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This is Chick-Lit

Edited by Lauren Baratz-Logsted


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Publication Date: September 2006

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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.


Lauren Baratz-Logsted, Deanna Carlyle, Jennifer Coburn, Johanna Edwards, Karin Gillespie, Raelynn Hillhouse, Andrea Schicke Hirsch, Julie Kenner, Harley Jane Kozak, Stephanie Lehmann, Caren Lissner, Cara Lockwood, Ariella Papa, Kayla Perrin, Rachel Pine, Gena Showalter, Karen Siplin, Heather Swain

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About the Editor

Lauren  Baratz-Logsted

Lauren Baratz-Logsted lives in Danbury, Conn., with her husband Greg Logsted and their gorgeous daughter Jackie. Lauren is the author of the published novels The Thin Pink Line, Crossing the Line, A Little Change of Face and How Nancy Drew Saved My Life, all dark comedies; Vertigo, a literary novel set in the Victorian era with erotic and suspense undertones; and the forthcoming young adult novel Angel’s Choice. Lauren also has an essay in BenBella’s Jane AustenÐthemed anthology Flirting with Pride & Prejudice and is the editor of and a contributor to BenBella’s This is Chick-Lit.

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Publication Details

Format: Paperback

Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1 in.

Weight: 1 lbs.

Publication Date: September 2006

Format: E-book (epub)

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