Good in Bed

Good in Bed

by Jennifer Weiner
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Good in Bed 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 774 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a good read, like all of Jennifer Weiner's other books. I caught myself thinking, "Yeah, right" quite a few times throughout the book, but that's what makes it a book, right? Cannie is a strong character, someone I would want to be friends with! The book goes deep into personal, body, and family issues, but it never gets too heavy. You will always be laughing again by the turn of the page. I also recommend "Certain Girls", the sequel to "Good in Bed".
Lindsie More than 1 year ago
This book was clever. Cannie (the stories main girl) is overweight and depressed. Her father wanted nothing to do with her, which is why she dumped Bruce in the scheme of things. She did not want what happened with her father to happen to her love life. Cannie is hyserical, witty, and clever. Down to the point I enjoyed 'Good in Bed.' I liked how to author turned the title of the book into a major issue (Moxie!)At some points I found it a little much (some of it just dragged on and on). But when it came dwn to the end I just could not put it down.

Fanns of Jennifer Weiner this is a must read!
DivaPrincess28 More than 1 year ago
I read this book after reading 3 other books by Jennifer and by dar this is probably my favorite of her books so far. I love the characters and I loved the way the story was written. I like the fact that the book didn't end with the main character losing a ton of weight to get back at oranything like that. The story was relatable and I felt that it ws put together nicely. I am about to start another book by Jennifer tonight since I just finished this one (took me about a week, but that is between work and stuff like that). I think people will really enjoy this book and will identify with the characters.
Mrs.Almada10 More than 1 year ago
I had a hard time putting this book down, I put off my favorite TV shows so I can read,I've even lent the book to a few friends and all of my friends loved it as well and conitnued with Certain Girls, Jennifer Weiner is a great author. i'm in the process of trying to read all of her books, so far i've read 3 and all 3 were awesome!
timsolady More than 1 year ago
Definitly a great book. One of those can't put down types of books. Jennifer Weiner is a great author, recommend all her books.
thecollector0 More than 1 year ago
i enjoyed reading this one. It was hard to put down.
DebDD More than 1 year ago
I recomend this book before you read Certain Girls by this same author because this is a prequel to that book and you will enjoy her writing and quirky, funny, and wonderful characters.
twilightfan30 More than 1 year ago
I liked this book a lot. I enjoy Weiner's writing style and can always relate with her characters. It made me emotional at parts just reading what the character was going through.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I read from the author and I fell in love with her!
Whymsy More than 1 year ago
Attitude is Everything I liked this book well enough and found it a lot more soulful than I expected. I enjoyed Cannie and her witticism, but I did feel a sort of disconnect from her when she had her melt down at the end of the book. Also, this book tended to get a bit long winded toward the second half. I found the Hollywood stuff a bit farfetched and for a reader who can buy into vampires in Louisiana or Egyptian gods inhabiting the descendants of Pharaoh that’s saying something. But on the other hand, if you go into reading it with the right attitude you will enjoy an interesting story and heroine who has a lot to say.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I’m trying to justify a 3star rating here. To put it mildly this was difficult to get through for me because I didn’t fine Cannie (Lord I hate that name) sympathetic at all. For me Cannie was whiny and looking for someone to blame her lot in life on. Granted your formative years play into self esteem but at some point you are responsible for your own orgasms. I understood her “plight” but I didn’t understand why the book was at least 85% wallowing and whining – I kept hoping this would change. I did however enjoy the snarky humor in the writing. The mechanics of the books also seemed to work but this was overall not a pleasant read for me. I also knew from early in the book exactly what the ending was going to be. Not a series I would continue.
Arijuana More than 1 year ago
Being plus sized I can relate to the protagonist.
Kiki-Travels More than 1 year ago
Book got off to a good start but steadily devolved from there. There's nothing wrong with a little wish fulfillment but the celebrity BFF, post-partum weight loss, glamorous new career and free home remodel were just over-the-top fantasyland. A writer has to successfully suspend disbelief before attempting this type of storyline! I struggled to finish and was annoyed after reading. Its popularity mystifies me.
cassie3783 More than 1 year ago
This was my 1st book by JW based on the many rave reviews I had heard/read about. Maybe I just have different tastes in books, but I found myself skipping through about 30% of the book. The characters were weak, the plot was weak, the whole story was weak. I spent most of my reading time asking "what the heck?!?" It just wasn't my cup of tea, unfortunately.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i read good reviews for this book but i don't know why! the plot just drags on and the ending is bizarre... took me forever to finish this boring book! i recommend books by janet evanovich for chick lit
Tracey_L 17 days ago
As I was reading this I found myself thinking over and over again that this was just so REAL, that I could actually see this happening to someone I might actually know. This is not a feeling I often get in the books I read, which kept me turning the pages much later than I intended to stay up the night I started it. But then the book took a decided turn into fantasyland, and I was somewhat disappointed. The quality of the writing didn't suffer, but the story became unbelievable for me. I finished the book, but was not entirely happy with what I had read. This is probably one of the biggest reasons I do not enjoy this type of book, nor will I ever. This is an honest review given in exchange for an ARC from NetGalley.
thicks 20 days ago
Not at all what I was expecting but a really good read. Although being a bbw myself I did get sick of her mentioning it but loved when the light bulb went off. Cannie was oblivious to any man who wasn't Bruce and had other issued that kept her locked in a world that kept her down but once she woke up she was wondrous. This author gives us a great wake up story for women who aren't happy with some part of themselves and does it so we laugh, cry and heal. Well written with characters that help (Dr K) and love and support her when she remembers to ask while reminding us at the same time. I haven't read this author before but I truly had a blast getting to know her style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best sex scenes ever Quote: "He hammered his p.enis inst her as she moaned softly"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This will remain one of my favorite books of all times and what drew me to Weiner
toniFMAMTC More than 1 year ago
Cannie has a great personality. I love reading the words that come out of her mouth, the witty come backs and the down-to-earth delivery. She's a real people person. She's full-figured but doesn't let it slow her down. On the outside she is confident and full of life, but she does feel the barbs of plus-sized life on the inside. I like her realness. I adored this story. It made me laugh and tear up, and it touched me deeply. It covers so many issues like weight, marriage, pregnancy, depression, parent-child relationships, gay family members, break ups, jobs and just a little of everything in a woman's life these days. The feeling is often light and occasionally heavy. It's inspiring, entertaining and delivered with a special oomph that's missing from some books. Good in Bed is a must read.
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
I was sent an email from NetGalley offering this title for a short time to celebrate the book being out 15 years.  I read the blurb and anything that has a plus size woman as the main character is always worth a shot.  I LOVED it!  I’ve LIVED some of it and being a woman who is also plus size I could relate so so much; the pain, the heartbreak, the family drama. Cannie is one of those women that I know, I would be instant friends with.  She touches the lives of everybody she is around.  She is a beautifully damaged woman, that doesn’t know her own worth and is obsessed with being thin.  Thinking that if she was thin someone would love her.  Not realizing all the love that she already has.  One of the best lines in the book was one of Cannies friends laying it on her.  “You think you need to lose weight for someone to love you….What we really need….is to just stop thinking of ourselves as bodies and start thinking of ourselves as people.” Good in Bed, is one of those books that will stay with me forever and I will go back and read again and again.  It was everything women’s fiction should be, touching, heartfelt, funny, inspiring and one of the best books I have read all year.  If I could give it more than a five I would but as it is it get Five HUGE Boundless stars!...Sara
onemused More than 1 year ago
I read the 15th anniversary edition of "Good in Bed." The book begins with Cannie finding out that her former long-term deadbeat boyfriend has finally gotten a job- as a columnist in a Cosmo-like magazine. His first article is about her size and what it's like to love a "fat girl." Ouch. The article is eventually shown, and it's not as bad as it seems at first. However, for someone as sensitive about her size as Cannie is, it's still pretty devastating to read in print. Cannie has had some tough times with her employment and self-appreciation. I don't want to give much of the book away, but it gets much, much worse before it gets any better for her. Her life almost seems like a course in bad luck and unhappiness. Eventually, she does begin to make the most of what she has and I start to like her a bit more. Despite the few funny lines/thoughts she has, she is overall a big downer. She defines her success by her size and feels that it holds her back from everything. Her dad was a pretty big jerk, and it may have stemmed from there. I wish she learned faster just to love herself- who cares about size if you are healthy? I'm not sure she really ever gets this. It's almost like the constant black cloud hanging over her. The book was okay, it had some funny moments. Overall, I found it really depressing. It seems like Cannie really struggles with herself, her job, and her (ex) boyfriend. I'm not sure how to explain- it made me feel like I really need to hold on to what I've got because it could end up really terribly. I was just kind of saddened by the whole situation, even despite the good things. It may just have been Cannie's overly sardonic reactions to everything that make it seem like even the good things are somehow not so good. I found it hard to enjoy as a result. Regarding the 15th anniversary edition, the Q&A and other added features are well done. If you love this series, I think it would be fun to read and check out! Please note that I received this book from the publisher through netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm sorry but this book was a waste of $2!! It drug on and on with no real substance. I skipped most of the endless drivel just to get to the end. And i was not impressed with cannie at all! She had some promising moments, but for the most part i found her very whiny and somewhat pathetic in parts. Move on already!! I should have just quit while i was ahead i thought it would get better but it never did. And i did not find the whole hollywood section at all believable. Waste of time with this one.
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