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The Real Men Who Read Romance Novels

Maya Rodale | Posted 04.06.2014 | Books
Maya Rodale

Who are the real men who read and write romance novels just because they like it?  I spoke with a few of them and about the portrayal of men in the genre, how people react to them, and how to make these books more appealing to dudes.

Jennifer Weiner Talks 'Hate-Reads' And Getting Paid What You're Worth

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 03.03.2014 | Women

Jennifer Weiner is a bestselling author, an outspoken critic of the literary establishment, a self-described feminist, an avid -- and hilarious -- liv...

Jennifer Weiner Is a Genius at Self-Promotion

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.08.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

How many authors of commercial fiction do you know who get huge, glowing profiles in the New Yorker? Well, Jennifer Weiner just did, as she continues to ride her successful hobbyhorse about not getting respect.

Jennifer Weiner's Latest Literary Feud

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.27.2013 | Books
Lev Raphael

Weiner isn't just expert at giving her reading public what it wants, she's a master at creating controversy and making headlines by attacking noted authors in the news. It's a canny strategy guaranteed to boost her already high public profile. Midlist authors, take note.

Memo to Princeton Tiger Mom and Grads: Get a Life, Not a Wife!

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

How many men and women are ready to commit to marriage at 21? Remember, the only time you can change a man is when he's in diapers. The Princeton mom's retro rhetoric is reminiscent of the "ring by spring" mandate for coeds to get engaged by graduation.

Talking About The Other F Word

Allure | Posted 10.03.2012 | Women

"Ok," I said to my daughter as she bent over her afternoon bowl of Cinnamon Life. "What's going on with you and J.?" J. is the ringleader of a group o...

Jennifer Weiner On Her New Novel And Gender Equality

WNYC | Posted 07.09.2012 | Women

Jennifer Weiner writes what is often referred to as women's fiction. But that term is imperfect for many reasons — so we'll just refer to her as the...

Jennifer Weiner Talks 'Chick Lit' And Her New Book

Très Sugar | Posted 06.29.2012 | Women

Jennifer Weiner has had multiple dream jobs, and there's no sign she's waking up anytime soon. She's an author with multiple best sellers, had her boo...

Will You Listen To Your Mother?

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 07.01.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

On May 10th I will be practicing breathing techniques, downing a glass or two of pre-show sauvignon blanc and taking the stage in front of a full theater to tell my story.

Twitterers Tell All: Are Kids At Weddings Adorable Or Distracting?

Posted 03.21.2012 | Weddings

It might be taboo to wear a white dress to a wedding if you're not the bride, but how about letting your 8-year-old daughter wear a tux? Best-selli...

Emma Gray

Jennifer Weiner's Secret To Being Fetching On Twitter

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 03.13.2012 | Women

Jennifer Weiner is a critically acclaimed author, a mother ... and a Twitter genius. If you haven’t gotten a chance to follow her laugh-out-loud twe...

Are Book Publishers To Blame For Gender Discrimination?

Posted 03.13.2012 | Books

Last week, Vida, an organization that "seeks to explore critical and cultural perceptions of writing by women," released their annual pie charts that ...

Why the VIDA Count and Contraception Gave Me Nightmares

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.06.2012 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

"Don't more men than women submit? This is what I hear from editors." I've read this opinion-written-as-fact too often, usually presented with a figurative airy wave.

Two Words That Shouldn't Have Appeared In A Review Of 'The Obamas'

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 06.04.2012 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

I thought after the Great Jonathan Franzen Debacle of 2001, no man would ever again dare to suggest publicly that there is an inferior class of books that only women read.

What Do Writers Want? Everything.

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.05.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

Roxane Gay recently pointed out in Salon that all our discussions about whether women writers like best selling Jennifer Weiner don't get enough press...

VOTE: Are Women Ignored In The Book World?

Madeleine Crum | Posted 01.20.2012 | Books

Do book reviewers pay enough attention to female novelists? Jennifer Weiner, a New York Times best-selling writer, doesn't think so, according to h...

Tweeting for Dollars

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 02.05.2012 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

Ever since I learned that the popular #FridayReads movement on Twitter, run by @thebookmaven, is now a business rather than a not-for-profit endeavor, I've been trying to decide how I feel about it.

Do You Like Your Truth Straight-Up in Books?

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 01.01.2012 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

Truth in books delivers windows on the world that help us understand; it also delivers those oh-so-important I'm not alone moments which get can get you through everyday pain -- and isn't it the everyday pain that often breaks our hearts?

2 Hot Authors Reveal Their Summer Beach Reads

msn.com | Jennifer Weiner and Harlan Coben | Posted 09.06.2011 | Books

Now that summer's in full swing, it's the perfect time to hit the beach and crack the binding on a brand new book. We asked "Live Wire" author Harlan ...

Your Summer Reading List

latimes.com | Posted 07.23.2011 | Books

What novels and biographies are coming? What's quirky? What should the kids be reading? Let our special reading guide of new and forthcoming titles he...

Funstyle: A Conversation With Liz Phair, Plus Ozzy Gets Boxed

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Just the feeling of having that all-female environment was just like nirvana because it's so rough out there for a woman that you have to toughen up. There's a lot of burrito eating, and fart jokes."

Why Book Review Equality Matters

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

If women's books aren't reviewed, when women's books are declared "less literary, and when women's books on family are declared women's fiction, while men's domestic books are declared brave and eye-opening, it adds many pounds to the micro-inequality pile.

Is Oprah Sexist? Should Authors Say Less and Write More?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

So Oprah picked Jonathan Franzen's new novel for her Book Club, despite the hullabaloo about the amount of "sexist" press coverage his new novel was getting. Does that make Oprah sexist?

An Apology for Women's Literature

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Muske-Dukes

Sisters, let's be honest. We write books. But if you look at the fact that so many more works by men are reviewed in major journals, our "books" are not what the establishment deems noteworthy.

Lit Versus Commercial Fiction: Writer Wars?

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

It saddens me seeing writers buy into a class war. In today's market, lit looks down on commercial, which look down on genre, which eschew whatever is lower on the literary food chain.