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    DescriptionThe Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name... We do it in the dark. Under the sheets. With a penlight. We wear sunglasses and a baseball hat at the bookstore. We have a "special place" where we store them. Let's face it: Not many folks are willing to publicly admit they love romance novels. Meanwhile, romance continues to be the bestselling fiction genre. Ever. So what's with all the shame? Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan -- the creators of the wildly popular blog Smart Bitches, Trashy Books -- have no shame! They look at the good, the bad, and the ugly in the world of romance novels and tackle the hard issues and questions: -- The heroine's irresistible Magic Hoo Hoo and the hero's untamable Wang of Mighty Lovin' -- Sexual trends. Simultaneous orgasms. Hymens. And is anal really the new oral? -- Romance novel cover requirements: man titty, camel toe, flowers, long hair, animals, and the O-face -- Are romance novels really candy-coated porn or vehicles by which we understand our sexual and gender politics? With insider advice for writing romances, fun games to discover your inner Viking warrior, and interviews with famous romance authors, "Beyond Heaving Bosoms" shows that while some romance novels are silly -- maybe even tawdry -- they can also be intelligent, savvy, feminist, and fabulous, just like their readers!


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    Title
    Beyond Heaving Bosoms
    Subtitle
    The Smart Bitches' Guide to Romance Novels
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sarah Wendell, By (author) Candy Tan, Illustrated by Joanne Renaud, Illustrated by Carol Main
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 294
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 268 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781416571223
    ISBN 10: 1416571221
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: WHX
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    BIC E4L: HUM
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    Libri: I-HU
    B&T Approval Code: A31225000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 53
    B&T Approval Code: A23284600
    BISAC V2.8: SOC028000, LIT004180
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 809.385
    DC22: 809.385
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    DC22: 809.3/85
    LC classification: PN3448.L67 W46 2009
    Edition statement
    Original
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    Simon Spotlight Entertainment
    Publication date
    05 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "A high-octane, hilarious and revelatory look at the romance genre...It's too much fun to be missed!" -- Lisa Kleypas, "New York Times" bestselling author