In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes

Read by: Karen Ziemba
JENNIFER WEINER'S HILARIOUS NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER IS HEADED FOR THE BIG SCREEN. READ IT NOW -- THEN LOOK FOR THE FILM FROM TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX AND THE DIRECTOR OF WONDER BOYS AND L.A. CONFIDENTIAL!
Starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, and Shirley MacLaine
Rose is a thirty-year-old attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She's going to start exercising next week, and she dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses and tell her she's beautiful. Maggie is twenty-eight and drop-dead gorgeous. Although her stardom hasn't progressed past her hip's appearance in a music video, she dreams of fame and fortune. These two sisters claim to have nothing in common but DNA, a childhood tragedy, and a shoe size, but when they're forced into cohabitation, they may just learn that they're more alike than they thought.
  • Simon & Schuster Audio | 
  • ISBN 9780743567473 | 
  • September 2002
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Reading Group Guide
In Her Shoes
Jennifer Weiner
Questions and Topics for Discussion
  1. Through the eyes of these two young women, we get a pretty modern view of the world. What then, do you make of the rather traditional ending: the fairy-tale marriage that seems to embody all the hopes of the future? Do you think the author is playing with this concept, or using it to offset her rather un-traditional story line?

  2. The author utilizes a rather unusual technique when she tells the story through shifting points of view. How did this affect your reading of the story? Why might the author have chosen to do this? Do you think there are insights that could only have come out through multiple perspectives, or do you think the author wanted the ambiguity and clashing perspective that shifting points of view can elicit in a reader?

  3. In many ways, this is really a story about growth, change, and transformation. Discuss the ways that virtually all of the characters alter their old, comfortable ways of being, acting, and thinking (or lack of thinking, in Maggie's case) throughout the course of this story. How easy does it seem for the characters to change? Would you consider intense pain or disillusionment (with a person or a job) to be the main catalyst for much of this change, or do you think something else sparks it?

  4. Body image, for both sisters, obviously affects how they view the worl
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About the Author

Jennifer Weiner
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Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twelve books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, which was made into a major motion picture, and All Fall Down. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.

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