Jennifer Weiner books in order
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.
Genres: Children's Book, Erotica, Non-fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction
- 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)
- Everyone's a Critic (2019)
- Big Summer (2020)
- That Summer (2021)
- The Summer Place (2022)
- Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing (2016)
- The Half Life (2010)
- Recalculating (2011)
- Swim (2012)
- A Memoir of Grief (Continued) (2012)
- Disconnected (2013)
- Dog People (2020)
- Off Season (2021)
The Littlest Bigfoot Series
- The Littlest Bigfoot (2016)
- Little Bigfoot, Big City (2017)
Cannie Shapiro Series
- Good In Bed (2001)
- Certain Girls (2008)
Detailed book overview
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
"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.
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?
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.
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?
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?
“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.
“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?
Laurel Spellman is the most respected and feared literary critic in America. For years - more than she wants to admit - she’s written acid-etched reviews, gleefully goring sacred cows, anointing Great American Novelists, keeping the mob of scribbling authors in their place while enjoying all the perks of her position.
She doesn’t want to lose her spot on top of the literary world - not any more than she wants to replace her decades-old cartoon head shot with a new photograph. But when Laurel ends up taking a group of bibliophiles on a tour of literary Paris, she meets her worst nightmare: an eager debut author of commercial fiction named Tess Kravitz.
Laurel despises books like Tess’: easy reads with happy endings, where the fat girl finds true love or happiness through yoga. She can’t stand Tess herself, a chirpy, chunky blond with a tote bag full of a seemingly inexhaustible supply of her book, The Comfort Diet. But Tess is undeterred by Laurel’s scorn. She makes it clear that she’ll do anything - absolutely anything - to get her book on Laurel’s radar.
As author and critic play cat and mouse in Paris, ominous tokens appear, dark secrets are revealed, and Laurel finds herself haunted by her history and tormented by Tess’ book. The line between reality and fantasy begins to blur in a clash between an aging critic who will do anything to hold on to what she has and a desperate author who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
Six years after the fight that ended their friendship, Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life, looking as lovely and successful as ever, with a massive favor to ask. Daphne hasn’t spoken one word to Drue in all this time—she doesn’t even hate-follow her ex-best friend on social media—so when Drue asks if she will be her maid-of-honor at the society wedding of the summer, Daphne is rightfully speechless.
Drue was always the one who had everything—except the ability to hold onto friends. Meanwhile, Daphne’s no longer the same self-effacing sidekick she was back in high school. She’s built a life that she loves, including a growing career as a plus-size Instagram influencer. Letting glamorous, seductive Drue back into her life is risky, but it comes with an invitation to spend a weekend in a waterfront Cape Cod mansion.
When Drue begs and pleads and dangles the prospect of cute single guys, Daphne finds herself powerless as ever to resist her friend’s siren song.
Daisy Shoemaker can’t sleep. With a thriving cooking business, full schedule of volunteer work, and a beautiful home in the Philadelphia suburbs, she should be content.
But her teenage daughter can be a handful, her husband can be distant, her work can feel trivial, and she has lots of acquaintances, but no real friends. Still, Daisy knows she’s got it good. So why is she up all night?
While Daisy tries to identify the root of her dissatisfaction, she’s also receiving misdirected emails meant for a woman named Diana Starling, whose email address is just one punctuation mark away from her own.
While Daisy’s driving carpools, Diana is chairing meetings. While Daisy’s making dinner, Diana’s making plans to reorganize corporations. Diana’s glamorous, sophisticated, single-lady life is miles away from Daisy’s simpler existence.
When an apology leads to an invitation, the two women meet and become friends. But, as they get closer, we learn that their connection was not completely accidental. Who IS this other woman, and what does she want with Daisy?
When her twenty-two-year-old stepdaughter announces her engagement to her pandemic boyfriend, Sarah Danhauser is shocked. But the wheels are in motion. Headstrong Ruby has already set a date (just three months away!) and spoken to her beloved safta, Sarah’s mother Veronica, about having the wedding at the family’s beach house in Cape Cod. Sarah might be worried, but Veronica is thrilled to be bringing the family together one last time before putting the big house on the market.
But the road to a wedding day usually comes with a few bumps. Ruby has always known exactly what she wants, but as the wedding date approaches, she finds herself grappling with the wounds left by the mother who walked out when she was a baby.
Veronica ends up facing unexpected news, thanks to her meddling sister, and must revisit the choices she made long ago, when she was a bestselling novelist with a different life. Sarah’s twin brother, Sam, is recovering from a terrible loss, and confronting big questions about who he is—questions he hopes to resolve during his stay on the Cape.
Sarah’s husband, Eli, who’s been inexplicably distant during the pandemic, confronts the consequences of a long ago lapse from his typical good-guy behavior. And Sarah, frustrated by her husband, concerned about her stepdaughter, and worn out by challenges of life during quarantine, faces the alluring reappearance of someone from her past and a life that could have been.
When the wedding day arrives, lovers are revealed as their true selves, misunderstandings take on a life of their own, and secrets come to light. There are confrontations and revelations that will touch each member of the extended family, ensuring that nothing will ever be the same.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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!
When he was a boy, it was just him and his mother, and when he was an adult, it was just him, alone. Michael Corcoran thought it would always be that way.
Then he’d met Tina, who didn’t know that he’d never had friends, or what kinds of “experiments” he liked to do in his lab in the garage as a boy. Instead of being alone, Michael had a wife, and children, and eventually, a dog.
Michael had promised himself he wasn’t going to be one of those people who pushed their dogs in carriages and called them “fur babies”. “Just wait,” Tina said - and soon enough, Lady was enjoying premium kibble and wearing a tiny Eagles jersey, plus special booties for the snow. He and Tina even developed a voice for Lady, a routine: a low, gruff, cigarettes-and-whiskey tone that went with the tragic backstory they gave her.
Then Tina found a lump in her breast. And then she was gone. And then small, determined Suzanne Nelson dropped by Michael’s newly empty apartment with some homemade lasagna and never left. The transition would’ve gone smoothly if not for Lady - and the lisping, babyish falsetto Suzanne used when she “talked” as the dog.
Michael asked her to stop. And Suzanne did her best. But some things people can’t change, no matter how they try, like how they sound, and who they love - and who they are, in the wee small hours, when it’s dark and no one’s watching.
Sarah Vernon has spent twenty years trying to make it as a novelist…and she’s never even come close. None of her novels has sold more than five thousand copies, and she’s never earned enough money to make fiction her full-time job. After her last disappointing publication, Sarah’s agent dumped her, and it seems like her dream is dead. Sarah vows that she’ll do anything for one last shot at the bestseller list.
Enter Will Presser. Nicknamed The Viper, Will is a literary agent whose career-making reputation precedes him. A business dinner ends with a nightcap at Will’s apartment—and a night Sarah can’t remember. When she wakes up the next morning, Will says he’s got a plan to make her new book a hit. He sends Sarah off to Elder Island, a summer playground for the rich and famous that empties out between September and May, for her own personal writer’s retreat. He’s left word that Sarah needs complete privacy in order to write, and Sarah’s too bewildered and flattered by Will’s attention to do anything but pack her bags and board the ferry.
Alone in an isolated mansion, Sarah’s writing has never come more easily. She spends hours each day lost in a trance, falling into the world of her story. She tries not to worry about the nightmares that plague her…or the mornings she wakes up with dirt on her feet and blood under her fingernails.
The Littlest Bigfoot Series
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.
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.
Cannie Shapiro Series
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.