chick lit


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chick lit

n. Informal
Literature intended to appeal primarily to women, especially books that emphasize human relationships and emotions rather than action or adventure.

chick lit

n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms)
a. a genre of fiction concentrating on young working women and their emotional lives
b. (as modifier): chick-lit romances.
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A delightful debut that harks back to the early days of Chick Lit when heroines were flawed, funny, and forever battling for love and happiness.
Part whodunit, part chick lit, part ghost story, and all pure entertainment, it's a wickedly funny ride with a romantic undertone.
Chick lit Chick lit Album of the week The Prodigy - The Day Is My Enemy, PS8.
Novelty underpants, dodgy perfumes and chick lit have been described as the country's most "rubbish" presents.
E]ven if the writing is far superior to that commonly associated with commercial fiction, the novel's flippant tone--and the fact that it never really probes very far beneath the surface of what the characters are thinking--makes it read like a more highbrow version of chick lit.
As Kapish Mehra, managing director of Rupa Publications points out, "Earlier an average book of fiction used to sell 5,000 copies to make it a bestseller, chick lit ( or lad lit as in the case of Bhagat) has changed all that.
Dit wil soms voorkom of chick lit die literere ekwivalent van popmusiek is.
It suggests chick lit might be used to fight poor body esteem by creating stories in which characters who are less than perfect seek support from family and friends.
It looked at "the effect of protagonist body weight and body esteem on female readers' body esteem" and concluded that "scholars and health officials should be concerned about the effect chick lit novels might have on women's body image".
Cathy Woodman's feelgood chick lit book, It's a Vet's Life, will put you in the mood for Christmas.
Throughout the first decade of the tri-millennium women have continued to read chick lit and watch chick flicks, a genre of fiction and film first emerging in the mid-1990s.
Special 70th anniversary publication ADELE Parks knows that her audience will be mainly made up of women when she talks at Birmingham Library next week - but the chick lit writer says she also has a secret male following.