Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Next Best Thing: A Novel

byJennifer Weiner (Goodreads Author)


Overview from Goodreads
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 Best 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.

My Thoughts
The book was HUGELY entertaining. It has such a nice mix of Ruth’s contemplative thoughts, day - to - day activities and laugh out loud comments. The story flowed nicely and I enjoyed all of the characters, especially the two Daves (you’ll have to read the book to see what I’m talking about). When I finished the last page and closed the book, I thought - Yippee, add another name to my list of author’s I want to read more.

Don’t ask me why it has taken me this long to read a Jennifer Weiner book, but as they say - better late than never!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Simon & Schuster for allowing me to read this ARC for an unbiased review.

Publish date: July 10, 2012.

My Rating: 5 of 5


  1. This sounds like such a fun read! Great review cupcake!

  2. TOOOOOOOOOOO many books! Why did you have to make this review sounds so good? When will I ever get to all the books that I want to read? Love reading your reviews, by the way.