Wednesday, May 01, 2013

THE NEXT BEST THING by Jen Weiner - AUTOGRAPHED for YOU!

Congrats to the winner of Jennifer Weiner's The Next Best Thing: THE GANG's MOMMA who has actually been away doing some very exciting things of her own! Congrats for many reasons! Please send me an email at stephanieelliot@gmail.com to get your autographed copy of Jen's book! YAY!







As promised, another great giveaway here on Booking with Manic! But first, did you win the books in the last huge giveaway? Some of you haven't contacted me yet. Check here to see if you've won.

I've been a fan of Jennifer Weiner since way before the term Chick Lit was born, when Good in Bed came out -- when I lived just about 30 minutes away from her near Philly! And here she now has 10 books out and a couple of e-shorts, and one of her books was made into a movie (In Her Shoes) and she even had a sitcom!

And today I'm excited to share with you that The Next Best Thing is out in paperback and you can win it here AUTOGRAPHED by Jen! 

Here is what the book is about, loosely based on some of her experiences in L.A… or is it? Maybe some of it's true, maybe some of it's not? Hmmm… you can decide when you read it for yourself!

Actors aren’t the only ones trying to make it in Hollywood.…At twenty-three, Ruth Saunders left her childhood home in Massachusetts and headed west with her seventy-year-old grandma in tow, hoping to make it as a screenwriter. Six years later, she hits the jackpot when she gets The Call: the sitcom she wrote, The Next Best Thing, has gotten the green light, and Ruthie’s going to be the showrunner. But her dreams of Hollywood happiness are threatened by demanding actors, number-crunching executives, an unrequited crush on her boss, and her grandmother’s impending nuptials. 

Set against the fascinating backdrop of Los Angeles show business culture, with an insider’s ear for writer’s room showdowns and an eye for bad backstage behavior and set politics, Jennifer Weiner’s new novel is a rollicking ride on the Hollywood roller coaster, a heartfelt story about what it’s like for a young woman to love, and lose, in the land where dreams come true.




Check to see if Jen will be touring in your area!



To enter to win the signed copy of The Next Best Thing, tell me what the Next Best Thing is that you have planned in your life? My next best thing is that I'm celebrating my daughter's 14th birthday!

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44 comments:

TaraUB said...

We're finally going on vacation in June. It was supposed to happen in February and didn't. Flights are booked so I'm going no matter what.

Wendy Hillman said...

My Next Best Thing is turning 44 in 31 more days! :-) Wendy Hillman, fromonedivatoanother@gmail.com

jdstec said...

Going to see my son and his family in Va. tomorrow. Haven't seen them in 8 months.

slm8803 said...

My husband is hoping to get promoted soon which means we'll have to move out of IL and go somewhere unknown. That is the next best thing in my life (hopefully)!!!

Anonymous said...

The next best thing is that my husband and I are going to Vegas without our kids. I am so looking forward to it!

-Donna W.

Ally said...

We are expecting baby #4 this fall!

KT said...

Next Best Thing is our 10th anniversary...who would have thunk it!?

Want to come to the coast for the celebration?

Mary Jo Burke said...

My daughter's high school graduation

Anonymous said...

Finishing this semester of school!
cat123hen(at)aol(dot)com

Emma S. said...

My next best thing planned in my life is seeing the talk "Good vs. Evil" featuring Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert next Monday! I am obsessed with food shows and all things food related! I can't wait!

Nanette said...

We are going to Hawaii for two weeks! We leave June 29th. Can't wait!

Nan

Bridget T. said...

Next best thing is birth of second grandson in August! Can't wait!

iambtinrb

Juliet Farmer said...

a Kentucky derby party this weekend!

Lizett Torres said...

The next best thing that is happening in my life is I will be going on vacation to Mexico for 10 days at the end of the month! YAY!!!! I can't wait =)

Lisamarie said...

My Next Best thing is celebrating my daughters 21st Birthday!

Kimberly Pearlman said...

My next best thing is in July...my birthday & a WHOLE WEEK off from work! :) Can't wait!

Chrissy TheEveryFreeChanceReader said...

My next best thing....vacation in June which hopefully my husband won't have to work during!

absolutahnie said...

a long anticipated vacation to anguilla. or maybe this weekend's charity gala that i'm invited to - a viennese masquerade ball!

DD said...

The next best thing for me is my daughter's FIRST softball game this weekend. We've been waiting forever for her to be old enough and ready. Go Yellow Angry Birds!!!

dawndennis66611 at yahoo dot com

your invisible pixie said...

my next best thing is my brother coming home in time for mother's day!

Melissa said...

My next best thing is my daughter receiving her 1st communion this Saturday, she's so excited!!

-tmd636

Marlene Engel said...

My next best thing is taking my daughter to the circus this weekend to celebrate her 3rd birthday.

mengel2@nycap.rr.com

Miss Riki said...

My Next Big Thing is graduating from college this December. It's a big ole world out there and I'm ready to conquer it! -Riki
missriki7@gmail.com

Bev V said...

Next best thing? Celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary with a cruise to Alaska at the end of this month!!

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

My Next Best Thing is a roadtrip to ABQ, NM in June with 3 of my dear friends. In an RV. For 6 days! It will be a fun, laughable time!

Caroline N. said...

Next Best Thing will have to be welcoming home my new adopted cat by the end of the summer.

equinn726 said...

The next best thing we'll be celebrating this summer is 10 years together and 5 years married. Not sure yet what we're going to do, but, big or small, I'm looking forward to however we decide to celebrate the occasion.

Anonymous said...

Jen Lancaster is coming to raleigh!!! Ncsuloges@yahoo.com

Nearl80 said...

My next best thing is getting a cat.

Carly said...

Going to Vegas in three weeks to see Fleetwood Mac. Woo Hoo!

Carly H

Corgi Lover said...

We are taking a vacation to New York City to see our beloved Yankees!!! Can't wait!!

CAnative said...

I actually have 2 next best things to celelbrate. My daughter gradutaing college and a couple days later my son going off to bootcamp. So incredibly proud of both of them!

Nicole

Krystal said...

We're taking our babies (4 & 1.5) to the beach for vacation in July! This will be their first time at the ocean!

kndyer

Jencey Gortney said...

I am leaving tomorrow to go see Elin Hilderbrand in Charleston and thinking about grad school.

EKB said...

My dad's 70th bday on Thursday! Going to celebrate with family and good friends - he is such an amazing man I am excited to have this dinner party to honor him!!

karenk said...

Going Shopping tomorrow w/ a good friend...lunch, too :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

My next best thing is in two weeks when I get my master's degree!

missamberljohnson at gmail dot com

Rhonda said...

My next best thing santa Barbra family vacation

Rhonda said...

My email lomazowr@gmail.con

Hailey Fish said...

My next best thing is finding out if I'm going to be starting a new career path.

fishiegirl22@yahoo.com

Val Pearson said...

My Best Thing this year will be marrying my fiance. So excited!

Val Pearson
lastnerve2000 at gmail dot come

A.C. said...

The next best thing for us is finally moving back to the US this summer!! Woohoo!!

The Gang's Momma! said...

Hi Manic Mommy! It's The Gang's Momma - long time no chat :) Kinda lost track of your blog for a while there.

The Next Big Thing for this momma is finding our new normal - we've been home just shy of three weeks with our new little baby girl from China. She's a DOLL - come by the blog, peek in at her cuteness and say hi.

The other Next Big Thing is finally turning some attention to some fun home projects we've been pushing off while saving for the adoption. Garden re-vamps, closet re-organizing, porch building. Sounds boring, but it's the kind of suburban adventure I thrive on :) :)

Reese78 said...

Finishing up my last ever summer classes. Next summer I should be free and happy! :)