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Good in Bed


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What was the inspiration for Cannie Shapiro? 1:44

What are the challenges of blending humor and drama? 1:38

What are the issues Cannie faces that are explored in Good in Bed? 3:21

Was part of the reason you wrote Good in Bed to fill the void of larger women in fiction? 3:20

Is Cannie a feminist heroine? Is Good in Bed a message book? 2:03

What reactions have you gotten from men who read Good in Bed? 2:40

Are the characters in Good in Bed based on any real-life people? 4:06

How did you first begin writing? 1:54

How did your role as a journalist feed you as a novelist? 1:08

Who would make the perfect Cannie Shapiro in a movie adaptation? 1:46

Describe your ideal reader. 2:47

Will there be a sequel to Good in Bed? 2:18




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In Her Shoes

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Why did you decide to write In Her Shoes from different points of view?

Do you have a favorite character? 2:50

How did your sister respond to In Her Shoes? 1:34

Can you tell us about the film adaptation? 2:17

How involved were you in the process of making the film? 1:18

How did your experience in the film industry compare with your experience in publishing? 1:09

Do you or any members of your family appear in the film? 4:14




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Little Earthquakes

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Why did you think this Little Earthquakes needed to be written? 2:45

What books did you read that gave you inspiration for Little Earthquakes? 1:27

How did your experience with motherhood come into Little Earthquakes? 1:23

Which character do you most relate to? What did you learn while writing Little Earthquakes? 1:22

What part of being a new mother did you find more difficult than you thought it would be? Easier? 3:12

How did you write the character of Lia, who lost her baby? 1:59

What are you working on now? 1:12


 


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Goodnight Nobody

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The Guy Not Taken

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