02 June 2014

What's going on?
I must admit that I've only read two of Jennifer Weiner's novels, and they were so long ago that I'm wondering what my problem is and why I haven't made the time to read more. Lately, I've become reminded of her Twitter presence, and I just need to get myself in gear. My schedule this summer is a bit crazy, but I just might have to make time for this one. There's something about this one that just seems like it will be one heck of a book to get the conversation flowing at a book club, right?

Where can you get it?
Pre-order the book here.

Is there a book tour?
Uh-huh - here ya go!

Which of her books have you read? What am I missing out on??
Tell me!

What's it about?
Allison Weiss got her happy ending—a handsome husband, an adorable little girl, a job she loves, and a big house in the suburbs. But when she’s in the pediatrician’s office with her daughter and a magazine flips open to a quiz about addiction, she starts to wonder whether her use of prescription pills is becoming a problem. On the one hand, it’s just prescription medication, the stuff her doctors give her. Is a Percocet at the end of a hard day really different than a glass of wine? Is it such a bad thing to pop a Vicodin after a brutal Jump & Pump class…or after your husband ignores you?

Back in the car, with her daughter safely buckled behind her, Allison opens the Altoid tin in her purse and slips a chalky white oval underneath her tongue. The pill unties her knotted muscles, erases the grime and ugliness of the city, soothes her as she frets about the truth of her looking-good life: that her husband’s becoming distant, that her daughter is acting out, that her father’s early Alzheimer’s is worsening and her mother’s barely managing to cope. She tells herself that the pills let her make it through her days…but what if her ever-increasing drug use, a habit that’s becoming expensive and hard to hide, is turning into her biggest problem of all? 

All Fall Down is the story of a woman’s slide into addiction and struggle to find her way back up again. With a sparkling comedic touch and tender, true-to-life characterizations, this tale of empowerment and redemption is Jennifer Weiner’s most poignant, timely, and triumphant story yet.

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About the Author

Jennifer Weiner grew up in Connecticut and graduated with a degree in English literature from Princeton University. This #1 New York Times bestselling author is one of the most celebrated writers today. Over 1.6 million copies of her iconic debut Good in Bed have sold to date, and it’s now in its astounding 57th printing. Her books have spent nearly five years on the New York Times bestseller list with over 11 million copies in print in 36 countries.

She is the author of the novels Good in Bed (2001); In Her Shoes (2002), which was turned 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); and most recently, The Next Best Thing (2012). Her Halloween eShort story, Disconnected, was published on October 28, 2013 and her newest novel, All Fall Down, will be published on June 17, 2014. 

Jennifer has appeared on numerous national television programs, including The Today Show, CBS This Morning, CBS Sunday Morning, and The Rachael Ray Show, and has been published in dozens of newspapers and magazines, including Seventeen, Redbook, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Good Housekeeping. Many of her essays will be featured on her newly designed website launching in mid-May, at www.jenniferweiner.com, where she started her blog in 2002.

With 87,000 followers on Twitter, Weiner appeared on Time magazine's list of "140 Best Twitter Feeds.” The magazine hailed 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”: “Bestselling novelist Weiner writes guilty pleasure beach reads, fights for her fellow female authors and still makes time for reality TV commentary. Tune in for hilarious shards of brilliance.” Jennifer can also be found on Facebook, and, in real life, Philadelphia, where she lives with her family.

3 comments:

  1. Whoa... feeling totally ignorant, as I have never heard of this popular author! Glad I touched base here today to see what you were reading! Perhaps a summertime read-along ... as it does look like it would spark discussion ... ???

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  2. I absolutely love her books, although I admit I haven't yet read the last one she came out with (although I believe I have read all the others). When I read her first book, Good in Bed, I was so captivated by the story that I would sneak in reads at stop lights :). After that I knew I loved her smart, snarky characters that are also touching and real and that she would be an author to watch. My favorite of her books is Little Earthquakes but they have all been very good. I plan on picking this one up as it sounds like perfect reading for those long afternoons under the sun. Thanks for all the information!

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  3. I've never read her books before but this one sounds so good. Plus, that cover gives me chills.

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