(and I got retweeted by EBC patron saint Jennifer Weiner. Yay!)
On Jonathan Franzen, the Times' Book Review, and Why Women's Fiction Gets Short Shrift:
"Jonathan Franzen’s new novel, “Freedom,” arrives this week with considerable fanfare... But the glowing reviews and attention the book garnered also provoked a little bit of anger. It began when bestselling author Jodi Picoult criticized The New York Times Book Review for its undue attention to the aforementioned group of writers to the exclusion of more mainstream, popular titles — many of them written by women.