The truth is that chick lit is bad for America because it’s bad for ambitious, literary writers, male or female. And that means it’s bad for all of us. As America increasingly devalues intellectual rigor, education and compassion, it becomes harder and harder to find a good book. And believe me—the ex-fiction editor—it’s not because they’re not out there. It’s because the market is saturated by bad writers claiming to rep for all women, crowding the bookshelves, making sure their one marginal, vapid story is produced ten million times over, like some pretty pink version of hell.
Wow. Does it sound to you like this "ex-fiction editor" might be miffed because she just received another rejection letter on the literary novel she slaved over every weekend during the years she collected paychecks for editing chick lit books? Poor thing.
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