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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (91,895 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Weiner Narrator: Karen Ziemba Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2002 ISBN: 9780743567473
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Meet Rose Feller. She's thirty years old and a high-powered attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses, gaze into her eyes, and tell her that she's beautiful. She also dreams of getting her fantastically screwed-up little sister to get her life together.

Meet Rose's sister, Maggie. Twenty-eight years old, drop-dead gorgeous and only occasionally employed. Although her dreams of big-screen stardom haven't progressed, Maggie dreams of fame and fortune -- and of getting her dowdy big sister to stick to a skin-care regime.

These two women with nothing in common but a childhood tragedy, shared DNA, and the same size feet, are about to learn that their family is more different than they ever imagined, and that they're more alike than they'd ever believe. In Her Shoes observes Rose and Maggie, the brain and the beauty, as they make journeys of discovery. Along the way, they'll encounter a wild cast of characters and they'll borrow shoes and clothes and boyfriends, and make peace with their most intimate enemies -- each other.

Funny and poignant, In Her Shoes will speak to anyone who has endured the bonds of big -- or little -- sisterhood, or longed for a life different from the one the world has dictated, and dreamed of trying something else on for size. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • "Like spending time with an understanding friend who has a knack for being great company."

    People

  • "Irresistible."

    Washington Post

  • "Another exuberantly confident offering…Weiner, a marvelously natural storyteller, blends humor and heartbreak to create an irresistible novel."

    Publisher's Weekly

  • "If chick lit is indeed a genre, Weiner is creating a smarter, funnier subspecies...[She] is a sharp observer of the frustrations of blood ties."

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • "Weiner's second novel is every bit as enjoyable and moving as her first."

    Booklist

  • "A novel that satisfies on many levels."

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marshaferz | 2/20/2014

    " My favorite of Weiner's books. Her strongest plot and characters. I like the movie too, but not as much because they left out the part at Princeton. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leigh | 2/18/2014

    " Loved the book and the movie (but of course the book is ALWAYS better!!) Anyone with sister can identify with these characters!! There is nothing like love for a sister!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber Hartley | 2/15/2014

    " I really enjoyed reading this book and following both of the characters' journeys. I was excited to read the part when they finally find out about their grandmother and how that brought the two girls back together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy Jenschke | 2/11/2014

    " Just not for me. I was wondering what happened to the unruly sister more than the main character. Why do we seek out the bad seed? But that's where it left me. I closed the book and thought, "What about the sister??? " "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura-Jane Barber | 2/9/2014

    " One of the few that I was able to equally enjoy the book and the film version. I'm not even sure which I liked better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Samra Muslim | 2/7/2014

    " Only bought and read the book because it was about shoes ... the story held nothin special ... typical tale of two confused sisters waiting for answers of life ... !!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 2/6/2014

    " Very cute enjoyable book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gette | 1/22/2014

    " Everyone knows this title because it's been made into a movie starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley Maclaine. I've not seen the movie, which I intend to remedy one way or the other.[return][return]Rose Feller is a successful lawyer - 30 years old, a bit on the frumpy side and quite proper. She wishes that her sister Maggie would find herself a nice guy for once and get a steady job.[return][return]Maggie is drop dead gorgeous and irresponsible. She wishes that Rose would mind her own business. She also has a learning disability which might explain her inability to keep a job and use what she has to get what she wants.[return][return]They share very little in common except a childhood tragedy and the same shoe size.[return][return]After the Fellers are forced to live together, Maggie proceeds to turn her sister's life upside down; making her laugh, sharing some nice sister moments, stealing her money, her shoes and eventually, Jim - the man Rose is working so hard to maintain a relationship with. Rose walks in on them and throws them both out of her apartment.[return][return]Rose wallows in her misery and finally take an indefinate leave of absence from work (and from Jim). For once in her life, she follows her impulses and does something difference, gaining a change in outlook.[return][return]Maggie stows away in a university, sneaking into classes and slowly teaching herself how to read. The reckless girl, guilty over upsetting her sister and knowing that she won't be forgiven so easily, gradually grew a conscience and a few responsible bones in her body.[return][return]An enstranged and very guilty grandmother enters the picture, with her side of the story to the childhood tragedy. [return][return]The book synopsis suggests that there are only two main characters but grandmother Ella also plays a a main part. Their stories start out separately, but by the end of the book, it all comes together.[return][return]Good 'chick lit' is hard to find, but one of the main reasons why I like Jennifer Weiner is because her characters are not limited to unbelievably gorgeous girls with the vital statistics of a toothpick. Neither are they about fat girls who miraculously lost all their weight and found happiness in the end (boy, that sends a wonderful message, doesn't it?)[return][return]At the end of the day, I'm fond of books that places me in serious danger of losing my page when I roll over laughing, and "In Her Shoes" is one of them.[return][return](2006) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabriel Mero | 1/16/2014

    " I loved this book. It was touching and loving and poignant. The characters were relatable and real. A must-read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy Collins | 1/3/2014

    " the movie was awesome as well! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karla | 1/2/2014

    " Enjoyable!! I can't wait to read more of Jennifer Weiner's books!! I just went to paperback swap and put lots of them on my wish list!! YAY! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 12/29/2013

    " I liked the movie better. I think that the movie expanding more on outside characters like Louis and Simon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shayna | 12/25/2013

    " Far, far better than the movie. Worth the read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisa | 12/6/2013

    " I read this for my book club recently. I really enjoyed it. My favorite character was Mrs. Lefkowitz! Fun book, good movie too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruby Nguyen | 11/27/2013

    " This book surprised me. Touching story of two very opposite sisters, one who has her life together and one who seems to be a huge manipulator and screw up. They find that they really need each other to face the world together. Much better than the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kennda | 11/22/2013

    " Wat a fabulous and fun read! I cannot wait to read her other work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 11/11/2013

    " Enjoyed it - quick, summer read... now I wonder if the movie is still on demand? I can finally watch it now that I've read the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mikaila Turman | 6/16/2013

    " Yeah, took me awhile on this one. Decent at best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bonnie | 6/1/2013

    " I am totally shocked that I am saying this but the movie was better than the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ejjjchess | 2/14/2013

    " Really enjoyed this story of loveand friendship between two sisters! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelli Pearson | 1/28/2013

    " Very easy, fun read, like many of her books. Not a story that sticks with you particularly, but that's ok. They don't all have to be. The story itself is a little improbable in that romanticized sort of way, but who cares. Sometimes that's what I want on a cold day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louisa | 11/22/2012

    " I know what you're thinking - fun read AND tear-jerker? That can't be right. This book is a great blend of both. The characters are lovable and the plot is entertaining. And it goes without saying, the book is better than the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A.M. Canja | 9/22/2012

    " In Her Shoes is a feel good book, a must read for every 20 somethings out there. After reading the book you'll surely think of the answer to the question "What would you really want to do with your life?" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andie | 3/15/2012

    " Superisingly entertaining "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Briana | 12/5/2011

    " I loved this book in the movie she is so sexy and the book is 1000000000000000 times better than the movie but they are both amazing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda Sauer | 11/22/2011

    " would do a 3.5....good summer read about sisters. didn't realize there was a movie! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa Hill | 9/23/2011

    " Funny and I can see this really happening... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sofia | 9/10/2011

    " A quick and easy read. Nothing too memorable about it though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke Moss | 7/29/2011

    " Excellent, thought provoking, emotional story that will make you want to punch a wall. The movie was a joke compared to Jennifer's amazing storytelling capabilities. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 5/24/2011

    " I liked this book, but not a favorite of Jennifer Weiner's. I didn't see the movie either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Threez | 5/10/2011

    " 508th - 2011

    Kedua kakakku dan ibuku bisa sharing koleksi sepatu... cuma aku yang kakinya dua nomor lebih kecil... ;( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 5/9/2011

    " Very touching about sisters and their relationships.
    Grab the kleenex. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 5/3/2011

    " This was a good book, for sure- but I can honestly say for the first time- the movie was better than the book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krystal | 5/3/2011

    " Cute, hard for me to get into chick books though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 5/3/2011

    " Not my favorite Jennifer Weiner book, but still amazing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 4/28/2011

    " Loved it even before it became a movie. But I have to say the movie followed very closely! Great casting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dragonfly | 4/27/2011

    " Two sisters who think they only have each other are always at odds.
    One sister drove me nuts but loved this book all the same! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sortie | 4/26/2011

    " Really enjoyed getting to know the characters and follow their transformation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tahmeka | 4/2/2011

    " I liked the book! The movie did it no justice. I highly recommend this one "

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About the Author
Author Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels. After graduating with a degree in English literature from Princeton, she worked as a newspaper reporter in a number of states but became a full-time writer after the publication of her first novel in 2001. Her novel In Her Shoes was made into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, and she is the co-creator and executive producer of the ABC Family show State of Georgia. As a public speaker, Weiner has appeared on the Today show, the Martha Stewart Show, and her work has appeared in such publications as Seventeen, Salon, Redbook, Glamour, and others.

About the Narrator

Karen Ziemba is an Earphones Award-winning narrator and a Tony Award-winning actor, singer, and dancer.