We’ve talked about Jennifer Weiner any number of times on the show, usually when she’s written (or tweeted) something that’s caused a bit of an uproar in the writing world–or when she and Jonathan Franzen have gotten into one of their famously catty spats. We also read one of her first publications, a short story featured in Seventeen Magazine, back in episode 133. But we’d never read any of her novels, and it felt like time. Weiner has argued that her books are unfairly pigeonholed, so we were both curious what we’d think about her work.
We chose Weiner’s first novel, the one that put her on the map:
Will we love it? Hate it? Will we shrug our shoulders in its general direction? Only one way to find out!
(The way to find out is by listening to the episode. Was that not clear? Sorry if that wasn’t clear.)
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