Posts tagged "chick lit"

Confession: Elizabeth Gilbert Is My Guilty Pleasure

When I was in high school, I read How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and I was like, “eh.” Ever since then, every time I’ve read stories and books about…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 3, 2014 - 12:00 pm

The Jane Austen Video Game Was Made For The Wicked

Jane: The Virtual World of Jane Austena video game prototype currently crowdsourcing funding on Kickstarter, offers us the worst of real life without any of the escape. A world in which…

Sophie Leon | November 6, 2013 - 4:00 pm

10 Unconventional Chick Lit Novels

It’s time to create a new definition of chick lit, one that moves away from the tired standbys and into a new frontier. There are stories written for women by…

Megan Reynolds | October 15, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Chart: The Anatomy Of A Perfect Beach Read

Our recipe for an ideal summer weekend is pretty simple. In fact, it only requires two ingredients: a beach and a book. But what exactly are the components of a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger & Julie Gerstein | July 23, 2012 - 9:00 am

In Defense Of Chick Lit

Jennifer Egan is one of my favorite authors of all time. I devour her books, care about her characters, and recommend her novels to anyone looking for a good, meaty…

Jamie Beckman | April 19, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Writer Tawni O’Dell Comes Out Swinging Against Sexist Publishing Industry

A few months ago the author Jonathan Franzen published his novel, Freedom, and among bookworms, it was like a new “Star Wars” movie being released or Angelina Jolie popping out…

Jessica Wakeman | November 22, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Girl Talk: How I “Sold Out” And Joined The Chickliterati

In the new Atlantic, a male author lampoons Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner, “Two writers whose work is often referred to as chick lit,” for tweeting and commenting that white

Susan Shapiro | August 30, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Book Critic Says Pink Covers “Candy Coat” Books For Women And Girls

I have a favorite independent bookstore near my office. There are tables full of new fiction and non-fiction, shelves filled with New York Times bestsellers, and one particular bookshelf full…

Jessica Wakeman | July 28, 2010 - 3:30 pm

Will Chick Lit Survive The Recession?

Chick lit just got a whole lot less expensive. No, the price of the sometimes throwaway-quality books hasn’t gone down, but many recently published and upcoming books in this genre…

Catherine Strawn | August 13, 2009 - 5:40 pm

Chick Lit, Summed Up In 140-Character Tweets

Earlier this week, two 19-year-old college freshmen received a book deal for an idea you could have thought of: Twitterature: The World’s Greatest Books, Now Presented in Twenty Tweets or

Jessica Wakeman | June 23, 2009 - 5:28 pm

Quickies!: Lady Bunny’s PETA Billboard, Summer Reading, & Boozing

Drag queen Lady Bunny unveiled a huge anti-KFC PETA billboard in NYC’s Soho neighborhood, in which she is holding one of the Colonel’s famous buckets with a dead chicken hanging…

Annika Harris | July 22, 2008 - 9:00 pm

Thursday Quickies!

Chick lit trend: heroines without heads! [Bookslut]
The eight places you probably lost your virginity: his and her perspectives. [Holy Taco]
ZOMG, Anya Hindmarch and Sigerson Morrison for Target! [The

The Frisky | June 12, 2008 - 9:00 pm

Real Chick Lit: Confessions Of A Female Cabbie

Melissa Plaut, author of Hack: How I Stopped Worrying About What To Do With My Life and Started Driving a Yellow Cab talks about passengers’ pick-up lines, fare beaters, and

Lucile Scott | April 10, 2008 - 3:30 pm

Feature: For Every Woman’s Bookshelf

We asked The Frisky’s readers for the books that really affected them, both as people and as women. These are their picks, along with some of their thoughts!

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 6, 2008 - 6:35 pm