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Jennifer Weiner

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Jennifer Weiner is a bestselling contemporary American author of novels often categorized as chick lit. Weiner was raised in Connecticut and educated at Princeton University, where she studied English and creative writing with Joyce Carol Oates and Toni Morrison among others, and also minored in women's studies. She has jokingly referred to herself as a pariah of Princeton's prestigious creative writing tradition.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Romance, General Fiction, Mystery
Non fiction
Jennifer Weiner recommends
Flip-flopped (2002)
Jill Smolinski
"Smart engaging, and as refreshing as a dip in the surf."
Conversations with the Fat Girl (2005)
Liza Palmer
"Engaging and poignant and heartbreakingly real, Liza Palmer's tale of best friends, true love, and just what size happily-ever-after wears is a winning conversation."
Love Walked in (2005)
(Love Walked in, book 1)
Marisa de los Santos
"A bewitching, warmhearted grown-up fairy tale about old movies, charming princes, and finding happily ever after in the place where you'd least expect it."
Sweet Ruin (2006)
Cathi Hanauer
"Compulsively readable... Hanauer has a poet's eye for detail and a spot-on sense of the specifics of mothering in the suburbs."
The Opposite of Me (2010)
Sarah Pekkanen
"Fresh and funny and satisfying. A terrific book about sisters that actually made me laugh out loud."
Maybe This Time (2010)
Jennifer Crusie
"Brilliant, warm, funny, completely engrossing."
A Pug's Tale (2011)
(Pug Hill, book 2)
Alison Pace
"I adored Pug Hill... I can't remember when I've seen such sensetive and funny writing about dogs."
The Restaurant Critic's Wife (2016)
Elizabeth LaBan
"Compulsively readable and richly detailed, a guilt-free treat that will have you devouring every word."
And We're Off (2017)
Dana Schwartz
"A winsome, hilarious tale about losing the map and finding a better way to a happy ending. I loved it!."
With Teeth (2021)
Kristen Arnett
"A darkly funny, brutally honest story about a woman undone by motherhood. Kristen Arnett grapples with the big questions: Is any child essentially unlovable? What does a happy ending look like? With Teeth digs in deep and doesn’t let go. I truly loved it."

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