What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should)

Timeless Secrets to Get Everything you Want in Love, Life, and Work

Author: Ronda Rich

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101078251

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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A Southern Belle Primer meets The Rules in this engaging volume that explains the mystique of Southern women and why they always get what they want, and shows women how to get the same kind of romantic, professional, and personal success.

Chick Lit

The New Woman's Fiction

Author: Suzanne Ferriss,Mallory Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136092501

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 8537


From the bestselling Bridget Jones's Diary that started the trend to the television sensation Sex and the City that captured it on screen, "chick lit" has become a major pop culture phenomenon. Banking on female audiences' identification with single, urban characters who struggle with the same life challenges, publishers have earned millions and even created separate imprints dedicated to the genre. Not surprisingly, some highbrow critics have dismissed chick lit as trashy fiction, but fans have argued that it is as empowering as it is entertaining. This is the first volume of its kind to examine the chick lit phenomenon from a variety of angles, accounting for both its popularity and the intense reactions-positive and negative-it has provoked. The contributors explore the characteristics that cause readers to attach the moniker "chick" to a particular book and what, if anything, distinguishes the category of chick lit from the works of Jane Austen on one end and Harlequin romance novels on the other. They critique the genre from a range of critical perspectives, considering its conflicted relationship with feminism and postfeminism, heterosexual romance, body image, and consumerism. The fourteen original essays gathered here also explore such trends and subgenres as "Sistah Lit," "Mommy Lit," and "Chick Lit Jr.," as well as regional variations. As the first book to consider the genre seriously, Chick Lit offers real insight into a new generation of women's fiction.

Tribades, Tommies and Transgressives; History of Sexualities

Volume I

Author: Mary McAuliffe,Sonja Tiernan

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443807885

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

View: 5963


The annual Lesbian Lives conference has been held in University College Dublin since 1993. The success of the conference held in 2006 entitled ‘Historicising the Lesbian’ inspired this collection of essays. From the dozens of papers delivered, the chapters chosen for inclusion in this volume cover a wide period in history from the medieval to the very modern, a huge range of subject areas and diverse historical interests. The many subjects areas dealt with will allow a widening of our knowledge of lesbian history and encourage more in-depth investigation into the many issues raised within.

The New York Mirror

A Weekly Gazette of Literature and the Fine Arts

Author: Samuel Woodworth,George Pope Morris,Nathaniel Parker Willis

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 8253



Roger Ebert's video companion

1996 edition

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780836204575

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 981

View: 1745


Fully indexed by title, stars, and director and thoroughly cross-referenced, this guide to movies on video also features lists of outstanding movies, new interviews, and full-length reviews