[Read] ➲ Goodnight Nobody ➮ Jennifer Weiner – 1sm.info

Goodnight Nobody I am starting to see a theme in Jennifer Weiner s booksheart broken girls that immediately meet a guy that they dont really like but dont find completely repulsive that can financially support them and they end up marrying the guy, not being extremely happy, regretting not being with the guy they were passionate withmakes me wonder about Jennifer Weiner s husband Also I feel like there are two types of parentswell that s debatable but two types of GOOD parentsthe kind that TRULY TRU I am starting to see a theme in Jennifer Weiner s booksheart broken girls that immediately meet a guy that they dont really like but dont find completely repulsive that can financially support them and they end up marrying the guy, not being extremely happy, regretting not being with the guy they were passionate withmakes me wonder about Jennifer Weiner s husband Also I feel like there are two types of parentswell that s debatable but two types of GOOD parentsthe kind that TRULY TRULY enjoy being parents and the kind that love their children but struggle with adjusting to the lifestyle parenting demandsevery main character in Jennifer Weiner s book seems to be the later Oh and now i am COMPLETELY freaked out if Mike and I ever do have kids..Jennifer Weiner frequently states that the husbands in the book lost the desire for their wife by witnessing childbirthI think my new position on it is that I will bear the kids alone and let Mike know when its over But what I do love about Jennifer Weiner s book is that her characters are not perfect but feel like they have to appear perfectthat is often how i feel.This book started out cheesey The end of the mystery was also cheesey Okthe investigation of the murder s were cheeseybut I still could not put this book down I started it out still in my list pre 30 s crisis where I felt very lonely.I actually felt jealous that Kate had a best friendlike the one I had in high schoolthat does crazy things without questionthat is always game for whateverbut then..about halfway through the book I got over iti realized that in the last two books by Jennifer Weiner, the main characters had best friendsbut they didnt have good marriagesThis book got me over my crisisbecause I can talk to my husband aboutmost thingsand he is ALWAYS game for whateverI know without a doubt he would have investigated with me the way Janie investigated with Kate This story is about a desperate housewife who doesn t seem to fit in After a surprise invite to the meanest of the in mom s home, Kate arrives to find her hostess dead on the floor with a knife poking out of her back It s time to run, methinks.She instead decides to spice up her boring life by investigating the murder It reads to me like a very dull episode of Desperate Housewives with some flashbacks to the past thrown in for added tedium I don t know if I ll finish this because, as the b This story is about a desperate housewife who doesn t seem to fit in After a surprise invite to the meanest of the in mom s home, Kate arrives to find her hostess dead on the floor with a knife poking out of her back It s time to run, methinks.She instead decides to spice up her boring life by investigating the murder It reads to me like a very dull episode of Desperate Housewives with some flashbacks to the past thrown in for added tedium I don t know if I ll finish this because, as the book goes on and on, I m finding myself liking Kate less and less Her longing for a past almost lover because her current life is so boring isn t exactly sympathy inducing stuff Poor, poor Kate She s married to a guy who works so hard to pay for their mini mansion while Kate stays home with the kiddies that he falls asleep before satisfying her The nerve of the rotten guy Another thing bugging me are the constant jabs at healthy eating and the people who promote it, like it s a snobbish thing to eat veggies, fruit and nuts Note to author it s actually cheaper to eat the good healthy stuff in the long run and the short run if you know how to shop and can be bothered to learn how to cook All of that packaged junk is overpriced The author thinks it funny to stuff her fictional kids with Cheetos and sugared crap while making fun of the organic crowd Really, how hard is it to do 20 seconds of planning and stick some fruit or carrots in your bag before going to the park so your kids won t annoy you with whines of I m hungry driving you to raid the nearest convenience store because you can t stand the whining one freaking minuteThis just makes the heroine appear like a thoughtless, disorganized person As someone with a very busy life and a job and with a child allergic to most of that processed crapola and as someone who finds the childhood obesity epidemic quite sad, I find these jabs offensive and ignorant It looks like I just talked myself out of finishing this one I have to admit I was disappointed by this book I felt the heroine, whose name I have already forgotten, was not, in fact, someone I would want championing for me if I was murdered Why does this woman have to be such a bumbling doofus Just because she is a stay at home mom The scene at the memorial service was just one example of her embarassment She s telling everyone she is going to speak at the service, and then she is surprised when she is pushed to speak I do like how the author inc I have to admit I was disappointed by this book I felt the heroine, whose name I have already forgotten, was not, in fact, someone I would want championing for me if I was murdered Why does this woman have to be such a bumbling doofus Just because she is a stay at home mom The scene at the memorial service was just one example of her embarassment She s telling everyone she is going to speak at the service, and then she is surprised when she is pushed to speak I do like how the author incorporated having to work with dealing with small children while she is trying to do her investigating Also, I just about LOL when she told her husband she is good at this investigating thing First of all, she was only doing it because she was bored and lonely Secondly, how many people did she accuse of killing Kitty And I m talking about directly, to their face And, in the end, she truly had no clue until the very end Every theory she had turned out to be nothing at all As a matter of fact, because she decided to dig into the situation and did it with so little ability, her children could have ended up hurt, or worse.By the way, why was her fabulous friend from the City excuse me, but I ve forgotten her name as well her best friend Their initial meeting was rather ridiculous I mean, I believe the friend did what she did, but not our heroine And then what, neither of them had friends before each other, or did they just drop them all in favor of each other I don t know, I don t really question that they were friends, I felt that could have been set up differently.I did like a couple of points in the book The super moms and feeling left out because she was not one I have never been a super mom and have never tried to be it s just not me I would have been completely intimidated by them as well and probably wouldn t have been included by them either Those super moms seemed to treat their children as a kind of career, as if they were being reviewed and up forbenefits the better they were as moms I also like how she handled Evan Nice guy, but an idiot Really Or, maybe not an idiot, but bad news If he truly had feelings for our heroine, why didn t he ever try to get her back, at least once he and the super model broke up It s not like he had any trouble finding her once all hell broke loose with Kitty I agree with the Friend, Evan is all about the chase Our heroine should not leave her husband for this dude, as much as she may want to I honestly think if she had just gotten the chance to sleep with him when she was single, she could have gotten him out of her system a little easier.As for the husband, should she stay with him That is a very tough question and I don t believe either answer is competely right Either way, there is going to be unhappiness for her and for others I think that is why the author ended the book without an answer to that question Whichever road she chose, it would not be a satisfying end to the book Maybe she has a sequel in mind I don t think I ll read it, though I have to say that I pretty much hated this book I only gave it that extra star because the actual writing is pretty good She spins a good tale, and pretty much the only person you like in the book is Janie, her best friend Kate, the main character, is pretty much one of the most selfish people I have ever read as a main character You just feel sorry for her husband, whom she doesn t really love, but thought was suitable to marry because he was nice , and you really feel sorry for her kids I have to say that I pretty much hated this book I only gave it that extra star because the actual writing is pretty good She spins a good tale, and pretty much the only person you like in the book is Janie, her best friend Kate, the main character, is pretty much one of the most selfish people I have ever read as a main character You just feel sorry for her husband, whom she doesn t really love, but thought was suitable to marry because he was nice , and you really feel sorry for her kids She does love them, but she tends to drop them off at day care and other people s houses for playdates a lot never actually hosting one herself She complains constantly about not having time to take care of herself I m not saying she needs to be impeccably groomed like the other Moms at the playground but at least clean clothes would be a step in the right direction She also compares constantly that everyone else is wearing or using muchexpensive clothing than her and her children have but it s from choice, really The author states how much money her husband makes, and with the neighborhood they chose to live in, if she wanted to care enough to dressnicely, or have her kids in better clothes, or even have them eat better food, she could She complains about not having time to do any of those things, yet she makes time to do all this investigating It just shows that while she is resentful of the other moms because they take time to make snacks for their kids instead of feeding them processed food, and because they dress better and look better she has no desire to apply any change like that into her own life She has the money, the means, and apparently the time that she thinks she doesn t have until she makes time to do investigative work, that is She just likes to complain and feel sorry for herselfAnd that bugs the crap out of me On a personal level, she made it sound like the moms who tried to do alternative or green parenting were robots or aliens at best That normal people just couldn t or wouldn t want to try to make their kids eat healthily or at the very least, not prepared, processed, or frozen food all the time I mean, her kids all got the stomach flu, and the first thing she gives them when they re better is freaking Rice Krispie Treats And then she feels a mixture of guilt, but also defiance that she is not like those other moms Excuse me, I work up to 4 jobs at a time, and don t make a lot of money We live very simply, and I take care of my appearance, as well as my daughter s even if she is in second hand clothes, at least they re clean most of the time and we cloth diapered and she eats mostly a diet of organic food It s not rocket science It s a desire to keep your kids healthy, and to take care of yourself Not that hard to do SPOILER ALERT So, why did I read this book when I hated the main character so much Well, like I said, that extra star up there is for plot development You may not like the characters, but the plot does keep it moving You want to find out who did it, and why You also want to find out what happens with her relationships Is she doing to leave her nice husband and go back to her old flame, the only man she ever really loved Even though it was unrequited until she became unavailable which seems to be his thing Only wants what he can t have And for her It was frustrating because the story kept jumping back and forth between the past and present, and you re wondering how she loved this other man so intensely and ended up where she is now About halfway through the book, you finally find out what caused the big rift and falling out between her and Evan, the man she really loved And it was lame He got drunk, they made out, he felt guilty because he had a fiance, and did she stay and fight for him Bare her soul Tell him how she felt Other than a whisper of love when he was passed out NO She didn t She ran away Then she met her husband, decided he was nice and suitable, and married him Even did nothing really to deserve her mirth He acted with honor by NOT cheating on his cheating fiance You think for a while that Kate is going to go ahead and cheat on her husband with Evan, and other than a couple of kisses and heavy groping, she doesn t Because that would have been the last straw in trying to find anything likable about her character But she constantly lies to her husband, and goes behind his back, even to a point of almost getting him fired He puts up with her, genuinely loves her, and really makes an effort to salvage their relationship So, you re wondering, how is this going to end What will become of this intense desire within her to investigate Will she open her own PI Business Become a cop doubtful What is going to happen with her and her husband With Evan Will she finally run away from her life and take off with Evan, leaving 3 kids and a devastated husband behind I wouldn t put it past her She s utterly selfish But, you don t even get the satisfaction of finding out She does solve the mystery of who murdered Kitty, that is not who fathered Kitty, which is what it wasabout it seemed she almost gets her kids killed in the process, even But then what does she do Runs away Again Leaves her husband, moves her kids and mother into a house in Cape Cod, and ignores the rest of the world Her husband sells their old house and rents a condo nearby, coming out every weekend to play with the kids and try to save their marriage After he did nothing wrong in the first place Even still calls her, trying to get her to run away with him She lies in the ocean and ignores everyone The End How unsatisfying is THAT If Kate Klein, the protagonist of GOODNIGHT NOBODY, were real, we d be best friends Kate struggles with her life as a stay at home mom in suburbia When she finds her neighbor stabbed to death in her kitchen, Kate launches her own investigation to find the killer The investigation gives her life purpose again Author Jennifer Weiner is right on with the desperation stay at home moms feel, as we put our skills aside and our lives on hold to change diapers and clean up spilled Kool Aid Kate Kle If Kate Klein, the protagonist of GOODNIGHT NOBODY, were real, we d be best friends Kate struggles with her life as a stay at home mom in suburbia When she finds her neighbor stabbed to death in her kitchen, Kate launches her own investigation to find the killer The investigation gives her life purpose again Author Jennifer Weiner is right on with the desperation stay at home moms feel, as we put our skills aside and our lives on hold to change diapers and clean up spilled Kool Aid Kate Klein is a voice for women everywhere Weiner s style is another strength Parts of this book are laugh out loud funny In one part, Kate Klein says son of a bitch in front of her kids She feels guilty because one of the other suburban mommy s husband backed over her foot with a car and all she said was, Fudge Love it Love it Love it It took me 3 months to finish this book I liked the first third of the book The second third lost me I did like the fish out of water angle, but the contrast was too extreme She was portrayed a a bumbling idiot When she kept using the Hello Kitty notebook throughout her entire investigation I wanted to scream and ended up feeling very disconnected from her There were so many interviews and suspects I got lost While the last third of the book was pacedquickly and a little intriguin It took me 3 months to finish this book I liked the first third of the book The second third lost me I did like the fish out of water angle, but the contrast was too extreme She was portrayed a a bumbling idiot When she kept using the Hello Kitty notebook throughout her entire investigation I wanted to scream and ended up feeling very disconnected from her There were so many interviews and suspects I got lost While the last third of the book was pacedquickly and a little intriguing, the connections to her ultimate revelation were confusing The ending the last 12 pages was unbelievable Her mother was suddenly devoted and caring after 30 years of neglect She ended up alone at a beach house apparently happily caring for her children appropriately, a thing that could have been accomplished at her Connecticut home Overall I was disappointed This book does not measure up to her previous novels I say, Don t waste your time This is not the type of book I normally read It s not the right genre, style or character So I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed it.Kate Klein is an accidental mother of three She fell in like with her husband after a bad rebound, married him because it was sensible to do so, accidently fell pregnant and had a baby girl, then accidently fell pregnant with twin boys some two months later Suddenly, she s gone from being a free spirited if slightly self conscious fashion and tabl This is not the type of book I normally read It s not the right genre, style or character So I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed it.Kate Klein is an accidental mother of three She fell in like with her husband after a bad rebound, married him because it was sensible to do so, accidently fell pregnant and had a baby girl, then accidently fell pregnant with twin boys some two months later Suddenly, she s gone from being a free spirited if slightly self conscious fashion and tabloid reporter in NYC, to a stay at home Mom of three preschool children in a ritzy estate She spends her days being patronised by the Perfect Mommy Brigade, playing Candyland, and wishing that once, just once, her husband would help her with the children instead of leaving early for work and coming home late from work for the good of the family.Basically, her life kinda sucks And, as a stay at home Mum who was once a succesful career woman, I found her life very easy to relate to.But all of this is just the backdrop for a murder When one of the Perfect Mommies is murdered, Kate finds herself investigating not because she has any real skills She s just bored And nosy And then she discovers that her ex boyfriend, the bad rebound who is indirectly responsible for the direction her life has taken, is somehow involved This book mixes crime, romance, chick lit, and the feeling of despair and fulfilment that comes with giving up your entire world and identity and replacing it with the unconditional love of children.All in all, a very enjoyable read I am a little confused as to why Weiner, one of the hottest writers today, felt it necessary to try her hand at a mystery After the raucous success of In Her Shoes, Good In Bed, and Little Earthquakes, I expected her to keep moving on the same vein and I was excited about it But this book doesn t make the grade set by her previous three best sellers The mystery is clunky, the characters annoying, and the plot disjointed This was a strange attempt at a new genre Let s hope Weiner re I am a little confused as to why Weiner, one of the hottest writers today, felt it necessary to try her hand at a mystery After the raucous success of In Her Shoes, Good In Bed, and Little Earthquakes, I expected her to keep moving on the same vein and I was excited about it But this book doesn t make the grade set by her previous three best sellers The mystery is clunky, the characters annoying, and the plot disjointed This was a strange attempt at a new genre Let s hope Weiner returns to her familiar and lush territory and leaves the mystery writing to others When I saw this in the bargain bin at Barnes Noble I thought I struck gold I had really liked Good in Bed and In Her Shoes and was excited to pick up another book by Jennifer Weiner Unfortunately, this fell flat It was stale and I wasn t involved with the characters at all Her protagonist was annoying i.e mother dealing with a crush she had years ago and now is hemming and hawing about the what could have been all the while her husband makes attempts small though they may be When I saw this in the bargain bin at Barnes Noble I thought I struck gold I had really liked Good in Bed and In Her Shoes and was excited to pick up another book by Jennifer Weiner Unfortunately, this fell flat It was stale and I wasn t involved with the characters at all Her protagonist was annoying i.e mother dealing with a crush she had years ago and now is hemming and hawing about the what could have been all the while her husband makes attempts small though they may be to rekindle their marriage The ending left me wanting and I felt as though there were still unresolved issues New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer Weiner S Unforgettable Story Of Adjusting To Suburbia And All The Surprises Hidden Behind Its DoorsFor Kate Klein, A Semi Accidental Mother Of Three, Suburbia Has Been Full Of Unpleasant Surprises Her Once Loving Husband Is Hardly Ever Home The Supermommies On The Playground Routinely Snub Her Her Days Are Spent Carpooling And Enduring Endless Games Of Candy Land, And At Night, Most Of Her Orgasms Are Of The Do It Yourself VarietyWhen A Fellow Mother Is Murdered, Kate Finds That The Unsolved Mystery Is The Most Exciting Thing To Happen In Upchurch, Connecticut, Since Her Neighbors Broke Ground For A Guesthouse And Cracked Their Septic Tank Even Though The Local Police Chief Warns Her That Crime Fighting S A Job Best Left To The Professionals, Kate Launches An Unofficial Investigation From To On Mondays, Wednesdays, And Fridays, When Her Kids Are In Nursery SchoolAs Kate Is Drawn Deeper Into The Murdered Woman S Past, She Begins To Uncover The Secrets And Lies Behind Upchurch S Picket Fence Facade And Considers The Choices And Compromises All Modern Women Make As They Navigate Between Marriage And Independence, Small Towns And Big Cities, Being A Mother And Having A Life Of One S Own


About the Author: Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner is the 1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen books, including Good in Bed, The Littlest Bigfoot, 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, she lives with her family in Philadelphia Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.


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