Books: You've Got Male

Do men have an answer to chick lit? Three new books by and about guys give it a shot

If chicks have chick lit, what do guys have? There's a clever answer out there--which unfortunately is just the other side of printable in a family magazine--but it is a serious question. So-called chick-lit authors like Helen Fielding and Candace Bushnell are writing smart, incisive, funny-as-hell books about what it's like to be a woman in the current romantic marketplace. Shouldn't a few guys step up and do the same? A few guys besides Nick Hornby, that is?

Let's meet bachelor No. 1: Tom Farrell is the hero of Love Monkey (William Morrow; 336 pages) by Kyle Smith (an editor at...

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