SMART GIRLS LIKE ME, her debut novel, writer and blogger Diane
Vadino turns the typical "chick lit" formula on its head. Just
about the only thing about the book that resembles the typical
chick lit formula is its pink cover, cluttered with clothes.
Sure, the heroine, Betsy Nilssen, works in the fashion industry,
but it’s writing vapid copy for a failing Internet company,
of the most dysfunctional fictional workplaces ever described
(complete with bosses collectively known as "The Idiots"): "Fil