Goodnight Nobody

Goodnight Nobody New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner s unforgettable story of adjusting to suburbia and all the surprises hidden behind its doors For Kate Klein a semi accidental mother of three suburb

New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner s unforgettable story of adjusting to suburbia and all the surprises hidden behind its doors.For 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 andNew York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner s unforgettable story of adjusting to suburbia and all the surprises hidden behind its doors.For 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 variety.When 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 8 45 to 11 30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, when her kids are in nursery school.As 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.

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  1. 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.

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  1. I liked Goodnight Nobody It s an easy, fun read Having said that, however, I am going to critique Jennifer Weiner s works in general I have read three of them Good in Bed, In Her Shoes and Goodnight Nobody There are similarities between the three of them that are starting to make Weiner s work seem formulaic.1 Each of the books features a protagonist who is very conscious of her own non stick figure body shapeB CannieIHS RoseGN Kate2 Each protagonist has a friend cohort who is the opposite of th [...]

  2. When I saw this in the bargain bin at Barnes Noble I thought I struck gold I had really likedGood in Bed andIn Her Shoes and was excited to pick up another book byJennifer 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 marri [...]

  3. 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 incorporate [...]

  4. 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 d [...]

  5. 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 go [...]

  6. 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 paced quickly and a little intriguing, the connec [...]

  7. 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 [...]

  8. 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 repo [...]

  9. 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 f [...]

  10. 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 withkes 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 parentse kind that TRULY TRULY enjoy being pa [...]

  11. I LOVE Jennifer Weiner s Good in Bed and enjoyed In Her Shoes and Little Earthquakes, but Goodnight Nobody just doesn t measure up Maybe it is just slow to start, but I kept trying and couldn t finish it In the other books, Weiner s characters aren t perfect and you love them that way, but the main character of GN is downright negative to the point of being extremely annoying If I met her at the park, I would not befriend her either If you have read the book, you know what I mean by this I guess [...]

  12. What can I say Jennifer Weiner is my hero She writes these delicious stories with the quirkiest and most loveable characters and they always happen to fall into my lap at just the right time Her stories and writing are always very similar, but different enough to make each read unique and fun And praise to her for adding a little mystery to her novels I thought she did a great job of it, despite everyone elses critiques That being said, if Kate Klein were a real person, we would be best friends. [...]

  13. i didn t have a book to take on the bus train for labor day weekenda co worker loaned me thisi was semi interested b c the author has another book i ve wanted to readyhow, _goodnight nobody_ is a bit hackneyed trite writing about the thin, beautiful, seemingly successful typesd i m afraid the author didn t make me very empathetic to the realistic narratore s supposed to be smart and not thinlooking for stimulation than she s getting from being a stay at home mom but yet she supposedly fiercely [...]

  14. I ve read other Jennifer Weiner books and really enjoyed them, but this was terrible I couldn t stand the protagonist she was an awkward, bumbling fool with a massive inferiority complex and judgment about everyone she met and barely knew She kept apologizing to her neglectful, borderline emotionally abusive husband, and we re supposed to hate Evan, her crush, because they drunkenly kissed and then he didn t break up with his fianc e Kate had childish expectations, which we re supposed to empath [...]

  15. Jennifer Weiner tries her hand at mystery in this book But she is skilled at writing her usual self deprecating comedies like Little Earthquakes, Good in Bed and In Her Shoes Like all her protagonists, Kate Klein is overweight and a writer She is stuck in suburbia and bored out of her mind Then a neighbor gets murdered and she takes it upon herself to investigate The book is well written, funny, and entertaining, but compared to her other books I am forced to give it a 3 There s just too much g [...]

  16. I really didn t like this book Kate was extremely unlikeable She bumbled through the whole mystery, making false accusations at every turn It s a wonder she didn t end up sued for slander She was also wishy washy about which man she wanted in her life But last I checked one of them was actually making an effort and is father to her three kids And let s talk about her kids Kate whined constantly about being such a busy mom of three but often than not she was dropping them off somewhere or leavin [...]

  17. If this were the first book I read by Weiner, I wouldn t read another I really don t have anything to say about this book at all It wasn t good It wasn t bad It was just a blah read.

  18. At first I found this book a little hard to relate to as I don t have kids but the I got into it, the I enjoyed reading it as I was able to relate the underlying theme to myself The main character has a great life in NYC, great friends, a promising job After getting her heart broken by someone who she was secretly in love with, she travels to Europe in hopes her mom would suddenly be there for her and help lick her wounds Instead, her mom spurns her like she always has On her trip back home, s [...]

  19. I picked this book up at my local library They were having a sale and I had read a few other of Ms Weiner s books so I figured why not I started reading it and couldn t put it down I connected with Kate and her feelings of not being enough while at the same time knowing I m doing just fine The book starts off with a murder and surprisingly you don t know who did it till the end There s a huge plot twist, I gasped out loud and woke up my husband The story keeps up a steady pace while giving you j [...]

  20. Kate Klein s life is not what she thought it would be Trapped in suburbia with three preschoolers, her days drone endlessly by in a never ending parade of carpools, play dates, snooty super moms, and household chores.Kitty Cavanaugh is the undisputed queen of the Upchurch mommies On the surface, she s the perfect mom with the perfect suburban life She s gorgeous, with not a single ounce of baby weight hanging around her tummy or hips Her twins are beautiful and well behaved Her home is lovely He [...]

  21. I don t like open ended narratives It s a shame, because this book had so much going for it I sympathized with the main character, I enjoyed the pacing and the characters, and I wanted to know where it was going Instead, I got a fizzled part 3, no resolution to the questions that kept me pulled along to the end, and a failed attempt at a pastiche to Kate Chopin s The Awakening An ending that tried to be highbrow and literary instead felt to me like a cop out, and I made a disgusted noise when I [...]

  22. Apparently all housewives in Connecticut are bored and I was NOT the only one.Jennifer Weiner s Goodnight Nobody is her latest novel and the author finds herself straying from her lighter romantic stories to one of mystery Kate Klein is the heroine, stuck in boring Connecticut, in kind of a Stepford Wives hell, a hell she feels in no way in which she belongs The mommies around her are perfect and she feels like she and her family don t fit in to the perfect little town When she discovers Kitty [...]

  23. Since I adore Jennifer Weiner s writing, I was very excited to read Goodnight Nobody Unfortunately, now I have read all of Weiner s novels, so now I m just waiting for her to write another Goodnight Nobody tells the story of Kate Klein, an unsatisfied suburban mom with three kids who misses life as a working woman in New York City Trying to fit in with the other mom s in the Connecticut town of Upchurch proves difficult for Kate, but just as she feels like she could make a connection with one of [...]

  24. All in all read the book It s a good one Honestly, read anything by Jennifer Weiner She is very talented, even if I don t always agree with her decisions.Surprisingly, I probably liked this book the best out of any of Jennifer Weiner s books I say surprisingly, because it is probably the most different It mixes mystery, suspense, and romance all in one, and does a very good job with all three I didn t see the ending of the mystery angle coming until Kate did, which I always think is good too oft [...]

  25. Un mari avocat, une jolie maison dans une petite ville select du Connecticut et trois charmants bambins A premi re vue, Kate Klein a tout d une femme combl e Mais en r alit , elle s ennuie ferme et ne se retrouve pas dans son quotidien de femme au foyer Lorsqu elle d couvre sa voisine un couteau plant e dans le dos, son esprit de journaliste d investigation refait surface Accompagn e de son amie de toujours, l excentrique et fringante Janie, elle d cide d lucider le myst re qui secoue la petite [...]

  26. The ending was really unsatisfying, though I am glad to say that the book didn t meet my predictions and Kate didn t leave her husband for Evan Though I might have been rooting for that Or not I m not sure now.The story starts out as pretty predictable chic lit Overweight, less than fabulous girl ends up with less than fabulous guy She has a fabulous friend and a fabulous guy who got away or who she wasn t good enough for In this case, less than fabulous girl has a famous mother, a house in the [...]

  27. Kate Klein is a displaced suburban mom of three who misses her former life in New York where she used her brain and didn t feel completely inadequate compared with the playground supermoms she associates with none of whom she d actually call a true friend When one of the ubermommies turns up dead, Kate can t resist the lure of trying to solve the crime, which causes her path to cross with a former boyfriend the one that got away.Part who done it, part a commentary on married life with children i [...]

  28. I just finished reading my very first Jennifer Weiner book and I absolutely loved it I am just sorry it took me forever to read one of her books Goodnight Nobody is about a New Yorker who moves to Conneticut after marrying a man from there She at first did not want to have kids and then found herself with one and then accidentally with twins Her life in Connecticut is nothing like her fast paced life New York City offered her and she feels very out of place She attempts to fit in with the other [...]

  29. Welcome to Upchurch Connecticut where the moms are snobs and your husband is barely there One day you receive a phone call from one of the other moms Kitty Cavanaugh What could she possibly want Synopsis Kate Klein is a young mother of three who brought her children to this lovely house and makes a discovery Kate does the responsible thing and let the police know, but she can t let it go of what she has discovered She starts to pursue leads as to who did it While her best friend Janie is game to [...]

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