Posts Tagged: jennifer weiner
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Having the Best-Selling Cake and Eating the Review, Too: An Interview With Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner is a #1 New York Times bestselling writer whose eleventh novel All Fall Down came out yesterday. All Fall Down’s protagonist is Allison, a housewife whose respectable suburban existence conceals a growing addiction to pills. (Like Orphan Black's excellent character who shares her name, this Allison is also funny, shockingly capable and occasionally more than slightly delusional.) I read the book straight through without putting it down once, over the course of a sunny Sunday morning, and talked to Weiner over email afterward.

Your newest protagonist is a blogger! She writes for a sex and relationships site called Ladiesroom.com, and part of her excuse for her pill habit [...]

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The Curious Case of Jennifer Weiner

At the New Yorker, Rebecca Mead has written a juicy and fascinating piece on novelist Jennifer Weiner, the "unlikely feminist enforcer," who has a "reporter’s tolerance for being edited" (pretty cool!) and who writes with "a big mirror loom[ing] a few inches behind her laptop screen" (what?!). Weiner has become a reliable ombudsman for "the way that the book industry treats women writers," which is great, although the bulk of her advocacy does seem directed at the cause of women writers in the rarefied category of "Jennifer Weiner," which is not as great. Here are some tidbits from Mead's profile:

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With comic triumph, Weiner shared other anecdotes of [...]