Jennifer Weiner

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Your Weekly St. Louis Bestseller List

    Here's your weekly St. Louis bestseller list for the week ending July 15, as compiled by the St. Louis Independent Booksellers Alliance and based on sales at Left Bank Books, Main Street Books, Pudd'nhead Books and Subterranean Books. Could it be that St. Louisans' Hunger Games lust has been sated? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Jonathan Franzen Deserves the Freedom Hype

    Every writer hates a winner. And so with Jonathan Franzen's new novel earning raves from just about everybody who matters in American letters, we've been subjected to the predictable envious backlash about how Franzen is overrated (and annoying), how middle-aged white guys get preferential treatment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Forget Freedom (For Now): Other Books Are Just As Worthy

    image via​Someday I'll read Freedom. I'm currently 113th on the waiting list at University City Library. Maybe Sarah will lend me her copy in an attempt to convert me to Freedom-dom. I suppose I could go out and buy a copy. But $28 is a pretty steep price to pay for a hardcover, especially for on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Daily RFT Aids in Emperor Franzen's Quest For World Domination

    image via​Last week, Daily RFT reported on literary feud in which the authors Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner joined forces to fight the white male literary Establishment, impersonated by Jonathan Franzen whose new book Freedom, in a single week, received not one, but two rave reviews from the Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Once Again, Franzen Offends Powerful Literary Women

    Jonathan Franzen's new book, Freedom, isn't out until Tuesday, but he's already pissed off some pretty prominent women in literary circles. This time, however, it's not Oprah. And he hasn't really done much besides exist and be the recipient of a rave review in the New York Times from another powerf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Pudd'nhead Books is Gett'n Some Love

    Pudd'nhead Books​For years, Left Bank Books and Subterranean Books have duked it out for St. Louis' independent book-selling supremacy. But last fall, a third rival entered the mix, Webster Groves' Pudd'nhead Books.Last Friday, the online booksellers' newsletter Shelf Awareness ran a nice profile ... More >>

  • Film

    October 5, 2005

    Goy Gevalt

    In Her Shoes is pretty but useless, a Prada with a broken heel