February 2, 2017
"I make the corners of my mouth curve upward, an approximation of a smile, because this is what women do. We don't want to scare anyone. We don't want to be upset or cause concern. We don't ever want to show how much it hurts. 'Everything's fine.'" ~ pg. 343
Jennifer Weiner is more than a bestselling author. She is more than a live tweeter of The Bachelor. She is more than her outspoken views on the equality of writers. She is also a mom, a daughter, a sister, a cyclist, and unpaid comedian. She is a novelist, activist and columnist for the New York Times.
In her first ever nonfiction book, she writes a collection of essays about her personal life. No subject is off-limits: sex, motherhood, weight, money and more. She talks about it all. It was nice to finally read about the author behind bestselling novels In Her Shoes, Good in Bed, Best Friends Forever and Then Came You. Now I can finally add this memoir to my Weiner collection!
To Jennifer Weiner: thank you for speaking out on behalf of women writers and genres. We will keep swimming and keep talking.
Title: Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Published: October 2016