Swim - Jennifer Weiner


By Jennifer Weiner

  • Release Date: 2012-05-08
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 938 Ratings


The short story that inspired Jennifer Weiner’s forthcoming 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.


  • This is so good

    By Hunger Games Nerd
  • not read it yet

    By Nasro bourbia
    i didn't read this book yet but it seems good from the sample
  • Swim

    By Slckvck
    Great read enjoyed knew some of the feelings,about grandmothers, no matter what they love you.
  • A respectable voice

    By kj00i
    I like this character. She's like women I know and respect. I don't mind being in her head.
  • Sad

    By mylilypads
    It was amazing till it ended. I was excited to read this book but majorly dissatisfied
  • Swim

    By Onnosel
    Not what it's supposed to be Not a real story A waste of time
  • Swim

    By ac/dc addict
    What is this? Very deceptive and disappointing. I would have liked to heard what happened to Ruth, Gary and the dog in the window. Don't waste your time with this one.
  • May be i should read the full story

    By Anna Duff
  • You will better even if you feel terrible

    By Thomas Janssen
    read it
  • Um...no.

    By Hyrftvb
    Wish I had read the reviews before wasting my time reading parts of stories. Very disappointing. It makes me not want to buy any of JW's books. :(((