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ePub The Next Best Thing: A Novel download
Author:
Olivia Thirlby,Jennifer Weiner
ISBN13:
978-1442348905
ISBN:
1442348909
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Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio; Unabridged edition (July 3, 2012)
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Subcategory:
Women's Fiction
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4.5
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Jennifer Weiner is the New York Times bestselling author of sixteen books, including Good in Bed, In. .The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner is about Ruth, a young woman who has been disfigured in a terrible accident, and who has dreams to become a writer for a TV show.

Jennifer Weiner is the New York Times bestselling author of sixteen books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, and her memoir, Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. A graduate of Princeton University and contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner. She has been orphaned by the accident, and lives with her colorful grandmother.

The Next Best Thing: A Novel. Written by Jennifer Weiner . Narrated by Olivia Thirlby. At 23, Ruth Saunders headed west with her 70-year-old grandma in tow, hoping to be hired as a television writer. but I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a fun read, well-written while being both funny and poignant.

Read by Olivia Thirlby. This reading group guide for The Next Best Thing includes discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Jennifer Weiner

Read by Olivia Thirlby. Unabridged Audio Download. Trade Paperback eBook Abridged Audio Download Abridged Compact Disk Unabridged Compact Disk. This reading group guide for The Next Best Thing includes discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Jennifer Weiner. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.

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Jennifer Weiner; Olivia Thirlby. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Blockbuster New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner returns with an irresistible story about a young woman trying to make it in Hollywoo. t three years old, Ruth Saunders miraculously survives the car crash that takes her parents’ lives on the icy Massachusetts Turnpike.

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The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner - Blockbuster New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner returns with an irresistible story about a young woman. Four years later, she's hit the jackpot when she gets The Call: the sitcom she wrote, The Next Big Thing, has gotten the green light, and Ruthie's going to be the show-runner.

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Format: Abridged Written by: Jennifer Weiner Narrated by: Olivia Thirlby Release date: 7/3/2012 Duration: 6 hrs .

Format: Abridged Written by: Jennifer Weiner Narrated by: Olivia Thirlby Release date: 7/3/2012 Duration: 6 hrs 53 mins Genres: Romance. At twenty-three, Ruth Saunders headed west with her seventy-year-old grandma in tow, hoping to be hired as a television writer.

Written by Jennifer Weiner, Audiobook narrated by Olivia Thirlby. Narrated by: Olivia Thirlby. Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins. Categories: Fiction, Chick Lit.

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Blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner returns with an irresistible story about a young woman trying to make it in Hollywood…At twenty-three, Ruth Saunders headed west with her seventy-year-old grandma in tow, hoping to be hired as a television writer. Four years later, she’s hit the jackpot when she gets The Call: the sitcom she wrote, The Next Big Thing, has gotten the green light, and Ruthie’s going to be the show-runner. But her dreams of Hollywood happiness are threatened by demanding actors, number-crunching executives, an unrequited crush on a boss, and her grandmother’s impending nuptials. Set against the fascinating backdrop of Los Angeles show business culture, with an insider’s ear and eye for writer’s rooms, bad behavior backstage and set politics, Jennifer Weiner’s new novel is a rollicking ride on the Hollywood rollercoaster and a heartfelt story about what it’s like for a young woman to love, and lose, in the land where dreams come true.
  • The Jennifer Weiner of "Good In Bed" and "In Her Shoes" is back, having gone through a writing phase that held little interest for me. Ruth Saunders and her grandmother, who had raised her since she was in an automobile accident that killed her parents, head for Hollywood in an attempt to fulfill Ruth's dream of becoming a screenwriter. As one of the lucky few, she got The Call, and in her naivete about Hollywood, assumed that "The Next Best Thing" would be cast with people who were like her grandmother and herself and that the screenplay would remain intact.

    She soon discovered that she was at the mercy of the network brass,and without power, watched her vision disintegrate into a show she barely recognized as her own. Her loving grandmother became a geriatric sex kitten; Ruth's character, an anorexic hottie. The show aired to Ruth's mixed feelings. Her dream of making it in Hollywood came true but at a price.

    Ms. Weiner told a story that is likely to resonate with those who create at the direction of others. Even computer programmers like me have undergone the tweaking stages. "Just a little change here, a tweak there - won't change a thing" as one's dream is tweaked into oblivion. Ruth was no longer proud of her work because it was her work in name only.

    Jennifer Weiner created great characters. I particularly liked Ruth's grandmother, who was no little blue-haired lady. She was funny and endearing, not to mention fearless. Within a few days of her arrival in Hollywood, she had a job as an extra, from which Ms. Weiner drew many humorous vignettes. Ruth was a likable, authentic young woman, who had suffered terrible injuries in the car accident and still had major scarring on one side of her face. And I cannot forget The Two Daves, well drawn ancillary characters.

    Best of all for me was Ms. Weiner's signature humor in the face of adversity. Even as the ship was sinking, she made me laugh. Her descriptions of actors she was forced to put on her show were priceless.

    This was not Jennifer Weiner's best book, but I enjoyed it immensely. I identified so much with Ruth, who tried to do the right thing but did not know how to play the game until it was almost too late.

  • The Next Best Thing has been on my to read list for a while. It's not a young adult novel, so I haven't had a chance to pick it up. It's been panned in reader reviews since then, and I decided on a rare whim not to listen to those reviews and see for myself.

    The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner is about Ruth, a young woman who has been disfigured in a terrible accident, and who has dreams to become a writer for a TV show. She has been orphaned by the accident, and lives with her colorful grandmother. The rest of the plot is wrapped around her body image difficulties, the craziness of trying to get a show to air (and not get cancelled), and the compromises one has to go through to get your story to be told.

    After I saw the low ratings of this book, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I don't know much about the behind the scenes of any show, and it was fascinating for me to learn about it. I learned later that some of this was autobiographical and that totally makes sense to me, because the authenticity of the book jumps from the pages. I also loved the characters-- particularly, her grandmother, the two Daves, who are her staunch mentors in this business, and some of the cast that she auditions. Weiner definitely has a way with words. The ending for me, was perfect-- I couldn't imagine it ending any other way.

    That said, in entirety, this isn't a perfect book. My biggest beef with the book is Ruth herself. She really skates on the edge of being annoying with saying how ugly she is and how no one is ever going to love her because of her disfigurement, etc. I feel like this could be scaled back a bit, because we already get that she has these insecurities. I also thought that some of the two dimensional characters could have been fleshed out more-- like the air headed star of the show, Cady. We never get to see a good side of her. It's fun to hate the pretty, but they aren't all awful. Because of this, the plot seemed heavy handed in places: pretty equals bad, and disfigured or ugly equals good, rather than one can still be happy, successful and lead a meaningful life even if their outsides are not the norm.

    That said, Weiner is a talented writer, and I'll definitely be picking up some of her other books.

  • Oh man, where to start!? Well let's out it this way - I downloaded The Next Best Thing yesterday afternoon, and I'm writing a review now. Why? Because I couldn't put it down. It has everything I love about Jennifer Weiner and is quite possibly my favorite of her books.

    The main character, Ruthie, whose life changed forever when she survived the car crash that killer her parents, but with very visible scars to remind her of it, got the next best thing to having her own parents raise her - an amazing grandmother. And when she decides that her English degree could best be put to use telling stories on TV, her grandmother comes along to LA. There, Ruthie finally learns - in the land where everyone is beautiful and perfect - that she is also worthy of love and success. I cried at the end - but they were happy tears, that this story exists.

    I can't recommend this book strongly enough to anyone who has ever felt out of place or just not good enough, anyone who has ever wondered what TV land is like, anyone who loves their grandma. In other words, everyone.

    To those who have this book a low rating - I don't get you. 1 star because there was a typo?? Who hurt you? What is wrong with you?? This book is amazing!!!