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  • ISBN: 1476723400
  • ISBN: 9781476723402
  • Physical Description: 402 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2016.

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Summary, etc.: "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"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 August #1
    Weiner lays her heart bare in this memoir, a chronologically structured collection of essays that follows her life from childhood to the present day. She explores her lifelong struggle to escape being "Fat Jenny"; the pain of losing her father (first, to divorce and then to a drug overdose after years of estrangement); her mother's coming-out; the struggles she faced as a new mom. She also muses about her unexpected turn as champion of women writers. Some readers may be surprised to learn that Weiner found her feminist voice as she struggled to fit in at Princeton, where she was taught creative writing by Toni Morrison and Joyce Carol Oates. This portion of the book is insightful and affecting and affirms exactly why Weiner is so popular—she is gifted in the ability to write honestly and easily. In one essay, she talks about how reading Nora Ephron is "more like sitting down for coffee with a friend than listening to a capital-A Author deliver pronouncements from on high." The same can be said here, in spades.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Many of the themes in Weiner's memoir will be quite familiar to her legion of fans, because they shape her novels. This only adds to the pleasure of finding out more about Weiner and her life. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seventeen books, including Big Summer, Mrs. Everything, the children&;s book The Littlest Bigfoot, and an essay collection, Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. A graduate of Princeton University and contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at

Subject: Authors, American
Weiner, Jennifer
HUMOR Form Essays
Authors, American 20th century Biography
Weiner, Jennifer
Genre: Biography.
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