Good in Bed (Cannie Shapiro #1)
For twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie Shapiro. Sure, her mother has come charging out of the closet, and her father has long since dropped out of her world. But she loves her friends, her rat terrier, Nifkin, and her job as pop culture reporter for The Philadelphia Examiner. She's even made a tenuous peace with her plus-size body.
She seems so winey and down on not only herself but everyone else. To me this was NOT an uplifting book, It was actually rather depressing and I only finished it because it was the book selected for my book club so i felt obligated to finish it. It was a chore...more
My husband wanted to know if it was fiction. He was hoping not.
I liked this book because I liked the character and cared about her. She's likable and funny and she means well. My major criticism about this book, however, is that the unrealistic twists and turns riva...more
it starts off with this ross-and-rachel-"break" situation and a (semi) harsh column about dating a 'large' woman, and then it turns into a soap opera (i expected an evil twin to appear)! it was just bad. real bad.
also: she was a size 16, at 5'10, with big boobs!! lord. really. cry me a river.
While I adored Cannie in so many ways (her wonderful sense of humor, loyalty to her family and friends, and her ambition) I also found myself perturbed by her, at times, as well as...more
"He'd had a few turn-downs in high school, when he'd had really bad skin, and before he'd discovered that pot and a ponytail could reliably attracted a certain kind of girl."
I'm kinda struggling with this one. I had high hopes, but it's not quite what I expected from the blurb on the back. I'm getting distracted by her LENGTHY flashbacks of her life, which are meant to give background and context to the current issue, but is instead drawin...more
In the interview after the book, the author seems very proud of herself that she wrote an anti-fairy tale, meaning the protagonist does not end the book skinny (this is...more
But then we delved into the character's childhood and I started relating to her, and then she did start to be funny and lovable. The quirky actress never seemed real and...more
It was a decent, quick mindless read on a hot day if you feel the need to read a romance pack...more
on coincidence as a literary device, the unevenness of an author who started out to write a funny book and then realized halfway through that she had more
here to work with so maybe she should get a little serious. But that's just the thing, there's more here to work with. The endnotes to this book explained
a lot of my more spectacular eye roll moments; this is a first...more
It was obvious that this was Jennifer's daydream disguised as a novel. She claims that there wasn't a cliche fairytale ending- but what happens to Cannie, the avera...more
It wasn't until about a few chapters in when after the main character would not stop whining and bemoaning her lost love that I finally lost patience. I couldn't stand it and so I began skipping pages until I found the next signific...more
First, the good stuff. I liked that Cannie was a "larger" woman, and like most American women, obsessed with that. I could completely identify with her issues - trying to squeeze...more
A painful relationship with her father, leaves Canny with low self esteem, unhealthy relationships with men, and issues with her weight. She copes by being the funny fat girl. She believes she is fine until he...more