(This podcast contains explicit content.) Crafted with humor and heart, Jennifer Weiner's novels feature relatable characters that face real issues—from complex relationships and careers to complicated family dynamics. She is the author of eight no. 1 New York Times bestsellers, including Good in Bed, Certain Girls, and In Her Shoes, which was adapted into a critically acclaimed film starring Cameron Diaz, Shirley MacLaine, and the city of Philadelphia. Weiner's experience as the co-creator and executive producer of the ABC Family sitcom State of Georgia during the summer of 2011 inspired her new novel The Next Best Thing, about a young woman who heads west with her Hollywood dreams—and her 70-year-old grandmother in tow.