Friday, March 16, 2018

Jennifer Weiner's Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love and Writing

Jennifer Weiner's book of essays, Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love and Writing is one of the best books I've ever read. Weiner writes about her middle aged mother coming out, her child psychiatrist father's mental illness, getting thrown off the crew team at Princeton for weighing too much, her experiences with Kurt Vonnegut and John McPhee, her writing process, her grandmother, her ex-husband, her daughters, her pregnancy, her weight, her passion for and arguments on Twitter, her miscarriage, and in one of the final chapters, uncovering secrets about her once loving father she'd rather not know. She is as funny, candid and sharp as Amy Schumer. I just bought two more copies for people I love. Thank you @JenniferWeinerwrites.

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