By Jennifer Weiner
The short story that inspired Jennifer Weiner’s novel The Next Best Thing.
Ruth has left her job writing for a hit television show for reasons she’d rather not discuss and is supplementing her increasingly dwindling savings with freelance writing projects—namely, helping anxious high school students craft a perfect college essay and lonely souls craft captivating online dating profiles. When she’s not working, she’s swimming—lap after lap at the local indoor pool, in a desperate attempt to wash away the sting of professional failure and heartbreak that she can’t seem to shake. It takes an unexpected client to show her that appearances can be deceiving, and that sometimes the bravest thing you can do is simply dive back in.
Swim5By Pins4Loved the book. Very sad at times but very down to earth. Ya life isn’t always roses!
This is so good5By Hunger Games NerdBruh
Swim5By Kathy Las VegasSincere and thoughtful. Exciting and colorful characters
swim5By ellstewartI am a big fan of all Jennifer's writing! She is down to earth with intense subjects. I always relate with her characters 😊
not read it yet1By Nasro bourbiai didn't read this book yet but it seems good from the sample
Ok2By MymyEdajThe book was interesting but there wasn't really a plot it was just very simple. But besides that it was good.
It was very good3By MaiidesuuI just wish there would've been more to it..
Skeptical4By birding readerLoved this (two) short stories!! They did tie in together somewhat but I was fascinated with both and died when they ended abruptly. After reading other reviews, I’m skeptical about buying a book. I want to know how these two stories end and I can’t decide if they will continue into the following book. I think I’ll get it at the local library and not buy it. If I’m disappointed it will be my time wasted not my purse.
What happens next?2By KimberleeFaithI was confused as to why there were two separate stories - but the same main characters. I kept waiting for the two stories to get tied together - but they never did. The writing was very good - I was just left hanging with no ending to either story.
Good book5By HdudidjecI don't have much to say. It was good.