The Next Best Thing Paperback – Import, 26 September 2013
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- Publisher : Simon & Schuster Ltd; UK ed. edition (26 September 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0857208179
- ISBN-13 : 978-0857208170
- Item Weight : 280 g
- Dimensions : 13.11 x 2.59 x 19.61 cm
- Country of Origin : India
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From the beginning, her sitcom The Next Best Thing is shaped into something completely different to what Ruth imagined. A Jewish heroine who’s not a stick figure becomes . . . a skinny blonde. The nuanced portrayal of an older woman in the form of the grandmother – based on Ruth’s own – becomes a joke. And throughout, the sexism of TV-making is noted, as Ruth struggles to reconcile her dream-come-true with her artistic integrity. (Though at no point does she use the words ‘artistic integrity’, worry not.)
Jennifer Weiner was the creator of a short-lived TV series of her own, lending this novel an appealing authenticity and behind-the-scenes-gossip feel. Readable, smart and fun – this is one of her best.