Good in Bed Themes

Jennifer Weiner
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Family

Good in Bed explores the theme of family in many different ways. There is Cannie's own non-traditional family, with divorced parents and a gay mother; there is Bruce's family, which Cannie considers the ideal family and one that she longs for; and there is the family that Cannie is creating for herself, with Joy and the people that will be part of Joy's life. The dynamic of all these different facets of family has an affect on Cannie and helps her along her journey.

First there is Cannie's own family. It is well studied and documented that divorce affects children. In the case of Cannie, she is very cognizant that how her father felt and his leaving has had an enormous effect on her and how she enters relationships. Cannie's recognition of the effect of her family on her life is part of her journey in the book...

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