Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing
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Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing


She’s also a mom, a daughter, and a sister; a former rower and current cyclist; a best friend and a reality TV junkie. In her first foray into nonfiction, she takes the raw stuff of her personal life and spins into a collection of essays on modern womanhood as uproariously funny and moving as the best of Tina Fey, Fran Lebowitz, and Nora Ephron.

Jennifer grew up as an outsider in her picturesque Connecticut hometown (“a Lane Bryant outtake in an Abercrombie & Fitch photo shoot”) and at her Ivy League college, but finally found her people in newsrooms in central Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, and her voice as a novelist, activist, and New York Times columnist.

No subject is off-limits in this intimate and honest essay collection: sex, weight, envy, money, her mom’s newfound lesbianism, and her estranged father’s death. From lonely adolescence to modern childbirth to hearing her six-year-old daughter’s use of the f-word—fat­­—for the first time, Jennifer Weiner goes there, with the wit and candor that have endeared her to readers all over the world.

By turns hilarious and deeply touching, this collection shows that the woman behind treasured novels like Good in Bed and Best Friends Forever is every bit as winning, smart, and honest in real life as she is in her fiction.

Title:Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:432 pages

    Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing Reviews

  • Adi
    Aug 06, 2016

    Jennifer Weiner is the only novelist I follow on Twitter. Out of the many hundreds of books I've loved, very few authors have given me the sense of familiarity she did with "Good In Bed", which tempte...

  • Diane
    Dec 12, 2016

    This is a fun collection of essays from author Jennifer Weiner. She talks about her awkward childhood, her strained relationship with her father, her quirky mother, her struggles with weight and overe...

  • lisa
    Aug 02, 2016

    I hadn't realized how prolific Jennifer Weiner has become over the last fifteen years. To me she's always been, "That author who wrote two books I really, really liked, and a bunch that I didn't care ...

  • Melissa
    Aug 25, 2016 a book giveaway (Ends 10/18)...

  • Jennifer
    Jul 09, 2016

    An uneven memoir that chronicles the author's life as a writer, a wife and mother, and mostly a lonely fat girl, a topic that comes up repeatedly. At times her wit comes off callous, like the teenaged...

  • Donna
    Nov 03, 2016

    I don't now why I picked this book up. I usually like autobiographies. I've read one of her fiction books and I didn't like that one either. I didn't feel there was any purpose to enlighte...

  • Kaethe
    Oct 12, 2016

    Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writin - Jennifer Weiner I've enjoyed a couple of Weiner's books, but more than her storytelling, I really admire her activism. I lost patience with people ...

  • Sally Ember
    Oct 27, 2016

    I have read many of Weiner's novels, so I thought I'd enjoy her essays and personal memoir-type chapters. At first, I did. However, by the fourth or fifth chapter that focused on her obsessions with...

  • Oreoandlucy
    Mar 16, 2017

    A more complete review is available on my blog:http://reviewsofbooksonmynightstand.b...When I added this book to by to my TBR list, I thought it would be a similar memoir to Jen Lancaster's memoirs. L...

  • Judy Collins
    Sep 27, 2016

    A special thank you to Atria and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Love the cover!We all fell in love with Jennifer Weiner's fictional stories; from her very first book to the p...

About Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen books, including Good in Bed, The Littlest Bigfoot, and her memoir Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. A graduate of Princeton University and contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, she lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at