Friday, June 14, 2013

Author whining is unattractive

Boys and Reading: Is There Any Hope?

Don't you love this quote:
Naturally, authors are writing for this ready group. The current surge in children’s literature has been fueled by talented young female novelists fresh from M.F.A. programs who in earlier times would have been writing midlist adult fiction. Their novels are bought by female editors, stocked by female librarians and taught by female teachers. It’s a cliché but mostly true that while teenage girls will read books about boys, teenage boys will rarely read books with predominately female characters.
Mr. Lipsyte is a best selling author. And, dare I say, universally stocked in libraries.
I'm horrified at the misogynistic whining in his piece.
Women aren't keeping you down, sir.

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