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This Is Chick-lit

3.34  ·  Rating Details  ·  122 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 281 pages
Published (first published March 15th 2006)
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Amkemp Kemp
Oct 25, 2009 Amkemp Kemp rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
Didn't do much to bolster the impression of "chick-lit" Some were good, some were ok, and some were awful
Nov 18, 2015 Katherine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gave-up-on
Actual Rating: 0.5 stars.
I thought that This is Chick Lit was going to be a funny girl power collection of stories, but boy was I wrong. The three short stories I read/skimmed made me uncomfortable and focused too much on sex. I get this is supposed to be a book about real women and real life, but do the authors realize that for someone women sex isn't everything? (Shocking, I know.) I think my favorite part of this book (that I actually read) was the introduction where one of the authors jokes
Sep 28, 2013 Kamilah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny thing is, I thought this book was aiming to teach readers how to write chick-lit. In my defense, it WAS in the writing section. When I found out it wasn't, I was PO'ed for money wasted (Yeah, I should have checked more thoroughly) and put it on my shelf. But maybe a year or so later, I decided to pick up the book at work and read it since I needed to kill time.

I really loved it! Each story was very interesting, a diverse collection of short stories. Stories about love, self-esteem, men, li
Jan 23, 2009 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, reviewed
This is a collection of shore stories that was gathered in response to a book, This is not Chick-lit. So, it was to fight some of the stigma attached to chick-lit. There are 18 short stories by different authors in the book.

Most of the stories I found very enjoyable. There weren't any that I skipped or felt like is this over yet about. Most of the stories I enjoyed and wanted to know more about the characters after the story was over. Also the stories were also varied which was nice, some were
Aug 28, 2007 aimee rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The first story was crap and that isn't a very good way to start out a book of short stories. Some of the stories were entertaining, like the one where the woman in Paris keeps stumbling on murdered bodies. Other than that, it was just alright.

A variety of interesting stories by a various writers. There was a lot of variety in quality and enjoyment for me, but by the end some of the theme just started to bore me and feel very repetitive.
Some of the stories I enjoyed quite a bit, while just a few I could have done without. Overall, a quick, fun read where I may find new authors to add to my growing to read list.
Oct 06, 2011 Season rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I think am I just tired of short stories becaues I found this rather boring. There were some funny moments in each story, but....i wouldn't read it again.
a collection of short "chick lit" stories. Some are better than others, as would be the case with any collection of short stories.
Dec 19, 2008 Maria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some short stories in this anthology are better than others, and some I would not even classify as chick-lit:-) Good quick read!
Jun 12, 2009 Virginia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent argument against literary/intra-female snobbery. I enjoyed most of the stories in this book.
Aug 30, 2007 Landismom rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who reeeeaallly like chick lit
Shelves: beach-reading
Aug 17, 2007 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was one of the first chick lit books I had read; wasn't too bad.
Aug 03, 2011 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not really my type of lit, but I'm attempting it
Nov 25, 2007 Heather rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Read a handful, didn't really keep my interest.
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Lauren grew up in Monroe, CT, where her father owned a drugstore at which her mother was the pharmacist. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut at Storrs, where she majored in psychology. She also has what she calls her “half-Masters” in English from Western Connecticut State University (five courses down, another five to go…someday!).

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