always believed that she would be best friends with Valerie Adler.

It seemed destined to happen after Valerie moved to a house across the street when they were both nine years old.

An act of treachery during their teenage years however separates the two girls; with Val joining the popular crowd, while Addie becomes the school scapegoat.

Fifteen years later, Valerie Adler has earned her fortune and fame serving as the weathergirl at the local TV station, while Addie Downs lives alone in her parents’ house in Pleasant Ridge, Illinois.

Returning from a bad date one day, still unable to meet Prince Charming, Addie is surprised to find Valerie standing there with a bewildered look on her face and blood stains on the sleeve of her coat.

Something terrible has happened and Addie is the only one who can help!

Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0743294300
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Fly Away Home

"Sometimes all you can do is fly away home..."

Sylvie Serfer once had wild curls, wide hips, and was heavily opinionated. But that was back in law school where she met Richard Woodruff. Now fifty-seven, she is the graceful wife of a senator.

Lizzie, her younger daughter, is a twenty-four year old recovering addict struggling to get her life back on track.

She is the complete opposite of her older sister Diana—an emergency room physician who has a husband, a young son, and a seemingly perfect home. But Diana is trapped in a loveless marriage.

When Richard is caught in an extramarital scandal, Sylvie, Lizzie and Diana are all forced to reassess their lives.

Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-0743294287
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Then Came You

A senior in Princeton on a full scholarship, Jules Strauss intends to sell her “pedigree” eggs in a desperate bid to rescue her father from the snares of addiction.

Annie Barrow, a Pennsylvania housewife, is hopelessly convinced that carrying another woman’s child will help restore some sense of purpose. Plus, she also needs the money!

India Bishop, who recently tied the knot with the well off Marcus Croft, is determined to have a baby—but for money rather than love.

Unsuccessful at getting pregnancy, she turns to Jules and Annie for help.

Will the three women succeed especially now that Bettina, Marcus’s fortunate daughter, is suspicious of her new stepmother?

Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-1451617733
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Cosmo's Sexiest Stories Ever: Three Naughty Tales

New York Times–bestselling authors Jane Green, Jennifer Weiner, and Meg Cabot have come up with the perfect steamy sex stories.

“Sex Under the Stars” by Jane Green
Maggie’s marriage may have fallen apart three years ago but she now has her sights set on her ex-husband’s best friend.

 “Birthday Sex She’ll Never Forget” by Jennifer Weiner
As she turns twenty-six, the best damn gift Daphne could have ever asked for is a steamy love making session with a sexy guy from her past.

“Falling in Lust at the Jersey Shore” by Meg Cabot
When Gemma agrees to go in on a house at the Jersey Shore, the last thing she expected was a yummy piece of eye candy waiting for her to arrive.

Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2011
ISBN: B005HY8NMG
Publisher: Cosmo Books
The Next Best Thing

How a three year old Ruth Saunders survived the car crash that killed her parents on the icy Massachusetts Turnpike was nothing short of a miracle.

Forever left with scars, she is raised by her grandmother who comes out of Florida retirement. Her grandmother feeds her home made meals, advices her and never stops telling her how beautiful she is.

Upon completing college, Ruth chases her dream of writing to Hollywood with the hope of making it big. She finally gets her big break after several years of frustrations and heartache, but will her big break, break her?

Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-1451617764
Publisher: Washington Square Press
All Fall Down

Meet Allison Weiss.

Her husband has been sleeping in the guest bedroom and her five-year-old daughter won’t stop throwing tantrums unless promised that she can watch The Bachelor.

Her father has Alzheimer’s and still thinks that Allison is in college, while her previously detached mother won’t stop calling for help.

Her massive suburban house isn’t yet fully furnished, and her job is becoming intolerable.

So when she comes across a magazine quiz about addiction, Allison can’t help but wonder if her use of prescription drugs is spinning out of control.

Is it such a terrible thing to pop a Percocet or a Vicodin after a bumpy day?

Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1451617795
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Who Do You Love

“The measure of a life is who you love.”

Rachel Blum and Andy Landis meet for the very first time in an ER waiting room when both are just eight years.

Born with a congenial heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals. Her interest is however aroused by the boy who shows up alone, with a broken arm.

They meet and share their story but at the end of that night, they head their separate ways; convinced that they'll never see each other again.

But over the next thirty years, Andy and Rachel will meet on time without number; brought together by fate, history and the memory of the night they first met.

Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1451617825
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Mrs. Everything: A Novel

“Do we change or does the world change us?”

Jo and Bethie Kaufman grew up in Detroit in the 1950s.

Jo is a tomboy and a studious rebel while Bethie a beautiful, feminine good girl.

But as the two girls grow up and survive traumas and tragedies, their lives end up different from what they imagined.

Bethie becomes a wild adrenaline junkie who fancies anything else except settling down, while Jo becomes a settled young mother in Connecticut who is more of a witness than a participant to the world changing around her.

Living in a world that neither of them dreams of, is it too late for them to choose their own happiness?

Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-0349423890
Publisher: Piatkus

Non-fiction

Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing

Readers of Jennifer Weiner know her as a mother, a daughter, a Twitter phenomenon, and a number one New York Times bestselling author.

But in this nonfiction book, Jen tells her entire life story.

From her isolated teenage years, to love, marriage, and modern childbirth. From hearing her six-year-old daughter use of the f-word (fat) for the very first time, to her mother's late lesbianism and the death of her distant father—no subjects are off limit in this candid, witty, heartbreaking and ultimately redemptive memoir.

HUNGRY HEART is the story of love and loss, and one woman who found her place in the world as a storyteller.

Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1476723426
Publisher: Washington Square Press

Short Stories

The Half Life

As she waits for her departure in the congested International Terminal of the Philadelphia airport, Piper DeWitt is convinced that her life is over.

Her husband, Tosh, had taken off the previous day after months of complaining that he wasn’t happy; abandoning her and their four-year-old daughter.

The two met when Piper was just twenty-two years old. Eighteen years later, she can’t help but wonder what went wrong in their marriage.

When her flight to Paris is canceled due to volcanic ash spreading from Iceland across Europe, and a handsome stranger offers to share cab, Piper decides to take a break from her own life—hoping she can still be able to find her way home.

Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2010
Ebook: B004FGMDGY
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Recalculating

Maureen has every reason to believe that the terrible years of abuse are over, following the death of her husband.

But while searching for the Halloween decorations in the attic, she comes across an early birthday present from her deceased husband. It’s a gift-wrapped GPS with her name written on the box.

When she starts receiving ominous directions from the voice from the machine, Maureen immediately discovers that sometimes the dead aren't resting in peace after all.

It’s going to be a battle not just for her life but for her soul.

Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2011
Ebook: B0060M8GYY
Publisher: Atria Books
Swim

Having quit her job writing for a huge television show for reasons best kept under wraps, Ruth is now supplementing her rapidly diminishing savings by undertaking freelance writing projects; projects that entail helping desperate high school students come up with the perfect college essay, and lonely souls create alluring profiles on online dating sites.

And whenever she isn’t working, Ruth can be found swimming at the local indoor pool, lap upon lap as she attempts to wash way the heartbreak and professional failure that ridicules her life.

When fate brings her close with an unexpected client, she not only learns that looks can be deceiving, but that the bravest thing you can do at times is simply dive back in.

Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2012
Ebook: B0078XG13W
Publisher: Atria Books
A Memoir of Grief (Continued)

Eleanor Goode met Gerald King when she was a senior at Wellesley.

She had won all the writing prizes while he had just published Dirty Blond, his first novel, and looked poised to become one of the literary icons of his day.

Gerry seduces Ellie, with the mouthwatering promise of two formidable writers working side by side to create art that will last forever.

But as it turns out that in their years together, there would only be one typewriter rather than two. As for the words, they would all be his, and not hers.

She would be nothing more than the fetcher of coffee and the protector of his legacy—until her agent begins inquiring about another book…

Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2012
Ebook: B009R561HA
Publisher: Atria Books
Disconnected

Shannon Will is nearly clocking thirty yet she has already made six trips to rehab—not that anyone's counting.

This time round she however swears that it will be different. She'll get her act together, religiously attend meetings, find a sponsor, and completely detach from her past; something she can begin by getting a new phone number.

Old ties are however not easy to break. So when she starts receiving strange messages on her new phone, Shannon must decide whether to risk getting involved, or stay safely disconnected!

Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2013
Ebook: B00FXGS5Y4
Publisher: Atria Books

The Littlest Bigfoot Series

The Littlest Bigfoot

Disregarded by her family, shipped off to boarding school, and often going unnoticed, all that twelve-year-old Alice Mayfield needs is a friend.

She eventually finds one after she rescues the strange Millie Maximus from drowning in a lake. Millie however isn’t the ordinary friend. She is a Bigfoot; a member of a previously forgotten clan who live away from the human eye.

The two form a strong friendship which is threatened when a lonely kid by the name Jeremy leads a group of Bigfoot hunters.

And to survive, Alice and Millie must trust each other and themselves, now more than ever.

Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1481470759
Publisher: Aladdin
Little Bigfoot, Big City

Twelve-year old Alice Mayfair isn’t human. As she goes digging up on her past, Millie Maximus, her Bigfoot best friend, prepares to audition for The Next Stage; a TV show that she hopes will launch her to fame.

Jeremy Bigelow, who suffered a huge blow in exposing the Bigfoots, has become a laughing stock. Determined to redeem himself, he chases after something in the possession of the Bigfoots; something as powerful as it is dangerous.

This is a story of good, evil, and what it means to be a hero.

Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1481470780
Publisher: Aladdin

Cannie Shapiro Series

Good In Bed
Things have been turning out quite nicely for Cannie Shapiro for the last twenty-eight years.

Her mother may have come out of the closet, and her father is nowhere to be seen in her world, but she loves her friends, enjoys her job as a pop culture reporter for The Philadelphia Examiner, and even made tremendous progress with her plus-size body.

Her world however turns upside down when she sees the words “Loving a Larger Woman” above her ex-boyfriend’s byline on a national women’s magazine.

This is Cannie’s story of grief, facing the past and discovering who she can become.
Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2001
ISBN: 978-0743418171
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Certain Girls

After Cannie Shapiro became an overnight bestseller with her debut novel, she turned to writing science fiction under a pseudonym—disappearing from the public eye.

She has a daughter, Joy, and is blissfully married to the delightful diet doctor Peter Krushelevansky—settling into a marvelously inevitable life of knitting, volunteering at the library and taking over-forty yoga classes with her best friend Samantha.

During preparations for her daughter’s bat mitzvah, Joy comes across the novel written by her mother several years ago; one that forces her to ask several questions about her own conception.

With Peter wanting to have a baby, the family is forced to reassess its entire history, future and happiness.

Author: Jennifer Weiner
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-0743294263
Publisher: Washington Square Press