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Topic: Could someone present their definition of 'chick lit'?

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Subject: Could someone present their definition of 'chick lit'?
Date Posted: 6/20/2008 9:46 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2007
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I'd like to know if my definition of chick lit is the same as everyone elses.  I sort of define it as women's books, but not necessarily romance, regency, paranormal, etc., but sure would like a more definitive definition if anyone has one.  Thanks.  Pat

Date Posted: 6/21/2008 1:22 AM ET
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I found this not too long ago that puts in to words (much better than I would) my idea of chick-lit.

Whatever we call her genre, and whatever her age, the chick lit heroine moves through a rite of passage in her life's journey, from innocence to experience, illusion to disillusion, blindness to sight. In other words, she wakes up in her own life. Whether she's twenty, thirty, forty or more, the chick lit heroine goes through an age-old rite of passage into a new phase of adult female consciousness. Story events and other characters are there to open her eyes to her as yet unrealized potential and her emerging new self. She may have started her story looking for a man, or recognition from an outside source like her job or her parents' approval, but story events will force her instead to find and love herself--just as she is, and as she's becoming.

Date Posted: 6/21/2008 3:03 PM ET
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Thanks.  Pat

Date Posted: 7/25/2008 9:08 PM ET
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I was wondering this exact same thing!   Thank you Collette!  :)