This Book Should Be Pink

Men may not admit to reading chick lit but they for sure occasionally write it.  It’s hard to immediately identify their work as such.  Unlike in the case of their female counterparts, publishers don’t feel the need to print their books in tell-tale pastels.  Perhaps this is so as to not offend their male writers who delusionally believe they’ve written an admittedly emotional but still masculine missive on the inner strength to love and laugh.  Or perhaps, publishers, looking to their bottom lines, see these writers as an opportunity to seduce male readers interested in a ‘delicious’ read but who wouldn’t dream of picking up Elizabeth Noble or Sophie Kinsella.  For those readers, there is Tony Parsons.  And if anyone doubts the book’s machismo cred, there is Darth Vader on the cover for good measure.

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