Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twelve books. With over eleven million copies in print in thirty-six countries, her books have spent a combined total of more than five years on The New York Times bestseller list.
Weiner published her debut, Good in Bed, in 2001. The novel received a trifecta of starred reviews, an “A” in Entertainment Weekly, and was hailed as “This seasons’ beach-book Queen for a Day” by Janet Maslin in The New York Times. She went on to write In Her Shoes (2002), which was made into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine; Little Earthquakes (2004); Goodnight Nobody (2005); the short story collection The Guy Not Taken (2006); Certain Girls (2008); Best Friends Forever (2009); Fly Away Home (2010); Then Came You (2011); The Next Best Thing (2012); All Fall Down (2014), and Who Do You Love (2015).
Now a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times Sunday Review, Weiner’s recent contributions – “Mean Girls in the Retirement Home,” “Another Thing to Hate About Ourselves,” “The Cost of Buying Someone’s Soul. Or tweets” and "The Pressure to Look Good" – have risen to the top of NYT.com’s "most emailed" lists and have been picked up by media outlets across the world.
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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.
Weiner grew up in Connecticut and graduated with a degree in English literature from Princeton University. She worked as a newspaper reporter in central Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Philadelphia, where she wrote series of popular columns for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
With over 98,000 fans on Facebook and 118,000 followers on Twitter, Weiner is beloved on social media and appeared on Time magazine’s list of "140 Best Twitter Feeds." The magazine praised her "must-read" live “Bachelor” tweets, noting that "rarely has there been such an ideal pairing of material and writer." Forbes magazine ranked her second on their list of "25 Working Moms to Follow on Twitter": "Tune in for hilarious shards of brilliance.” A recent New Yorker profile demonstrated how much influence this “unlikely feminist enforcer” has had on her culture, celebrating Weiner’s “lively public discussion about the reception and consumption of fiction written by women."
Weiner has appeared on numerous national television programs, including The Today Show, CBS This Morning, and CBS Sunday Morning, and she has been appearing on Good Morning America to discuss The Bachelorette. She also has been published in dozens of newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Time, New Republic, Redbook, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, InStyle, Allure, and Good Housekeeping, and many of her essays can be found on her website.
She lives in Philadelphia with her family.