Posts tagged "real chick lit"

Real Chick Lit: “Rattled,” Accidental Pregnancies, & Paternal Responsibility

In 2007, 26-year-old magazine editor Christine Coppa found out she was pregnant by her boyfriend of three months. Christine decided to continue the pregnancy, a choice her boyfriend supported -- until a few months later, when he suddenly decided he wasn't prepared and/or didn't want to be a father and subsequently signed away his parental…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 4, 2009

Real Chick Lit: “What Was I Thinking? 58 Bad Boyfriend Stories”

In my opinion, if you’re over 25 and don’t have at least one “bad boyfriend” story, something’s wrong with you. Mine, who I dated right around 23, was a totally self-absorbed, not particularly cute, questionably gay co-worker who was occasionally kind to me, yet more often a serious ass, bringing that annoying Katy Perry “Hot…

By: Chelsea Kaplan / January 29, 2009

Real Chick Lit: Passport To Pleasure

There are so many reasons to travel: discovering new cultures, sampling exotic cuisines, scoping out gorgeous, historical scenery, and, of course, the opportunity to say that you’ve done it with someone from another country, in another country. If globe-trotting for the sake of sex isn’t in the cards for you anytime in the near future,…

By: The Frisky / December 3, 2008

Real Chick Lit: The Handjob Handbook

E., my best guy friend in college, believed that women should eliminate giving handjobs from their hook-up repertoire. “They always end up either hurting or not being satisfying at all,” he asserted. “The bottom line: there’s no way you can do it as well as he can.” It did make perfect sense. Why should I…

By: The Frisky / November 10, 2008

Real Chick Lit: The 30-Day Heartbreak Cure

Sooner or later, everybody falls in love. When it’s good, it’s freaking amazing: birds sing, the sun shines, your Mom doesn’t annoy you so much and your checks are perpetually rosy, When it doesn’t work out, however, it burns like the fiery pits of hell. All that was good with the world has been obliterated…

By: The Frisky / October 14, 2008

Real Chick Lit: How To Date Like A Rock Star

Fantasize about dating a rock star? Who doesn’t? They’re sexy, mysterious, oh-so-dangerous, and, apparently, insanely wild in bed. If you wanna make like Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler, or Cameron Diaz, but you're all hung up on your lack of a Hollywood pedigree, mega-wattage celebrity, or rock star funds, fret no longer, my sister.

By: The Frisky / September 19, 2008

Real Chick Lit: “The Smart Girl’s Guide To Getting Even”

After J. broke up with me my senior year in high school, I was pissed. Livid. Just a few weeks earlier, he told me he loved me, we went to prom and all was glorious in the world. What the heck? After a few weeks of having an intimate rebound relationship with a box of…

By: The Frisky / August 29, 2008

Real Chick Lit: Everything I Need To Know I Learned From A Chick Flick

Without question, Say Anything, Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink were my earliest primers on love, dating and relationships. With the help of these flicks, I learned that hot chicks could be both wicked smart and nice (Say Anything), that all blonde, popular girls were bitches who eventually got their comeuppance when they were dumped/passed…

By: The Frisky / August 12, 2008

Real Chick Lit: “American Wife” Is The Closest We’ll Get To Presidential Erotica

Curtis Sittenfeld's Prep is one of my favorite books that is kinda, sorta in the "chick lit" genre. But that's only one of the reasons why I am so on-the-edge-of-my-damn seat over her upcoming novel American Wife (due out in September) -- the book is being so closely guarded by Random House that only a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 10, 2008

Real Chick Lit: Love & Life Lessons From Young Adult Novels

During my junior high/early high school years, I consumed young adult series like my life depended on it. Maybe in a way, it did. I read obsessively about my favorite characters and their packed weekend social schedules of dances, pool parties, tropical vacations, exciting dates, beach parties....trouble was that I was spending my weekend night…

By: Robin Hershkowitz / June 5, 2008

Real Chick Lit: What Shamu Taught Me About Not Being An Annoying Nag

One of the things you learn very quickly in a relationship is that people have really annoying habits. This becomes especially apparent when you move in with someone and suddenly their little eccentricities become part of your everyday life, from the way they leave empty paper coffee cups on the table for weeks on end,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 15, 2008

Real Chick Lit: Things I’ve Learned From Women Who’ve Dumped Me

Getting dumped sucks, but there’s always a lesson to be learned from a failed relationship, right? Ben Karlin and the other men who contributed to Things I’ve Learned From Women Who’ve Dumped Me seem to think so. We had real-life couple (who have broken up and gotten back together) read and discuss the book of

By: Harley Block & Yasmin Zar / April 24, 2008