boy-chik Yiddish word for a young man with more chutzpah than brains. It's all about male-centered comic fiction, in the manner of P.G. Wodehouse, Peter De Vries (godfather of boychik) and more recent masters of the genre, Erik Tarloff (The Man Who Wrote the Book) and Peter Lefcourt (The Woody). Here's a place for commentary on this evolving form. You can buy Gerald's books from Amazon.com, bn.com, or your favorite bookseller in paper or ebook.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Rumors of Tucker Max's Retirement Greatly Overstated
Photo credit: Dimitri Vervitsiotis/Getty (on Daily Beast)
According to Rachel Kramer Bussel in her Daily Beast blog, there's a new genre emerging. Shall we call it gray lit? Main requirement, you have to be able to read above tenth-grade level, which automatically deselects a large portion of the younger population. A further consideration, of course, is whether you are able to read safely with corrective lenses. Kindle and iPad versions might not be as popular with this demographic as retro paper, at least not until the public libraries join the 21st century and actually start loaning them out for free. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/07/09/erotic-lit-your-grandmother-will-like.html