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Sick of feeling guilty about the books you should be reading, but aren’t? Annoyed that the books you read don’t seem to “count” as literature? Join author and journalist Caroline O’Donoghue as she discovers the chick-lit classics her guests were raised on, from schmaltzy romances to family comedies to bodice-ripping dramas. We talk to authors, fans and cultural critics about what makes chick-lit tick, and investigate why it’s so often overlooked.

Sentimental Garbage Justice for Dumb Women

    • Arts
    • 4.9, 113 Ratings

Sick of feeling guilty about the books you should be reading, but aren’t? Annoyed that the books you read don’t seem to “count” as literature? Join author and journalist Caroline O’Donoghue as she discovers the chick-lit classics her guests were raised on, from schmaltzy romances to family comedies to bodice-ripping dramas. We talk to authors, fans and cultural critics about what makes chick-lit tick, and investigate why it’s so often overlooked.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

Lorcan O'C ,

Borrowing from my sisters bookshelf: the podcast

Caitlin Moran flavored, anglo-irish, cosy and fun listen that guys can definitely enjoy as well (I imagine it's under 5% listening..?) SG reminds me of reading my mums/ sisters/ girlfriends books and is a lovely way to detox from the plethora of 2-guys-and-at-best-one-token-girl podcasts out there.

Nice to see the overlap in guests with Debrief / Juvenelia podcasts that I’ve enjoyed for a while too.

ollyrm ,

One of the best!

I get so many fantastic reading recommendations from this podcast, it never fails to make me laugh.

@bird_hari ,

Brilliant Books Podcast

I have discovered so many interesting titles through this podcast, including some old faves of mine! (Bridget Jones’ diary ep. and Millie’s fling ep.)
Presenters (Caroline) and guests are always enthusiastic and you can tell they love books.
I would recommend to anybody looking for some new reading material, and have a little laugh along the way!

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