Mrs. Everything

About the Author: Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner is the 1 New York Times bestselling author of sixteen books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, and, coming this June, Mrs Everything A graduate of Princeton University and contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, she lives with her family in Philadelphia Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.


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  • Hardcover
  • 480 pages
  • Mrs. Everything
  • Jennifer Weiner
  • 11 January 2017
  • 9781501133480

Mrs. Everything From Jennifer Weiner, The 1 New York Times Bestselling Author Of Who Do You Love And In Her Shoes, Comes A Smart, Thoughtful, And Timely Exploration Of Two Sisters Lives From The 1950s To The Present As They Struggle To Find Their Places And Be True To Themselves In A Rapidly Evolving World Mrs Everything Is An Ambitious, Richly Textured Journey Through History And Herstory As These Two Sisters Navigate A Changing America Over The Course Of Their Lives.

10 thoughts on “Mrs. Everything

  1. Melissa says:

    Maybe I am different Being different isn t the worst thing Ms Everything is just that she s everything and every woman She s the collective voice of you, me, our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, friends, neighbors and acquaintances She s the gamut of emotions, triumphs, sacrifices, and heartbreak that feed into the way we view the world She s a piece of fiction that hits home with the notion that self discovery is a continuous journey for each one of us.In a story that spans generations, Jennifer Weiner taps into the heart of life From the expectations we set for ourselves to the varying degrees of reality that often take shape instead.On the longer side, this novel follows two sisters Jo and Bethie for the entirety of their existence From childhood to the trying times of adolescence and the woes of adulthood, their dueling storylines bring forth topics likely to resonate with women from all backgrounds The beauty of the extensive timeline is witnessing the influence of an ever changing...

  2. Chelsea Humphrey says:

    Please, God, or whoever s up there, please just give me enough time to make it right For me, this was a 3 star read with a 5 star message, so I went with a 4 star rating It s the type of book that you want to say so much about and also nothing at all You want to say so much, because it s a very timely message and is being published at the most opportune moment In a world in the midst of the metoo movement and feminism on the rise, it s the type of book that women can rally behind and promote with ease It s also a book that I m struggling to talk about, because it s an epic, sweeping saga of sisters, mothers, and daughters, and to divulge any details would be to take away from your own reading experience In the forward of my arc, Jennifer Weiner writes a preface that describes where the inspiration for this story came from Her own mother was born in the 1940 s, married a man and had children, divorced him and ended up falling in love with a woman I think the vulnerability a...

  3. Meredith says:

    She wondered whether they would ever not try to have it all and do it all and do all of it flawlessly Would the day ever come when simply doing your best would be enough Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, aunt, caretaker, career women Mrs Everything attempts to cover it all Spanning decades and told through the alternating narrative of two sisters, Jo and Bethie, who grew up in Detroit in the 1950s, Weiner explores the complex relationship between women, while at the same time, examining and subverting gender norms Mrs Everything tries to be everything family saga, drama, women s fiction, and a feminist manifesto At times, Mrs Everything struggles to find its place, but there is an ease about the narrative that draws the reader into Jo and Bethie s lives Both sisters stories are equally interesting The lengthy timeline allows the ...

  4. Larry H says:

    Josette Jo and Elisabeth Bethie Kaufman were sisters who came of age in 1950s Detroit Jo is a tomboy, comfortable in old clothes and running around playing sports, while young Bethie was content with being the pretty, talented one, the center of attention Not much changed as the two approached their teenage years, much to their mother s chagrin Jo became outspoken in trying to understand civil rights and social justice, while Bethie starts understanding that her beauty gives her an interesting form of power.But a family tragedy leads to a traumatic incident for one sister and self discovery for the other, and both impact their lives and their relationships As time moves on, Bethie becomes a free spirit, traveling the world, never putting roots down in one place, immersing herself in the counterculture and embracing the idea that women should have whatever they want Jo, on the other hand, becomes a traditional housewife in Connecticut, raising two daughters and wondering how she wound up living the life she is Both are content in their own ways but aren t truly happy, but at the same time, aren t sure they are willing to shake things up enough to make change happen Mrs Everything follows Jo and Bethie to the present day, chronicling the journey of these two women as they struggle for happiness, love, and fulfillment, even when they believe they can t have all three simultaneously They have triumphs and deal w...

  5. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    5 stars and a high five to quite possibly the most memorable book I ve read this year Jennifer Weiner I ve been reading her books for close to twenty years I first read Little Earthquakes, but it was In Her Shoes that I fell for most and had to read all of her backlist And that movie Loved it In my mind, Jennifer Weiner gets better and better, and this book Mrs Everything It s right at the pinnacle, tippy top of what she s accomplished And that said I m already ready for her top herself next time because I know she can Regardless of me already dreaming of her next book, Mrs Everything is an enormous treasure of a read It s technically historical fiction, taking place in 1950s Detroit Two sisters with differing personalities grow up in the same family and experience many of the same traumas and unique family dynamics only to have vastly different experiences isn t that the way so often with families Bethie and Jo s personalities could not be different Jo, the older sister, lives her early life without abandon while Bethie plays it safe with paper dolls Then, later, they switch roles, and Bethie becomes the wild child during th...

  6. Elyse Walters says:

    The Beach boys, the Beatles, Bob Dylan.The Baby Boomers and Bell Bottoms..We journey through the 50s and 60s right up to 2016 with sisters night day opposites Jo and Bethie Kaufman Sexual inappropriateness family molestation, sexual graphic experimentation between two women a detailed graphic sex scene was much explicit than all the sex chatter combined in City Girls , by Elizabeth Gilbert , which by the way, in my opinion, the author s strongest scene as it was the most bold and fearless scene of the entire almost 500 page book..Jews, Christians, religion, heritage, immigration, whites, blacks, betrayal, diets, weight gain weight loss , class, race, beliefs, opinions, fears, family death, single mother, relationships of all kinds, description upon descriptions of fashion clothes, shoes, handbags, hair, home designs, and trends, smoking, drugs, war, music, art, politics TIMES WERE CHANGINGTHE SISTERS WERE CHANGING.I found most of this book a little dull, simplistic, and predictable It s a tale that s been done many times There wasn t anything particularly new or unique A better book with family psychodrama tragic comedy and our self righteousness about our obsessive societyis The Nix , ...

  7. Susanne Strong says:

    4.25 Stars Mrs Everything by Jennifer Weiner speaks to the masses In this day and age, it is both timely and full of heart It s a story about connections Women who are mothers, sisters, wives, lovers, friends, supporters, heroes and oh so much Jo and Bethie are sisters and Mrs Everything is their story It takes place over the course of decades There are trials and tribulations as each woman struggles and tries to be everything to everyone, including each other As sisters, the relationship between Jo and Bethie is real and true When experiencing hardship, the pain Jo and Bethie feel is palpable, as is their joy There were times when I raised my fist in a yes, you go girl moment and times when my eyes were filling with tears and I just cried my little heart out As someone whose only sibling is a sister, this story resonated with me My sister and I are four years apart and are very different, thus we were treated very differently by our parents, just like Jo and Bethie Though I am the younger sister, I resonated with certain parts of Jo, the tomboy, the girl who loves jeans and who is hard working, no nonsense and serious I am equally sure that my sister would relate to Bethie, beautiful, popular and successful I will be sure to send my sister a copy of this book upon its release to find out for sure That s the thing Mrs Everything is r...

  8. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    3.5 rounded up 4 in the name of bellybuttons, sack dresses, obladi oblada life goes bra la la how the life goes on stars I m going back and forth between 3 and 4 so much time, normally I m not defined as decisive person but at least 150 pages should be edited, I lose my objectivity when I m reading a women power story so I turned into a generous grader That s my weakness This book might be dedicated all the women out there Wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts,grandmas It s one of the good manifestation for uprising women history Lately starting from City Girls, Summer of 69, I m so blessed to make another beautiful time travel, this time I found myself on 50 s and move back to 2016 This book was angsty by telling us so many emotional traumas from rape, abandonment, betrayal, problems of same sex marriage but mostly it s about the importance of CHANGE Two sister, one is popular, beautiful, the other is tomboy, smart, their differences and their parents treatment to them differently caused so many deep emotional barriers between them.But as the years pass, they had so much harsh experie...

  9. Norma * Traveling Sister says:

    Emotive, all embracing, a sweeping saga MRS EVERYTHING by JENNIFER WEINER is a timely, rich, emotional, gripping, and thought provoking saga that spans decades between two sisters, Jo and Bethie We get an intimate look into each of these character s lives as we follow along their story MRS EVERYTHING gives us a realistic and true to life story about women that well deals with everything This was definitely an eye opening reading experience for me as it delves deep into their everyday struggles as well as giving a voice to all women in a much broader stance JENNIFER WEINER delivers an interesting, engaging and beautifully written story here that was easily one of the most important, entertaining, and memorable books that I will ever read This being my very first JENNIFER WEINER novel I was thoroughly impressed with how easily she was able to instill such an important message in her storytelling I felt that the novel at times was quite deep but so worth spending the time with these two sisters It was definitely a heartfelt story that was so heartwarming and felt perfectly complete in the end Norma s Stats Cover I love the look and feel to this cover and think that it is such a bold, striking, meaningful and fitting representation to storyline Title ...

  10. Berit☀️✨ says:

    This book was EVERYTHING So powerful, so emotional, so beautiful, so absorbing I was completely invested from page 1 in these character s lives, I did not want the book to end This book spans five decades as we watch sisters Jo and Bethie figure themselves and the world out From Detroit to Atlanta, from the 50s to the 2000s we watch these sisters and those they love navigate their way through this thing we call life We see them succeed and fail, grow and stumble, love and lose, laugh and cry Jennifer Weiner evoked every possible emotion in me with her words I laughed, I cried, I smiled, and I shook my head Life is hard and it is complicated Neither Jo or Bethie had it easy, but they fought and loved their way to their best lives This was an unforgettable book that left me with a smile on my face and a tear in my eye I wrote the above last night and I was going to add to it today, but I don t think I need to But I will say this being pride month I think this book really did a wonderful job with Jo s struggle to truly accept herself Of course this became easier as the country became tolerant, but still can you imagine having to repress your true self for years and years and years And I m sure this was much common than we know I hope that one day everyon...