The heroine of "Good in Bed," Jennifer Weiner's debut novel, is Cannie Shapiro. She is a smart and sharp pop culture reporter who was perfectly content writing about other people's lives in the pages of the Philadelphia Examiner. But when she opens up a national women's magazine to find out that her ex-boyfriend Bruce has been chronicling their former sex life, her life goes into turmoil.
Loving a larger woman is an act of courage in our world, Bruce writes. 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.
After this public humiliation, Cannie embarks on a series of hilarious and heartbreaking adventures. From showdowns with her snooping office nemesis to run-ins with her mother's less-than-lovable life partner and from trips to the glamour spots of New York and Los Angeles to a disastrous reconciliation with the man who took her heart and tossed it onto the New Jersey Turnpike, Cannie navigates an odyssey she never planned on taking.
Listen to Paula Cole reading an excerpt from Weiner's audiobook "Good in Bed" [Simon & Schuster].