Nominated for the 2017 pen literary award
one of the new york post's best books of 2016

"Weiner has hit it out of the park with this moving collection... I laughed, I cried, and when I finished I flipped back to my favorite parts."
— Susannah Cahalan, New York Post

"She is a writer who speaks to women's lives, insisting—and proving— that women's stories matter."  
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Fiercely funny, powerfully smart, and remarkably brave." 
— Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild

“Insightful and affecting and affirms exactly why Weiner is so popular—she is gifted in the ability to write honestly.”
— Booklist

“You will love this book ."
— Mindy Kaling, author of Why Not Me?

"You'll laugh, you'll cry—and in true Jen style, there's a happy ending." 
Good Housekeeping

 

"While readers will root for Millie to fulfill her singing ambitions and escape her well-meaning helicopter parents, it is quietly angry Alice and her love/hate relationship with her body that give Weiner’s familiar themes of self-love and respect an astute middle-school voice. Young readers who have ever felt too big or been made to feel small will feel just right in the cheerful glow of Weiner’s contemporary fairy tale."
New York Times Book Review

"A heartwarming tale about friendship and belonging that will resonate with those young readers who have ever struggled to fit in or find their place in the world."
School Library Journal

"try a new year's revolution"
the new york times

Diets can monopolize your energy, take up your time and do a number on your self-esteem. They turn your attention inward, on changing your body, not the world. And they have a well-documented propensity to fail, no matter the level of dedication or resolve of the dieter.

But here we are, once again, in the month of New Year’s resolutions; the month where even the staunchest believer in self-acceptance can find herself falling for the pitchmen and the first-month-free come-ons.

This year, the notion of self-improvement feels especially seductive...

 
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