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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

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    • 4.6, 18 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

4.6 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Lexi Witches ,

Love it

Great podcast. Don’t normally read “chic lit” but the books Caroline and guests discuss open up an intrigue in the genre for me. I’m a fan of Caroline’s and her take on things in general since The Pool days, so I trust her recommendations. I recommend this podcast for a good dive into well known chic lit books, a bit of craic and a few ideas of what to read next!

AMK44 ,

Mad about this

ADORE the concept - chick lit is 🔥 and its writers are talented af. The recent Devil Wears Prada ep was unreal 🙋🏼‍♀️

minifigs ,

So good!

This is such a great podcast. Caroline O’Donoghue is a warm, funny, and engaging host. The guests are all excellent and you really get a sense of the books and why they’re important

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