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
    Sep 05, 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...

  • lisa
    Aug 16, 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
    Oct 10, 2016 a book giveaway (Ends 10/18)...

  • Diane
    Dec 21, 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...

  • 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...

  • Lynne Spreen
    Oct 17, 2016

    It isn't often that I cry at the end of a memoir--or in the middle of it--but with Hungry Heart, I did. Although Jennifer Weiner began life in affluence, her father abandoned the family as Jennifer be...

  • Sarah
    Aug 29, 2016

    4.5 stars and Thank you Netgalley for allowing me to read this for a review. I love Jennifer Weiner's books. I have read most of them, all fiction and was happy to hear she was putting out some essays...

  • Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
    Oct 27, 2016

    Jennifer Weiner's memoir is a detailed glimpse into her life that starts when she is a young child all the way to present day. Readers get to know Jennifer as a precocious child living in her Connecti...

  • Judy Collins
    Oct 08, 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...

  • Caryn
    Dec 21, 2016

    I've been a fan of Jennifer Weiner since I read her first book, Good in Bed. I enjoy her fiction and enjoy following her on Twitter. What I appreciate the most is her honesty in this new collection of...