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This Is Not Chick Lit by Elizabeth Merrick
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Mar 23, 11

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I picked this up in hopes of having something to read that wasn't fluff and didn't feel like work. I got what I wanted and then some. I like the premise of the collection, to give a peak at some of the women authors of today who do something that isn't typical chick lit. Not all of the stories were great for me, but it's a matter of personal preference.

A number of reviews here state that the stories in this collection still deal with love/romance/findingmen/wantingmen and thus they are chick lit. I think they miss the point that these themes are a part of life, it's how the author addresses them that puts something in (or out) of the chick lit genre. These short stories do not take the typical "woman pining for man, finding wrong men, finally finding the right man" formula. Quite refreshing, really.
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