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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (24,195 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Weiner Narrator: Julie Dretzin, Rachel Botchan Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The eagerly-awaited follow-up to Jennifer Weiner's blockbuster bestseller, Good in Bed

Listeners fell in love with Cannie Shapiro, the smart, sharp-tongued, bighearted heroine of Good in Bed. Now Cannie's back. After her debut novel -- a fictionalized (and highly sexualized) version of her life -- became an overnight bestseller, she dropped out of the public eye and turned to writing science fiction under a pseudonym. She's happily married and has settled into a life that's wonderfully predictable.

As preparations for her daughter Joy's bat mitzvah begin, everything seems right in Cannie's world. Then Joy discovers the novel Cannie wrote years before and suddenly finds herself faced with what she thinks is the truth about her own conception -- the story her mother hid from her all her life. When Cannie's husband surprises her by saying he wants to have a baby, the family is forced to reconsider their history, their future, and what it means to be truly happy.

Radiantly funny and tender, with Weiner's whip-smart dialogue and sharp observations of modern life, Certain Girls is an unforgettable story about love, loss, and the enduring bonds of family. Download and start listening now!


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.” 


  • “In this smart-mouthed sequel to Good in Bed (a chick-lit classic), heroine Cannie is older but thinner, and in a terrible tussle with her soon-to-be-bat mitzvahed daughter.” 

    Good Housekeeping

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

    Publishers Weekly

  • “ 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)

  • “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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Virginia | 2/16/2014

    " I liked this book up until the last chapter - and then - what happened? It's like the author suddenly realized she needed to end the book and didn't have time to write a real conclusion. "

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

    " I couldn't put this book down! This is a sequel to Jennifer Weiner's Good in Bed, so if you liked that novel, you'll love this. It's written 13 years later, so it was really interesting to see how she developed the main character, Cannie Shapiro. I also loved reading her daughter's perspectives...very realistic teenage attitude! A quick great read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Amanda | 1/30/2014

    " Not as good as some of her others. A bit slow. Still worth reading I thought. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jen Purdin | 1/29/2014

    " I enjoyed this once I got into it but did not see the end coming. Could've done without that ending. "

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