Good in Bed isn't everything
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"Good in Bed"
by: Jennifer Weiner.
2001; 400 pages.
To be completely honest, I never really had the intention to read this book. That is, until I went to a book store, and found a copy of "Certain Girls" on sale for $1.50. I read that it was by the same author as "In Her Shoes" (I liked the movie), so I figured, well, for $1.50, why not.
But, when I got the book home, I realized that it was the sequel to "Good in Bed". And, not only that, but that you do have to read the first one to read the second one. Well, shoot. That meant that I then had to buy the Kindle version of "Good in Bed" for $12.99. Ouch. I guess they still average out to a good deal...but the whole point of buying "Certain Girls" was because it was cheaper than most Kindle books.
Anyway..."Good in Bed" is the story of Cannie, a writer whose ex-boyfriend, Bruce, writes about their relationship for a popular magazine. Cannie, meanwhile, gets pregnant after a quick round of break-up / sympathy sex with Bruce; befriends Maxi (a movie-star); sells a screenplay; and is pushed (literally) into early delivery by Bruce's current girlfriend. All the while, Cannie struggles with her weight, which for her is life's big plight...until...
I thought the book was good, nothing fantastic, but good enough. But, to be honest, I didn't think it was worth $12.99. For me, that's a lot of money to spend on a book. (I like them for free from the library - but that's not an option at the moment.)
The writing was good, but it seemed a bit elementary. That could be because the book is geared more towards the chick-lit genre (which has yet to impress me with its writer's style and ability).
I'm not sorry I read it, but I'm also not going to tell you that you must run out and buy the book this instant because it is something your life won't be complete without. Nope. Your life is probably complete without it. But, if you want a quick diversion, this book isn't too bad.