Swim - Jennifer Weiner Swim is an eShort story that inspired Jennifer Weiner's novel, The Next Best Thing. Main character Ruth left her job writing for a television show. Now she spends her time helping high schools students with college application essays and writing online dating profiles. When she's not working, Ruth is swimming laps at the local pool. The familiar smell of chlorine eases Ruth's homesickness, heartbreak and shame. Swimming is her solace.

Swim is a nice short introduction to Ruth, two very interesting clients of hers, and her grandmother. See where the story leads in The Next Best Thing.

Literary Marie of Precision Reviews