chick lit

genre of literature that is written for and by women

Chick lit or chick literature is genre fiction, which "consists of heroine-centered narratives that focus on the trials and tribulations of their individual protagonists". The genre often addresses issues of modern womanhood—from romantic relationships to female friendships to matters in the workplace—in humorous and lighthearted ways. At its onset, chick lit's protagonists tended to be "single, white, heterosexual, British and American women in their late twenties and early thirties, living in metropolitan areas". The genre became popular in the late 1990s, with chick lit titles topping bestseller lists and the creation of imprints devoted entirely to chick lit. Chick lit critics generally agreed that British author Catherine Alliott's The Old Girl Network (1994) was the start of the chick lit genre and the inspiration for Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary (1996) which was wildly popular and is the "ur-text" of chick lit.
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genre: chick lit


The Devil Wears Prada

2003 novel by Lauren Weisberger

author: Lauren Weisberger


Cause Celeb

novel by Helen Fielding

author: Helen Fielding


The Nanny Diaries

2002 Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus novel

author: Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus


I've Got Your Number

boek van Sophie Kinsella

author: Sophie Kinsella


Bergdorf Blondes

book by Plum Sykes

author: Plum Sykes


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