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Jennifer Weiner Talks Zahav, Marijuana, and Madonna’s New Face

Nearly 20 years after her bestselling novel In Her Shoes became a big box office success, Queen Village author Jennifer Weiner is back with a […]

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COVID Stole So Much, But It Couldn’t Take Away Music

When I was a kid growing up in the suburbs in the 1970s, my first encounters with a piano were fairly typical. Starting when I […]

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Novelist Jennifer Weiner on Mask Shaming, Virtual Book Tours, and the Toxic Side of Social Media

Philadelphians first saw Jennifer Weiner’s name when she was a young Inquirer staffer in the 1990s. More than two decades later, the Philly-based writer is […]

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Here’s How Philly’s Rich and Famous Are Spending Their Political Dollars

We combed through campaign finance records published by the Federal Election Commission to find out which presidential candidates, PACs and Super PACs have been getting […]

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Jennifer Weiner: The Literary Lioness

This is what the world knows about Jennifer Weiner: She writes funny and emotionally gripping novels about plucky plus-size heroines. She writes insightful and pithy […]

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21 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 Jennifer Weiner @ Free Library of Philadelphia New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner, who’s from Philly, will be at the Parkway […]

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Jennifer Weiner Smashes Your Swimsuit Fears With Awesome Facebook Post

Like most of us, Philly author Jennifer Weiner is headed to the beach this weekend. And, like most of us, she’s had struggles with her […]

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Weiner: Let Pennsylvania Vote First for President

Philadelphia novelist Jennifer Weiner says Pennsylvania should move ahead of the New Hampshire primaries to cast the first votes in the presidential nominating contests every […]

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ThinkFest Recap: Abbi Jacobson on Comedy and Female “Knuckleheads”

ThinkFest is streaming live all day. Watch ThinkFest here. ThinkFest got off to a laugh-filled start Friday morning with an appearance by Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson, […]

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ThinkFest Preview: Abbi Jacobson Discusses Her Journey From Broad Street to Broad City

Philly-born comedian Abbi Jacobson will sit down with local author/producer Jennifer Weiner during ThinkFest to chat about her journey from Philadelphia to becoming one of the most […]

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Jennifer Weiner’s Hard-Knock Life

“Guys! There is a giant thing about me in the New Yorker!” Philly author Jennifer Weiner crowed on Twitter on Monday. And so there is: 6,800 […]


There’s A “Giant Honking” Jennifer Weiner Profile In the New Yorker

“There is a GIANT HONKING PROFILE of me in The New Yorker!” announced author Jennifer Weiner on Facebook on Monday morning. “Wow wow!”

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Jennifer Weiner v. Jonathan Franzen, Vol. III

  First, Jonathan Franzen wrote a lengthy diatribe against Twitter and its adherents, especially bemoaning the “Jennifer Weiner-ish self-promotion” the web breeds. Then, Weiner fired […]

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Jennifer Weiner, Lisa Scottoline, Sold a Lot of E-Books in 2012

Despite newspapers’ barely-budging digital revenues, e-books seemed to be doing just fine in 2012. Leading the charge are Philly favorite daughters Jennifer Weiner and Lisa Scottoline, respective […]

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These Philadelphia VIPs Donated Over $1.7 Million to Mitt Romney and Barack Obama Since 2011

With the debates officially and thankfully behind us and Election Day just around the corner, we thought we would see who is giving what to […]