While both Weiner and Harbison focus on friends, they still follow the formula that every chick lit book must include a romance.
But as a genre, Dude Lit has as many reliable attributes as chick lit, with some rather stark differences.
“Given that my book was about a wedding, it was going to be a struggle to distance it from the chick lit category,” she said.
In chick lit, women lust after exactly the kind of sensitive, moody men Dude Lit authors write about.
In chick lit, women escape their failed romances and other troubles by traveling to exotic, beautiful places.
chick lit is a genre with zero suspense; each book reads like a thriller with only one suspect.
The Julia Roberts movie has fueled a $350 million industry based on chick lit.
In chick lit, when women age, they fret about being single and losing their looks and consider cosmetic surgery.
Lynn Harris is an award-winning journalist, author of the comic novel Death by chick lit , and co-creator of BreakupGirl.net.
chick lit heroines have never left the town or city they grew up in.
any literature that is intended to appeal more to women than men, with a focus on strong or quirky females