I can say without a doubt that Mrs. Everything is Jennifer Weiner’s most powerful, emotionally resonant, and timely work to date. I’ve formed a theory: the novels that really strike a chord are those in which readers see their own lives reflected and validated—some form of a story about people who feel like them, look like them, or have faced similar hurdles, experiences, and triumphs. Mrs. Everything is all that and more. It’s an exploration of women’s rights, sexual freedom, and the changing landscape of American politics. It’s the perfect mix of poignancy and levity—what you’d expect from a Jennifer Weiner novel, but on emotional and socio-political steroids. This is a big, juicy page-turner, infused with characters who will engage you and social issues that will illuminate the world into which it’s being published.
In this video, the author Jennifer Weiner shares her inspiration for this sweeping novel.
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