Best Funny Difficult Women Books--A Quest
December 2, 2015Dear Newsletter Subscribers,
This year I went on a quest to read the best funny fiction I could find about difficult women protagonists. I did this because I felt lonely after writing my own such book, The Last Will & Testament of Zelda McFigg, the tale of a 4'11", 237 pound woman with a habit of lying, burgling, and incinerating houses—a woman desperate to be seen and accepted for her talent and inner beauty.
Although there are many examples of good comedy that is glib, slick, or trendily caustic, this is not what I longed for. I craved well-written, well-published literary fiction written with an original voice that would be good in any era. Stories about real, flawed, not necessarily likable grown-up women.
Here is my list, (published in the December/January 2016 edition of BUST magazine).
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If you know other such books, I’d love to hear about them. You can email me at Betsy@BetsyRobinson-writer.com. Thanks.
P.S. You can find all these books on amazon or bn.com. And you can find my recent books here:
The Last Will & Testament of Zelda McFigg
The Trouble with the Truth by my mother, Edna Robinson (edited by me)