Monday, February 13, 2006

Examining the popularity of book clubs

An author chronicles her experience

When Curtis Sittenfeld (pictured right) began visiting book clubs after her first novel was published, she found that her experiences were not the "estrogen-suffused love fests I'd envisioned." Intrigued? Then read Sittenfeld's essay in the New York Times, You Hate Me, You Really Hate Me.

Sittenfeld, by the way, became the target of some unflattering comments by another author, Jennifer Weiner, on the topic of chick lit (literature that appeals to women). A post last July on Weiner's blog offers interesting insight into the divide that appears to exist among some women writers. To read Weiner's post and decide for yourself if it has any merit, click here.

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Shirazi said...

Thanks for this find. I am going there.

Deb S. said...

Shi: Happy exploring. :-)