Book Reviews of This Is Not Chick Lit : Original Stories by America's Best Women Writers

This Is Not Chick Lit : Original Stories by America's Best Women Writers
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ISBN-13: 9780812975673
ISBN-10: 0812975677
Publication Date: 8/1/2006
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed This Is Not Chick Lit : Original Stories by America's Best Women Writers on + 59 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Since the only requirement is for the writer to be female, there is no "theme" and the stories span from tragic to comical. Sadly it's pretty hit or miss, there's a small handful of stories I'd consider "great", a few I thought were outright bad and the majority were simply servicable and forgettable. As a whole though, the writing level here is very high, I just wasn't very engaged throughout. Worth reading if you're a fan of short stories, but I would get it from the library or here rather than spending money on it.
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Helpful Score: 3
I rarely read short stories, but I heard an interview with the editor of this book on the radio so I decided to try it. I was very impressed. I enjoyed almost every single story in the book. The stories were varied and included romance, satire, and contemporary fiction. Highly recommended.
reviewed This Is Not Chick Lit : Original Stories by America's Best Women Writers on + 43 more book reviews
Excellent book, great writers. I recommend it highly!