"You fall down. You get hurt. You get up again. You know Jennifer Weiner as 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 former rower and current runner; a best friend and a reality TV junkie. Here, in her first foray into nonfiction, she takes the raw stuff of her personal life and spins it into a collection of essays on 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 late-in-life 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 dives deep into the heart of female experience, with the wit and candor that have endeared her to readers all over the world. By turns hilarious and deeply touching, Hungry Heart is about yearning and longing, love and loss, and a woman who searched for her place in the world--and found it as a storyteller"--
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and ?one of the biggest names in popular fiction? (USA TODAY) comes a collection of personal essays as uproariously funny and moving as the best of Nora Ephron and David Sedaris.
In her forty-something years, bestselling novelist Jennifer Weiner has gone from feeling like an outsider in her picturesque Connecticut hometown (?a Lane Bryant outtake in an Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue?), to being a Princeton graduate, to a successful newspaper reporter in Philadelphia, and, eventually, a mother, novelist, and occasional Hollywood name.
Weiner?s hilarious and insightful chronicles of her life cover everything from her many (many) bad dates to her mother coming out of the closet at age 54 to casting a goat in her sitcom. Jennifer pairs her trademark sharp humor with disarming candor and an extraordinary eye for detail in this, her first nonfiction work. No subject is off limits, and that includes hearing her daughter use the F-word?fat?for the first time, and learning from the police that her estranged father had died in his girlfriend?s bathroom. Crazy-funny and deeply touching by turns, this collection will prove that the voice behind Jennifer Weiner?s beloved novels is every bit as endearing, smart, and quirky as it is in real life.
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Humor, Literary Collections
Sub-Genre: Essays, Personal Memoirs, Feminism + Feminist Theory, Form / Essays
Publisher: Pocket Books
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Street Date: October 11, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-1833