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Bad On Paper

Aug 17, 2022

We’re taking body diversity in books with Jennifer Weiner, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of nineteen books, including That Summer, Big Summer, Mrs. Everything, Good in Bed, and an essay collection, Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing


Jennifer talks about her journey to becoming a best-selling author, what motivated her to feature women with different body types in her books, and the process of getting a visibly plus-size woman on book covers. We also ask Jennifer about how she decides what to write about, her newest book The Summer Place, and writing a book set in the time of COVID.


Jennifer also shares her favorite Philly bookstores and her favorite recent reads. 


You can find Jennifer at @jenniferweinerwrites on Instagram, @jenweinerwrites on Tik Tok, Jennifer Weiner on Facebook,, and get a signed copy of her books at Head House Books in Philadelphia 


Books Jennifer loves right now:

When We Were Bright and Beautiful by Jillian Medoff

Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

You Made A Fool Of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi 

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld



Becca: Anthropologie bracelet stack: Colorful Chicklet Bracelet, Pearly Heart Bracelet, and Colorful Tennis Bracelet 

Olivia: The Ghost Ship That Didn’t Carry Us by Cheryl Strayed, Dear Sugar Column


Some bonus things we talked about this week include Olivia’s Mango Cucumber salad by What’s Gaby Cooking and a Smashed Pickle Salad recipe from NYT cooking we both want to make ASAP. 


What we read this week!

Becca: Killers of A Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn (out Sept 6!) The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner

Olivia: The Summer Place by Jennifer Weiner, The Measure by Nikki Erlick


This Month’s Book Club Pick: You Made A Fool Of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi 



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