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New Meetup: Robinson book club meeting - Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner

From: Liselle
Sent on: Friday, March 27, 2009 1:06 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Pittsburgh Chick Lit Book Club!

What: Robinson book club meeting - Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner

When: April 22,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: For our April meeting, we are reading Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner. A lot of us have read this book already but we want to re-read it in preparation for the sequel, Certain Girls, coming out in paperback on April 7th. We will read Certain Girls for our May meeting.

For those of you who have not read Good in Bed, it's one of my all-time favorite books. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. Here's what Good in Bed is about:

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.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/Pgh-Chick-Lit-Book-Club/calendar/10049968/

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