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Chick Lit

The Rise of Traditionalist Fiction in America

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez | Posted 08.14.2011 | Books
Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

Many in publishing say chick lit is dead. I don't agree. Rather, I think chick lit has given up Friday night cocktails for Sunday morning services.

The 1958 Instant Bestseller That Started The Chick-Lit Phenomenon

Telegraph | Viv Groskop | Posted 07.13.2011 | Books

When Rona Jaffe's fast-paced, sassy tale of New York girls' office life, The Best of Everything, came out in 1958, it was an instant bestseller. Jaffe...

Elizabeth Gilbert Unhappy That 'Eat, Pray, Love' Received No Literary Accolades

csmonitor.com | Posted 07.13.2011 | Books

But that whiz-bang success also made "Eat, Pray, Love" "synonymous with something very poppy and chick lit-y," the author said in her NYPL talk, notin...

An Interview with Mike Padilla, Author of The Girls from the Revolutionary Cantina

Mark Coggins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Coggins

Mike Padilla's debut novel blends humor, sex and plot twists to teach us something powerful about the modern Latina experience in Southern California.

Backstabber, Shrew ... Best Friend?

Peter Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Steinberg

Where is that line, by the way, between friend and friend-fatale? Like pornography, it's hard to define, but we think these novels -- a healthy mix of classics and worthwhile chick lit -- will make it as clear as a sharp knife in the back.

Author Lucy Jackson Reveals True Identity

Entertainment Weekly | Breia Brissey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week, author Lucy Jackson released her second novel Slicker, the follow-up to 2007′s Posh. Jackson said she wouldn't label the book as chick-li...

Chick Lit? Women's Literature? Why Not Just ... Literature?

Diane Meier | Posted 09.27.2011 | Books
Diane Meier

My early reviews were gratifying and the consumer reviews from the Amazon Vine readers were all five star. Except one: "My Chick Lit Loving Wife Hated This Book," read the headline.

Chick-Lit Author Takes On Critic Who Passes Herself Off As A Man

The Guardian | Michelle Gorman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Hello, my name is Michele and I'm proud to be a chick-lit author. I write the kind of novel that gets spattered with margarita and suncream rather tha...

Does It Have To Be Pink?: Book Covers For Girls

The Guardian | Imogen Russell Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Earlier this year Meg Rosoff expressed a desire to let loose with an illegal firearm, goaded by the "aggressive pinkness" of the upcoming Queen of Tee...

Jane Green, 'Queen Of Chick Lit,' On Being A 'Lazy Friend' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jane Green, the so-called "queen of chick lit" was on Good Morning America this morning to talk about her new book, "Promises to Keep." Green explaine...

Eat, Pray, Merch: You Can Buy Happiness, After All

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Disgrasian

Most movies just have soundtracks. Eat, Pray, Love has a soundtrack, a home furnishings line, a clothing line, a jewelry line, a tour package that ...

Hot Summer Books From USA Today

USA Today | Deirdre Donahue, Jocelyn McClurg, Carol Memmott, Bob Minzesheimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What's summer without a good book to get you through those lazy days? Whether it's the season's hottest chick lit, memoir, beach read or celebrity tit...

Why Are Book Titles So Boring?

The Guardian | Darragh McManus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Apparently book titles can't be copyrighted - I was going to call my first tome Confessions of an English Opium Eater, before my advisers counselled a...

A is for Amy & Adonis: Chapter G

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven Crandell

G Cosmetic surgery was out of the question. Too expensive. For that matter, so was a new bra. However. If you could take out a mortgage to pay for ...

The New Cliches in Chick Lit

Pauline Millard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Pauline Millard

As a second wave of chick lit is published, the old clichés have been replaced with a few new ones. But at least the pastel covers are gone.

Nanny Diaries Authors Return With New Nanny tale

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — When we last saw Nanny, she was screaming into a spy camera hidden in a teddy bear. The put-upon heroine of 2002's "The Nanny Diarie...

Crossing Washington Square: A Chick Lit Author Hits Her Stride

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I was delighted to have the opportunity to interview Joanne Rendell, author of Crossing Washington Square. This is intelligent chick lit, an engaging story beautifully told.

The Last Chinese Chef

One For The Table | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
One For The Table

As I prefer a well-prepared meal with beautiful, whole ingredients, I prefer a well-written book with beautiful, thoughtful ideas. After consuming either of these, I am well nourished.

Chicks on the Beach, or Why Does the Cover Preoccupy You So?

Joanne Rendell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joanne Rendell

Chick-books love shoes and if you're going to talk shoe-talk you kind of deserve your blah cover. If your book presents "cozy" female friends "weathering crises" together then you've also earned the sandals and Adirondack chair treatment. And if one of your characters dares to admit that she likes "a pink cover featuring a pair of glossy high-heeled shoes," you most definitely should have flowers and pastel shades on your dust jacket.

R.I.P., Jade Goody

Jennifer Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jennifer Weiner

Jade proved herself a master at real-time reinvention, crafting a character that viewers would eagerly consume, pacing her scenes and delivered her lines and photos ops with an expert sense of timing.

Damned Mob of Scribbling Chicks

Joanne Rendell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Joanne Rendell

Women love books. It's a fact: we are the reading sex. We are the writing sex too. Yet, in spite of this, our books are often ridiculed, demeaned, or ignored.