World-renowned author Jennifer Weiner made her debut with The New York Times bestseller Good in Bed, the story of a smart, witty plus-size pop-culture journalist whose ex-boyfriend chronicles their ex-sex life on the pages of a top-selling women’s magazine. The following year, Weiner turned her attention to the love/hate affairs of sisterhood in her second novel, In Her Shoes; the New York Times bestseller was made into a major motion picture in 2005, starring Cameron Diaz and Shirley Maclaine. In 2011, Weiner was voted #14 on Time magazine’s list of “140 Best Twitter Feeds,” placing hers among the feeds that are “shaping the conversation.” With a bevy of bestsellers already under her belt, Weiner’s newest book, Who Do You Love, will be released August 2015.
Weiner is also a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times Op-Ed and Sunday Review, with her work being picked up by newspapers and media outlets all over the world.
At the Podium
Weiner brings her charm and wit to the podium, discussing her books, personal experiences and women’s search for a sense of self. In the same sharp and entertaining tone that fills her novels, Weiner wins over audiences with her unforgettable comedic style, making her an audience favorite.
In the Summer of 2011, Weiner executive produced ABC Family’s State of Georgia, a comedy series starring Raven-Symoné as an aspiring actress who’s larger than life personality mirrors many of the characters in Weiner’s novels. She also released a novel, Then Came You, which follows four women’s lives in an unforgettable, timely tale that explores conflicting notions of family and motherhood.
Weiner’s best-selling novels include Fly Away Home (2010), Best Friends Forever (2009), and the follow-up to Good In Bed, Certain Girls (2008), to name a few. Always teeming with warmth and wit, her novels have been praised as “marvelous,” “thoroughly entertaining,” “utterly hilarious” and “irresistible” by everyone from Publisher’s Weekly to the Washington Post. USA Today proclaimed, “Weiner has emerged as one of the biggest names in popular fiction.” Jennifer has appeared on The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show, and The Rachael Ray Show; her work has appeared in Seventeen, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, In Style and Elle. Aside from her own blog, she also writes occasionally for the Huffington.
On Halloween 2011, Weiner released her first horror story. Recalculating, written in an astonishing five hours, is a 35 page short story about a possessed GPS that starts telling its new owner to make some seriously wrong turns. An instant reader favorite, her Halloween shorts have since become an annual release. Weiner’s third, Disconnected (released October 2013), featured a treat for fans: a character from her recent novel, All Fall Down, makes an appearance in the story. Published in April 2014, All Fall Down is Weiner’s richest, most absorbing and most timely story yet. Centering on a topic frequently in the headlines—from The New York Times to People magazine—All Fall Down takes on the controversial topic of women and addiction with a sparkling comedic touch and tender, true-to-life characterizations.
A Princeton University graduate, Weiner worked as a journalist for ten years before her first book was published. Prior to the success of Good In Bed, Weiner worked as a staff writer and columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer, where her stories ranged from profiles of Wendy the Snapple Lady and Adam Sandler to long Sunday stories about teenage drug abuse, sex and college students, and her grandmother’s gefilte fish.
Jennifer Weiner lives in Philadelphia with her family.