World-renowned author Jennifer Weiner made her sensational debut with The New York Times best-seller 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, which instantly became a New York Times best-seller. Audiences around the world saw In Her Shoes come to life when the film version was released by Twentieth Century Fox in October 2005, starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine.
Weiner brings her charm and wit to the lecture 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 a favorite speaker that audiences absolutely adore.
Her highly anticipated new novel The Next Best Thing (July 2012) is the story of TV writer Ruth Saunders, who has her fondest wish come true when the show she writes, based loosely on her own life, gets the green light. Weiner’s irresistible blend of humor, emotion, and relatability navigate Ruth’s heartbreak as things, with the show and in her life, don’t go exactly as planned.
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 highly anticipated 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.” On Halloween 2011, Weiner released her first-ever 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.
Upon graduating from Princeton University, 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. Her work has also appeared in Seventeen, Glamour, Redbook, TV Guide, YM and Salon.com.
Jennifer Weiner lives in Philadelphia with her husband and their daughters, Lucy and Phoebe.