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'Chick Lit': Beach Read Sub-Genres

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'Chick Lit': Beach Read Sub-Genres

'Chick Lit': Beach Read Sub-Genres

'Chick Lit': Beach Read Sub-Genres

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Brooke Gladstone, co-host of NPR's On the Media, explores the booming business of "chick lit" — all those trashy beach reads with the pastel-colored covers. They've become so popular, there are sub-categories now: African-American chick lit, Christian chick-lit, and now even a more "manly" version known as "lad lit." Can a gal spend an evening reading chick lit and still respect herself in the morning? And will lad lit be an economic success?

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