The Next Best Thing: A Novel

The Next Best Thing: A Novel

Synopsis

Blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner returns with an irresistible story about a young woman trying to make it in Hollywood…

At three years old, Ruth Saunders miraculously survives the car crash that takes her parents’ lives on the icy Massachusetts Turnpike. Her eccentric grandmother, who comes out of Florida retirement to care for young Ruth, nurtures her through years of surgeries, feeding her home-cooked meals, dispensing irreverent wisdom, and telling Ruth she’s beautiful, even though her scars will stay with her forever.

After college, Ruth pursues her dream of writing to Hollywood, heading west with her grandmother in tow, hoping to make it big in the world of TV. After years of failure and a badly broken heart, Ruth gets The Call—her show has been green-lit.

But Ruth’s happy ending is only the beginning, as she struggles with how television gets made: terrified (and terrifying) executives and actresses with their eyes on bigger prizes than Ruthie’s show. Add in an unrequited crush on the man who has been her mentor. Add to that her grandmother’s impending nuptials, and Ruth’s big break might just break her.

A rollicking ride on the Hollywood roller coaster, The Next Best Thing is a heartfelt story about a young woman searching for her own happily-ever-after in the land where dreams come true.

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  • NextBestThing 01 ForMyBrothers
    Duration: 56s
  • NextBestThing 02 Part1Ch1
    Duration: 22min
  • NextBestThing 03 Ch2a
    Duration: 16min
  • NextBestThing 04 Ch2b
    Duration: 15min
  • NextBestThing 05 Ch3a
    Duration: 11min
  • NextBestThing 06 Ch3b
    Duration: 25min
  • NextBestThing 07 Ch4
    Duration: 28min
  • NextBestThing 08 Ch5a
    Duration: 12min
  • NextBestThing 09 Ch5b
    Duration: 10min
  • NextBestThing 10 Ch6
    Duration: 24min
  • NextBestThing 11 Ch7
    Duration: 29min
  • NextBestThing 12 Ch8
    Duration: 21min
  • NextBestThing 13 Ch9a
    Duration: 27min
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    Duration: 14min
  • NextBestThing 15 Ch9c
    Duration: 12min
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    Duration: 27min
  • NextBestThing 17 Ch11
    Duration: 13min
  • NextBestThing 18 Ch12a
    Duration: 21min
  • NextBestThing 19 Ch12b
    Duration: 18min
  • NextBestThing 20 Ch13a
    Duration: 25min
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    Duration: 13min
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    Duration: 16min
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    Duration: 21min
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    Duration: 20min
  • NextBestThing 25 Ch15b
    Duration: 22min
  • NextBestThing 26 Ch15c
    Duration: 18min
  • NextBestThing 27 Ch15d
    Duration: 12min
  • NextBestThing 28 Part3Ch16
    Duration: 19min
  • NextBestThing 29 Ch17
    Duration: 23min
  • NextBestThing 30 Ch18
    Duration: 23min
  • NextBestThing 31 Ch19
    Duration: 19min
  • NextBestThing 32 Ch20
    Duration: 12min
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    Duration: 10min
  • NextBestThing 34 Ch22
    Duration: 26min
  • NextBestThing 35 Ch23a
    Duration: 16min
  • NextBestThing 36 Ch23b
    Duration: 09min
  • NextBestThing 37 Ch24a
    Duration: 13min
  • NextBestThing 38 Ch24b
    Duration: 17min
  • NextBestThing 39 Ch24c
    Duration: 16min
  • NextBestThing 40 Ch25
    Duration: 10min
  • NextBestThing 41 Close
    Duration: 01min

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