Mrs. everything [electronic resource] : A novel. Jennifer Weiner.
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- ISBN: 9781508251804 (sound recording)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (19 audio files) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2019.
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Narrator: Ari Graynor.
In this instant New York Times bestseller and "multigenerational narrative that's nothing short of brilliant" ( People ), two sisters' lives from the 1950s to the present are explored as they struggle to find their places—and be true to themselves—in a rapidly evolving world from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner. Jo and Bethie Kaufman were born into a world full of promise. Growing up in 1950s Detroit, they live in a perfect "Dick and Jane" house, where their roles in the family are clearly defined. Jo is the tomboy, the bookish rebel with a passion to make the world more fair; Bethie is the pretty, feminine good girl, a would-be star who enjoys the power her beauty confers and dreams of a traditional life. But the truth ends up looking different from what the girls imagined. Jo and Bethie survive traumas and tragedies. As their lives unfold against the background of free love and Vietnam, Woodstock and women's lib, Bethie becomes an adventure-loving wild child who dives headlong into the counterculture and is up for anything (except settling down). Meanwhile, Jo becomes a proper young mother in Connecticut, a witness to the changing world instead of a participant. Neither woman inhabits the world she dreams of, nor has a life that feels authentic or brings her joy. Is it too late for the women to finally stake a claim on happily ever after? In "her most sprawling and intensely personal novel to date" ( Entertainment Weekly ), Jennifer Weiner tells a "simply unputdownable" ( Good Housekeeping ) story of two sisters who, with their different dreams and different paths, offer answers to the question: How should a woman be in the world?
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Mrs. Everything : A Novel
Jennifer Weiner grew up in Simsbury, Connecticut. She attended Princeton University, where she studied with John McPhee, Toni Morrison and Joyce Carol Oates. She is currently a reporter/columnist at the "Philadelphia Inquirer" and a contributing editor at "Mademoiselle". Her short stories have been published in "Seventeen" and "Redbook". Her freelance work appears in Salon.com, "Time Out New York", "Animal Fair", the "Columbia Journalism Review" and "Seventeen". She lives in Philadelphia and appears regularly on "Philly after Midnight," Philadelphia's local late-night television show, as a commentator. (Publisher Provided) Jennifer Weiner was born on an army base in DeRidder, Louisiana on March 28, 1970. She received a B.A. in English literature from Princeton University in 1991. In 1990, she won Princeton's Academy of American Poets prize. After graduating, she took a six-week program at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida and began her career as a journalist. She has been published in Seventeen, Salon, Redbook, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and Elle. Her first novel, Good in Bed, was published in 2001. Her other novels include Little Earthquakes, Goodnight Nobody, The Guy Not Taken, Certain Girls, Best Friends Forever, Fly Away Home, Then Came You, The Next Best Thing, All Fall Down, and Who Do You Love. In Her Shoes was made into a movie starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, and Shirley MacLaine. Jennifer's title, The Littlest Bigfoot, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2016. Weiner's memoir Hungry Heart appeared on the New York Times bestseller list in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography)