Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing (Hardcover)

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Longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay * Nominated for "Best Memoir & Autobiography" by Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 * Named a "Best Book of the Year" by New York Post
"I'm mad Jennifer Weiner's first book of essays is as wonderful as her fiction. You will love this book and wish she was your friend." --Mindy Kaling, author of Why Not Me?
"A fiercely funny, powerfully smart, and remarkably brave book. I was spellbound from the first page to the last." --Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild
"Generous, entertaining...this memoir will enthusiastically reach out to female readers and swiftly draw them close." --Publishers Weekly, starred review
Jennifer Weiner is many things: a bestselling author, a Twitter phenomenon, and an "unlikely feminist enforcer" (The New Yorker). She's also a mom, a daughter and a sister, a former rower and current clumsy yogini, a wife, a friend, and a reality-TV devotee. In her first essay collection, she takes the raw stuff of her life and spins it into a collection of tales of modern-day womanhood as uproariously funny and moving as the best of Nora Ephron and Tina Fey. Born in Louisiana, raised in Connecticut, educated at Princeton, Jennifer spent years feeling like an outsider ("a Lane Bryant outtake in an Abercrombie & Fitch world") before finding her people in newsrooms, and her voice as a novelist, activist, and New York Times columnist.
No subject is off-limits in these intimate and honest stories: sex, weight, envy, money, her mother's coming out of the closet, her estranged father's death. From lonely adolescence to modern childbirth to hearing her six-year-old daughter say the f-word--fat--for the first time, Jen dives deep into the heart of female experience, with the wit and candor that have endeared her to readers all over the world.
Hilarious and moving, Hungry Heart is about yearning and fulfillment, loss and love, and a woman who searched for her place in the world, and found it as a storyteller.
More praise for Hungry Heart:
"Haven't we all wondered exactly how the many-splendored Jennifer Weiner became so many-splendored? This candid, poignant, and very funny memoir tells all, and I'm confident other readers will be as fascinated and moved by it as I was." --Curtis Sittenfeld, New York Times bestselling author
"A collection of essays that deals with all of the issues we want to hear Jen speak about, all with the heart and humor that are the hallmarks of her fiction." --PopSugar
"Weiner lays her heart bare in this memoir, which is insightful and affecting and affirms exactly why she is so popular--she is gifted in the ability to write honestly and easily." --Booklist

Praise For…


"Weiner is coming off a year in Hollywood, and she puts the experience to excellent use in this utterly engaging story of a showrunner who, after six years of slogging, finally gets a series on the air, only to discover that her troubles are only beginning—meddling studio execs, egomaniacal actors and one crushable but unobtainable boss."



“A knockout. Perfect comic timing meets effortless dialogue and an engaging plot…. Enjoy your place on top of the lit world, Jennifer Weiner. You've more than made it.”



“Ruth is a multidimensional heroine, and Weiner gives her real heart and soul. Readers will root for her to get everything she ever wanted—not to settle for the next best thing. This is contemporary women’s fiction at its finest.”



“Weiner’s snappy new novel showcases her humor and style."



“Weiner is a chick-lit writer with chops—and she puts them to expert use in this funny, feel-good tale.”



"A savvy tale… told with equal parts love and longing—whether it be for a partner, a purpose, or a family."



“Weiner has emerged as one of the biggest names in popular fiction.”



“Jennifer Weiner’s bestselling novels twist humor and topical issues into can’t-put-down stories."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781476723402
ISBN-10: 1476723400
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: October 11th, 2016
Pages: 416
Language: English