Chick- and Lad-Lit Picks

1. PS, I Love You Irish prime minister’s daughter Cecelia Ahern, a photogenic 22, pumps out a sentimental (and heavily marketed) tale of sweethearts parted by death. (Hyperion; $21.95)

2. Love Monkey People book and music editor Kyle Smith sets pathetic and emotionally stunted relationship high jinks in the offices of a New York Post–like tabloid. (William Morrow; $23.95)

3. Miss Media Writer and comedian Lynn Harris offers sharp, smart satire about a frantic online advice columnist battling the evil superpowers of the self-help industry. (iUniverse; $25.95)

4. Five Men Who Broke My Heart In a memoir, journalist Susan Shapiro decides, High Fidelity–style, to track down her memorable exes, with mixed results. (Delacorte; $21.95)

5. Booty Nomad MTV producer Scott Mebus brings the subtlety of his medium to a debut about a New Yorker dumped by the Eater of Souls, then smitten with the Goddess. (Miramax; $23.95)

Chick- and Lad-Lit Picks