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This Is Chick-Lit (Paperback)

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By Lauren Baratz-Logsted (Editor)
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Description



The genre of fiction known as chick-lit has been a lightning rod for debate in the world of literature, raising questions such as Is chick-lit really literature or just harmless fluff? Is this really an accurate portrayal of the lives of modern women? Eighteen renowned authors--including Jennifer Coburn, Raelynn Hillhouse, Harley Jane Kozak, Cara Lockwood, and Rachel Pine--weigh in with the best of chick-lit, proving that this genre deserves as much, or more, respect as any other. In addition to their story, each author elaborates on her feelings about the "chick-lit" label and recommends literary fiction writers that have inspired them.

About the Author


Lauren Baratz-Logsted is the author of Crossing the Line, A Little Change of Face, and The Thin Pink Line. She is a former independent bookseller, book reviewer, and freelance editor. She lives in Danbury, CT.

Praise For…


Chick-lit authors fight back with this collection of stories by women writers proud to wear the chick-lit label. Chick-lit devotees will appreciate discovering new authors, and the uninitiated will be pleasantly surprised.”
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"A long overdue and smart answer to the naysayers of an often maligned genre."
Nelson DeMille, author, Plum Island

"Like a lot of snotty literary types, I have often sneered at chick litI'm here to tell you: I was wrong."
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Product Details
ISBN: 9781933771014
ISBN-10: 1933771011
Publisher: Benbella Books
Publication Date: August 11th, 2006
Pages: 272
Language: English