Mrs. Everything Book By Jennifer Weiner [Online Reading, Summary, Review, Book, Download, PDF]

From Jennifer Weiner, the New York Times best-selling author of Who Do You Love and In Her Shoes, comes an intelligent, thoughtful and timely exploration of the lives of two sisters from the 1950s to the present as they struggle to find their place. and be true to themselves, in a rapidly evolving world. Mrs. Everything is an ambitious and texture-rich journey through history, and her story, while these two sisters navigate the changing United States throughout their lives.

Do we change or does the world change us?

Jo and Bethie Kaufman were born in a world full of promises.

Growing up in the 1950s in Detroit, they live in a perfect house "Dick and Jane," where their roles in the family are clearly defined. Jo is the tomboy, the rebel of the books with a passion to make the world fairer; Bethie is the pretty, feminine and good girl, a future star who enjoys the power that gives her beauty and dreams of traditional life.

But the truth ends up looking different from what the girls imagined. Jo and Bethie survive traumas and tragedies. As their lives unfold in the context of free love and Vietnam, Woodstock and women's freedom, Bethie becomes a wild adventure-loving girl who immerses herself fully in the counterculture and is ready for everything (except to be established). Meanwhile, Jo becomes a young and suitable mother in Connecticut, the witness of the changing world instead of a participant. No woman inhabits the world she dreams of, nor does she have a life that feels authentic or that brings her joy. Is it too late for women to finally claim something happy forever?

In her most ambitious novel to date, Jennifer Weiner tells the story of two sisters who, with their different dreams and different paths, offer answers to the question: How should a woman be in the world?

With a duration of sixty-five years, Jo and Bethie Kaufman are sisters whose story begins in 1951. They are opposite poles: Jo, the intrepid athlete, has a good eye for adventure (and, as it happens, women), and Bethie is the Girlie-girl whose aspirations lean more on the conventional side. When the tragedy happens to one of them, the dreams are postponed, threatening to irreparably change not only the course of their lives but who they are. Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner is sweeping her personal and political spheres, narrating Jo and Bethie's clumsy attempts to straighten their respective ships in the context of an America experiencing its own growing pains. It's a multi-layered and very moving story for the #MeToo era, one that tracks how far women have come and how far we have to go. While Mrs. Everything will surely resonate with Weiner's legion of female fans, I hope she does too for more than a few good men.

About the author Jennifer Weiner:
Jennifer Weiner is the best-selling author of the New York Times # 16 of sixteen books, including Good in Bed, The Littlest Bigfoot and her memories Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. A graduate of Princeton University and a contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit it online at

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