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New Meeting: Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner

From: Susan L.
Sent on: Friday, May 2, 2008 9:18 AM
Announcing a new meeting for The Pittsburgh Chick Lit Book Club!

What: Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner

When: Wednesday, May 28, 6:30 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: anyone who wants to hang out with fellow chick-lit lovers should join us! even if you haven't finished the book, it's okay - join us anyway

Why: We are hoping to have a warm night - discuss the book outside - that's why we picked Doc's place.

Meeting Description: This month's selection is Good in Bed, by Jennifer Weiner. I know a lot of you have read it, so please join us to discuss! (I actually have not read it yet)

Here are the details from Amazon.com:

From Publishers Weekly
It is temping at first but unwise to assume Candace Shapiro is yet another Bridget Jones. Feisty, funny and less self-hating than her predecessor, Cannie is a 28-year-old Philadelphia Examiner reporter preoccupied with her weight and men, but able to see the humor in even the most unpleasant of life's broadsides. Even she is floored, however, when she reads "Good in Bed," a new women's magazine column penned by her ex-boyfriend, pothead grad student Bruce Guberman. Three months earlier, Cannie suggested they take a break apparently, Bruce thought they were through and set about making such proclamations as, "Loving a larger woman is an act of courage in our world." Devastated by this public humiliation, Cannie takes comfort in tequila and her beloved dog, Nifkin. Bruce has let her down like another man in her life: Cannie's sadistic, plastic surgeon father emotionally abused her as a young girl, and eventually abandoned his wife and family, leaving no forwarding address. Cannie's siblings suffer, especially the youngest, Lucy, who has tried everything from phone sex to striptease. Their tough-as-nails mother managed to find love again with a woman, Tanya, the gravel-voiced owner of a two-ton loom. Somehow, Cannie stays strong for family and friends, joining a weight-loss group, selling her screenplay and gaining the maturity to ask for help when she faces something bigger than her fears. Weiner's witty, original, fast-moving debut features a lovable heroine, a solid cast, snappy dialogue and a poignant take on life's priorities. This is a must-read for any woman who struggles with body image, or for anyone who cares about someone who does.

Upstairs at Doc's in Shadyside - http://www.docsplacepittsburgh.com/ for directions, but it is right at the corner of Walnut and Bellefonte

Please remember that if you don't want to buy the book, you can borrow it from your local Carnegie library- go to carnegie library and you can even request to have it sent to your branch from another branch!

Hope to see you there :)

Learn more here:
http://bookclub.meetup.com/798/calendar/7857482/

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