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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (24,146 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Weiner Narrator: Michele Pawk, Zoe Kazan Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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"My mother," Joy Shapiro Krushelevansky writes in her diary late one night, "is the most embarrassing person to have ever been born." It's been almost thirteen years since we've last seen Cannie Shapiro, the heroine of Good in Bed, whose journey toward happily-ever-after, and peace with her fractured family and plus-size body, made millions of women the world over laugh, cry, and see themselves on the page.

The last decade of Cannie's life has brought some surprises. Her life story, in fictional form, became an unexpected best-seller, and Cannie has since choosen to retreat from fame's fallout, writing science fiction under a pen name. Her daughter, Joy, has descended into the throes of moody adolescence, just in time for her bat mitzvah. Her best friend, Samantha, is looking for love in all the wrong places (specifically, an online dating site called AJew4U.com). Her husband, Peter, has decided that he'd like to have a baby, and the family's first choice for a surrogate is none other than Cannie's flamboyant kid sister. Just when things can't get any worse -- or weirder -- Cannie's long-lost (and largely unlamented) father shows up at her doorstep, and Joy swipes her mother's credit card and heads West in pursuit of the grandfather she's only seen once.

Funny and tender, with memorable characters and Weiner's trademark whip-smart dialogue and sharp observations about modern life, Certain Girls is a story about family (biological and chosen), love, loss, and the enduring bonds between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Weiner displays her signature wry voice and sap-free knack for capturing heartfelt moments; an unexpected plot twist gives her story emotional heft. Fans should find Girls a worthy successor.”

    People

  • Hilarious. Weiner offer her signature snappy observations and spot-on insights into human nature. Publishers Weekly
  • Heartfelt and funny...A touching examination of both the comic and tragic moments that mark the mother-daughter relationship. Kirkus Reviews
  • “Readers will laugh and cry. Weiner is a talented writer who consistently delivers the goods. Clear your calendar and prepare to read: Cannie Shapiro is back!”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Hilarious. Weiner offer her signature snappy observations and spot-on insights into human nature.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Heartfelt and funny…A touching examination of both the comic and tragic moments that mark the mother-daughter relationship.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Olga | 2/18/2014

    " deze zal ik later zeker door mijn tienerdochter laten lezen "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Donnamae | 2/8/2014

    " So far this was my least favorite of hers. Easy read and liked it but was into like I have been with the rest of hers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jean | 2/2/2014

    " I'd heard of author Jennifer Weiner, and thought she wrote trashy novels, not that anything is wrong with that. But this story was much richer than that. I really enjoyed reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kori | 2/2/2014

    " I borrowed this pink covered chick lit shamefest from the lbirary. And read the whole thing. "

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