Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

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 c...


Details Mrs. Everything

TitleMrs. Everything
Author
Release DateJun 11th, 2019
PublisherAtria Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit
Rating

Reviews Mrs. Everything

  • Melissa
    2019-04-25
    “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 ...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    2019-05-01
    "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 ...
  • Meredith
    2019-05-05
    “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 r...
  • Larry H
    2019-05-08
    Josette (Jo) and Elisabeth (Bethie) Kaufman were sisters who came of age in 1950s Detroit. Jo is a tomboy, more 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 more outspoken in trying to understand civil rights and social justice, while Bet...
  • Elyse Walters
    2019-06-22
    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 more explicit than all the ‘sex-chatter’ combined in“City Girls”, by Elizabeth Gilbert), — which by the way,...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    2019-06-11
    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 ...
  • Susanne Strong
    2019-05-26
    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 more. 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 ever...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    2019-06-14
    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 experien...
  • Berit☀️✨
    2019-06-13
    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...
  • Debra
    2019-06-27
    3.5 starsMrs. Everything is the story of two sister's lives from the 1950's to the present day. The book showcases the sister's different personalities, their similarities, their struggles, how they both changed over time, how they responded to their mother, how they responded to each other, how they came together, what drove them apart, their loved ones and their hopes and dreams. This is their journey through the times in which they lived, thro...
  • Debbie
    2019-05-21
    4.5 for bellbottoms and Beatles--but oh so much more!!What a great surprise! I thought I was signing up for some nice-and-light chick lit, but oh, was I ever wrong! We follow two sisters, Jo and Bethie, from childhood to seniorhood. Their lives are anything but nice and light, and I got pulled in immediately. There’s drama coming out their ears, yet it’s not gratuitious, overdone, or unrealistic. Weiner, who I’ve always thought was a good w...
  • Michelle
    2019-06-05
    Women had made progress — Jo only had to look as far as the television set to see it — but she wondered whether they would ever not try to have it all and do it all and do it all flawlessly. Would the day ever come when simply doing your best would be enough? I'm sure the quote above will be used in many other reviews, but I felt like it summarized the underlying theme the best. As the title (and above quote) suggests, this is a story of two ...
  • Theresa Alan
    2019-05-07
    I enjoyed this book, which focused on two sisters. Jo, the older sister who’s great at sports and hates dresses, and Bethie, who is constantly dieting so she can be the lead in school musicals. From the fifties through the sixties up until modern times, their lives don’t go in the way you might have predicted when you first met them as kids. Some of this was hard to read. There is sexual abuse that isn’t described explicitly (at least not t...
  • Esil
    2019-05-20
    A high 4 stars!Wow! I really didn’t expect to like Mrs. Everything as much as I did. I’ve read some of Jennifer Weiner’s novels in the past, and I think of them as entertaining but generally quite light. This felt different. The story spanned four generations, covering what felt like complex situations while delivering real emotions. I found myself fully engaged and was oh so grateful to have a leisurely Saturday to plough through most of t...
  • Tucker
    2019-02-26
    Many thanks to Atria for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds. Man, I love Little Women. Hmm, what’s that? This isn’t Little Women. Well, you could have fooled me. This book read almost exactly like Little Women but not in a bad way. It wasn’t as though this was an exact copy. It was more like Jennifer Weiner took the framework and themes that made Little Women amazing a...
  • Gabby
    2019-06-12
    This was a gorgeous story about love, motherhood, sisters, and feminism. This story follows two sisters: Jo and Bethie, from their childhood in the 1950's through the rest of their lives. Jo is a struggling-to-be-accepted lesbian, wanna-be writer, and a strong activist when it comes to equal rights for females. Bethie is a strong, beautiful young girl who should've been famous.This book is so great because of its diversity with a lesbian lead cha...
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    2019-06-03
    I started reading Mrs. Everything on 5/30/2019 and finished it on 6/3/2019. This book is an excellent read! A wholesome story from childhood to adult life, growing up and having children to finally having grandchildren; multi-generational. Bethie’s middle and high school seems so bright with her success in acting and singing, I just couldn’t believe the choices she made starting first year in college. Jo’s high school and college seems toug...
  • Meredith B. (readingwithmere)
    2019-06-11
    4 Stars! Maybe I am different. Being different isn’t the worst thing. I feel like I went into this book with different expectations. I was expecting more of a light chick lit, per other books by Jennifer Weiner, however this book dives DEEP into women's issues whether you are a mom, sister, daughter, wife, etc. Although my expectations were different, I'm glad they were as it was a pleasant surprise!Jo and Bethie are sisters. They grew up in a ...
  • Erin Clemence
    2019-05-19
    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Jennifer Wiener’s newest novel, “Mrs. Everything” is more socially relevant today than any other novel I’ve read this year. Jo and her sister, Beth, grow up in a world of bell bottoms and mind-altering drugs, a society where women are the primary caregivers and homemakers, and the men are the breadwinners. As ...
  • Britany
    2019-05-29
    Two sisters spanning decades -- this is the story of their lives.Bethie & Jo grow up in the 60s in Detroit. Where they are raised in a home where their father worked while their mother took care of the house. We follow these sisters through each decade and all that comes with growing up. Times with rage, happiness and riddled with disappointments. You wonder if these characters will ever survive and be happy. It has been said that Weiner poured e...
  • Jamie
    2019-03-18
    Jennifer Weiner, you have truly outdone yourself with this one. Having read every single one of Weiner's books, it's safe to say that I was reallllllllllly waiting impatiently for her to release new fiction (it's been four years since Who Do You Love was released). Well, I can truly say it was worth the wait. Mrs. Everything is the story of Jo and Bethie, over their entire lifetime - sisters who are as different as they come but the most importan...
  • Kate ☀️ Olson
    2019-06-09
    (free review copy) I’ve been a career-long fan of Jennifer Weiner, so this one was at the very tippy top of my most-anticipated list for this summer.....and I liked it! I really did. It was compelling and addresses so many women’s issues - I’ll be thinking of it for quite awhile..Did I LOVE it? Well, not passionately. I honestly like contemporaries best, and if I’m going to read hist fic I want it to be WWII and earlier. This one starts i...
  • Kristy
    2019-06-06
    Jo and Bethie, sisters growing up in 1950s Detroit, are leading rather rigid lives. Jo is the troubled and angry older sister--the "different" one, while Bethie is the adored, perfect younger sister. Jo feels completely misunderstood by their mother, Sarah, but at least she has their father to act as a go-between. But, as the sisters grow up and move out, they somehow find their roles and lives changing. Bethie becomes the free spirit: the one un...
  • Martie Nees Record
    2019-05-26
    Genre: Literary Fiction/Women’s FictionPublisher: Atria Book (Simon & Schuster)Pub. Date: June 11, 2019 This multigenerational novel spans the 1940s to the present. The weight of the novel is devoted to how women’s roles in society have changed and yet remained the same over the decades. The author states in her prologue that after the 2016 election she wanted to write about a woman like her mother. A woman, who married, had children, divorce...
  • Kendall
    2019-05-27
    Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner speaks to the heart! This novel is truly full of emotions and love. Women who are sisters, heroes, mothers, wives, daughters, friends, and a whole bunch more! Jo and Bethie are quite the pair of sisters that envelops this beautiful story. This story spans over their lives and the different struggles one another faces as they continue to grow. As a reader, you feel the pain that these sisters go through and you f...
  • Amy
    2019-06-10
    Sometimes a book hits me so hard in my feelings and I love it SO much that I struggle putting said feelings into words that can properly convey my true thoughts and emotions. This is one of those kind of books, I both want to share all the minute details and gush about different quotes and stories that touched a part of my soul, but I also want any future readers to experience this incredible journey all on their own. When I struggle like this, I...
  • Jennifer
    2019-06-26
    "You make the wrong choices, you make mistakes, you disappear for a decade, you marry the wrong man. You get hurt. You lose sight of who you are, or who you want to be, and then you remember, and if you're lucky you have sisters or friends who remind you when you forget your best intentions. You come back to yourself, again and again. You try, and fail, and try again, and fail again." Take a journey through the decades and bare witness to women...
  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    2019-06-14
    Oh my gosh, I devoured this 470 page book in two sittings. Mrs. Everything has everything and is everything I want in a book. My 109th book of 2019 and I have to say that this is, by far, the best book I have read, so far, this year.Another easy and engaging read from Jennifer Weiner. Her books are easy to pick up, but not easy to put down. This story was so authentic, it resonated with me on so many levels. I have enjoyed many other novels by Ms...
  • SheLovesThePages
    2019-06-20
    -Description-A novel that follows the lives of two Jewish sisters. It begins in their childhood with their father purchasing their first home and declaring that this is the American Dream. And we follow that America Dream for the rest their lives....with all this trials and all its good times.-Thoughts-1. This books is Jennifer Weiner at her finest. Intertwining our real world with the past and present of this family. She goes right to the heart ...