Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Narrator: Jennifer Weiner
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Essays & Memoirs
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: October 2016
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 13 hours, 15 minutes
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Overview

No matter what was happening in Jennifer Weiner's life whether good, bad, or very, very ugly her mother, Fran, would say the same thing: it's all material.
Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of the biggest names in popular fiction (USA TODAY), beloved on Twitter and hailed as "an unlikely feminist enforcer (The New Yorker), takes the raw stuff of her personal life and spins it into a collection of personal essays as uproariously funny and heartfelt as the best of Tina Fey and Nora Ephron.
Jennifer grew up as an outsider in her picturesque Connecticut hometown ( a Lane Bryant outtake in an Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue ) and at her Ivy League college, but finally found her people in newsrooms in central Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, and her voice as a novelist and New York Times columnist. In her first essay collection, no subject is off-limits: sex, weight, envy, money, the reality of life with a newborn, her mom's newfound lesbianism, her estranged father's death (and Weiner's subsequent attempt to get the funeral home to accept her American Express card, because if at least I get points, something good will have come of this ). From bad blind dates to modern childbirth to handling 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 audiences 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."

Author Details

Author Details

Weiner, Jennifer

ennifer Weiner was born in 1970 on an army base in Louisiana. She grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Princeton University. She worked as a newspaper reporter in Central Pennsylvania, Lexington, Kentucky, and Philadelphia, before the publication of her first novel, GOOD IN BED, in 2001. She is the author of the novels IN HER SHOES (2002), which was turned into a major motion picture; LITTLE EARTHQUAKES, (2004), GOODNIGHT NOBODY (2005), the short story collection THE GUY NOT TAKEN (2006) and CERTAIN GIRLS (2008), the sequel to GOOD IN BED. There are more than 9 million copies of her books in print in 36 countries.

Jen has appeared on The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show and a number of defunct national talk shows that she suspects she killed just by showing up. Her work has appeared in Seventeen, Salon, Redbook, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and Elle. She likes sunsets, sushi, and long walks on the beach, and wants the world to know that her last name is not pronounced exactly the way it’s spelled.