Sara's Review: Good in Bed (Cannie Shapiro #1) by Jennifer Weiner
Publisher via NetGalley
Publisher: Atria Books
Released: April 2nd 2002
Genre: Women's Fiction, Romance
Length: 400 pages
Format: eBook, Paperback, Hardcover
For twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie Shapiro. Sure, her mother has come charging out of the closet, and her father has long since dropped out of her world. But she loves her friends, her rat terrier, Nifkin, and her job as pop culture reporter for The Philadelphia Examiner. She's even made a tenuous peace with her plus-size body. But the day she opens up a national women's magazine and sees the words "Loving a Larger Woman" above her ex-boyfriend's byline, Cannie is plunged into misery...and the most amazing year of her life. From Philadelphia to Hollywood and back home again, she charts a new course for herself: mourning her losses, facing her past, and figuring out who she is and who she can become.
Five (Huge) Boundless Stars
I was sent an email from NetGalley offering this title for a short time to celebrate the book being out 15 years. I read the blurb and anything that has a plus size woman as the main character is always worth a shot. I LOVED it! I’ve LIVED some of it and being a woman who is also plus size I could relate so so much; the pain, the heartbreak, the family drama.
Cannie is one of those women that I know, I would be instant friends with. She touches the lives of everybody she is around. She is a beautifully damaged woman, that doesn’t know her own worth and is obsessed with being thin. Thinking that if she was thin someone would love her. Not realizing all the love that she already has. One of the best lines in the book was one of Cannies friends laying it on her.
“You think you need to lose weight for someone to love you….What we really need….is to just stop thinking of ourselves as bodies and start thinking of ourselves as people.”
Good in Bed, is one of those books that will stay with me forever and I will go back and read again and again. It was everything women’s fiction should be, touching, heartfelt, funny, inspiring and one of the best books I have read all year. If I could give it more than a five I would but as it is it get Five HUGE Boundless stars!