Le Journal de Bridget Jones


Writing in The International Herald Tribune, Rachel Donadio considers the many ways chick lit has been adapted and reconceived in India, Indonesia, Poland, and elsewhere:

Sometimes dismissed as a marketing ploy, Western cultural imperialism or a throwback to pre-feminism, chick lit is proving an extremely adaptable genre, one that has tapped into larger social shifts in places like India and post-Communist Eastern Europe, where traditional values collide in unexpected ways with a new economic order.

Tim Cavanaugh discovers counterterrorist chick lit here, I interview sex-worker-turned-chick-lit-author Tracy Quan here, and Charles Paul Freund celebrates commercial culture here.