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Elizabeth City State University

1704 Weeksville Rd
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

General Phone: 252-335-3400
Financial Aid Phone: 252-335-3283
Sector: Public, 4-year or above
Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges--General

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Women's lives are reflected in 'chic lit' genre - Toledo Blade

Typical is Emily's Reasons Why Not, by Carrie Gerlach; it's slated to be a sitcom pilot starring Heather Graham on the ABC network in January, said Pam Spengler-Jaffee, of William Morrow/Avon books."I wouldn't be here if I weren't alone," the book starts, with Emily in a psychologist's waiting room. "I haven't lost touch with reality and I don't hear voices. I'm just having trouble concentrating on anything except the chiming of my ovaries."Before the chick met lit, Terry McMillan had written Waiting to Exhale (1992) and How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1996).In the mid-1990s, Helen Fielding was writing 1,000-word columns for the Independent newspaper in London, which she eventually wove around an updated Pride and Prejudice plot, and published in Bridget Jones's Diary. Bridget was an appealing mess; optimistic, spirited, and trying hard to get it right, without knowing what "it" was. The 2001 movie introduced Bridget to America.Meanwhile, Candace Bushnell wrote a column called "Sex and the City" for the New York Observer, which became a book and then the addictive HBO television series.Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood was a word-of-mouth bestseller after its paperback release in 1998. And Melissa Banks enjoyed a hit with her 1999 - more available