Jodi Picoult Says Fuck You to Lit World Sexism (and Nicholas Sparks)

After nearly two decades as a highly successful published author, Jodi Picoult is out on yet another book tour (this time for her novel Leaving Time) and not holding back on kickass soundbites about how shitty the lit world tends to be for women writers. And she even has a special "go fuck yourself" saved for King… » 11/26/14 7:00pm 11/26/14 7:00pm

Chick Lit Could Be Making You Feel Extra Crappy About Yourself

A new study suggests that chick lit — oh, that loathed genre title — can have a negative effect on your body image, especially if the leading female protagonist is particularly focused on her looks and weight. Researchers at Virginia Tech took two 3,200-word excerpts from chick lit novels that referenced the lead… » 1/21/13 10:50am 1/21/13 10:50am

New 'Fiction for Men' to Finally Offer Men the Chance to Read About Men…

Finally shedding the yoke of female dominance of the literary arts, the oft-ignored and long oppressed minority group known as "men" will finally have things to read made just for them. Starting in June, Esquire magazine will begin publishing a series of e-books called "Fiction for Men," finally giving voice to the… » 5/21/12 1:40pm 5/21/12 1:40pm

It's Such A Drag Dealing With Morons

There's something particularly distasteful about the tone of yesterday's Sunday Styles piece on book clubs. This woman joins a book group hoping to "network" with women in "upper echelon" positions, only to find they want to read Oprah's picks and Dan Brown. “'It was bad enough that they wanted to read "Da Vinci Code"… » 12/08/08 5:40pm 12/08/08 5:40pm