Author: Jennifer Weiner
Publisher: Pocket Books
"Cannie Shapiro never wanted to be famous. The smart, sharp, plus-sized reporter was perfectly happy writing about other people's lives for her local newspaper. And for the previous twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannic. Sure, her mother has come charging out of the closet, and her father had long since dropped out of her world. But she loves her job, her friends, her dog and her life. She loves her apartment and her commodious, quilt-lined bed. She has made a tenuous peace with her body and she even felt OK about ending her relationship with Bruce. But now this...'Loving a larger woman is an act of courage in our world, Bruce has written in a national woman's magazine. And Cannie - who never knew that Bruce saw her as a larger woman, or thought that loving her was an act of courage - is plunged into misery, and the most amazing year of her life."
I got this book ages ago, but never felt drawn to pick it up to read. I'm sure many people have picked up books and then they wondered why they bought the book, when they wasn't drawn to it? Anyway, after reading a historical novel I decided I needed a bit of a light read. The reviews said it was a brilliant book, so I picked it up having never read anything by this author before, read it and having just finished the book myself, I can say this was a 'brilliant' read!
It was funny in places, very emotional and moving. There are many women out there that will be able to relate to 'Cannie' the main character in this book. How she struggles with coming to terms with her ex, learning he no longer loves her, her weight and her past.
I recommend this book to everyone and I will certainly be reading more books by this author.
My Verdict: A Brilliant Read!
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