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Author: Elizabeth Berg Narrator: Elizabeth Berg Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9780739331910
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Exhilarating short stories of women breaking free from convention

Every now and then, right in the middle of an ordinary day, a woman rebels, kicks up her heels, and commits a small act of liberation.

What would you do, if you were going to break out and away? Go AWOL from Weight Watchers and spend an entire day eating every single thing you want–and then some? Start a dating service for people over fifty to reclaim the razzle-dazzle in your life–or your marriage? Seek comfort in the face of aging, look for love in the midst of loss, find friendship in the most surprising of places?

Imagine that the people in these wonderful stories–who do all of these things and more–are asking you: What would you do, if nobody was looking? Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • Reading The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted is a lot like eating comfort food: it offers great satisfaction. . . . Berg understands the need we all feel to break free of strictures . . . and how small rebellions can lead to understanding. New York Post 
  • Offer this up to the book club and—what the hell—serve chocolate. People
  • Pitch-perfect . . . [encompasses] everything you’ve ever felt, but couldn’t put into tangible words. Chicago Tribune
  • Hard to resist . . . funny and occasionally heartbreaking. Entertainment Weekly
  • Berg at her tart best . . . There is plenty of lemony snap to brighten the sweetness that flows through The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted, a book that shows how well this writer understands women’s wants, strengths and foibles. Hartford Courant

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 5/15/2011

    " short stories, some humorous... some not so much "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 4/18/2011

    " What a fun book! I liked that all the stories ended happily, and I could definitely relate to them. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Valerie | 4/12/2011

    " I didn't think I liked short stories and this book affirmed it. I got six charters in and I couldn't get through it. :( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 3/27/2011

    " This was a BonCD and I loved listening to the storie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen | 2/25/2011

    " Listened to this on CD. Its read by the author and her voice & cadence are perfect. Series of short stories, all very enjoyable. I bought several copies of the CD just to send to friends "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 2/20/2011

    " This is a fun read--told completely from the perspectives of different women of various ages with an array of life experiences. I always enjoy short stories that cover a lot in as few pages as possible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 2/9/2011

    " A lot of good stories in this book and one or two that I didn't care for. Really liked the ones about dieting, I could really relate to those. My favorite was the last one in the book, I really found the characters in that particular story so likeable.


  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/9/2011

    " The title of this book intrigued me and it was good although it was written for an older age group. It did give me some interesting insights into overweight people and old people. So not a complete waste of time..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 12/7/2010

    " I needed a light, happy book that would make me laugh and smile and this is what my library friends recommended. They were right. This is a delightful book of short stories. "

About the Author

Elizabeth Berg is the author of many bestselling novels, including Open House (an Oprah’s Book Club selection), Talk before Sleep, and The Year of Pleasures, as well as the short story collection The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted. Durable Goods and Joy School were selected as ALA Best Books of the Year. She adapted The Pull of the Moon into a play that enjoyed sold-out performances in Chicago and Indianapolis. Her work has been translated into twenty-seven languages, and three of her novels have been turned into television movies. She is the founder of Writing Matters, a quality reading series dedicated to serving author, audience, and community. She teaches one-day writing workshops and is a popular speaker at venues around the country.