Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner

Good in Bed

Jennifer Weiner

Cannie, our heroine, is a 'larger woman'. She thinks that's her problem but there's more trouble in store. Her story is funny and sad, however there is more depth in this heart warming tale than you might expect.

Extract

Samantha was still holding. 'Page 132,' she said.

I sat, eased a few M&M's into my mouth, and flipped to page 132, which turned out to be 'Good in Bed', Moxie's regular male-written feature designed to help the average reader understand what her boyfriend was up to ... or wasn't up to, as the case might be. At first my eyes wouldn't make sense of the letters. Finally, they unscrambled. 'Loving a Larger Woman,' said the headline, 'By Bruce Guberman.' Bruce Guberman had been my boyfriend for just over three years, until we'd decided to take a break three months ago. And the Larger Woman, I could only assume, was me.

.... My hands felt icy. I could hear the blood roaring in my ears, as I read the first line of the article: 'I'll never forget the day I found out my girlfriend weighed more than I did'

Samantha's voice souded like it was coming from far, far away. 'Cannie? Cannie, are you there?'

'I'll kill him!' I choked.

Parallels
  • The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank
  • Big Girls Don't Cry by Francesca Clementis