Welcome

Welcome to the personal website of Sarah Wendell, the Media Pundit of Man Titty — better known as Smart Bitch Sarah from Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. Sarah is the co-founder of Smart Bitches, and the author of the book Everything I Know About Love, I Learned from Romance Novels, coming in October 2011 from Sourcebooks.

Sarah is also the co-author of Beyond Heaving Bosoms: the Smart Bitches’ Guide to Romance Novels, published in April 2009 by Touchstone Fireside. Yes, Sarah really does seem to like Really Long Titles for things!

From discussions of the popularity and market reach of romance novels to written essays explaining the heuristic value of blog commenting communities, Sarah’s media exposure is varied and somewhat spicy. She’d love to speak with you about romance novels and the amazing smart women who read and write them. Why, you’re probably reading a romance right now, and you didn’t even know it.

Sarah’s television, print media, and radio appearances are here, as well as her press kit. If you’re interested in learning more about blogging, online brand promotion or digital publishing, Sarah can host a workshop for your writing group. To ask a question, or if you want to suggest a better caption for the sexxxy couples on the left, use the Contact page to email Sarah directly.

Buy the Books!

Book Cover Available Now!
Combining the wisdom and wit of romance readers and authors, this book puts to rest the idea that romances create unrealistic expectations of love, relationships, and sex. Romances can teach us about finding the ideal partner, weathering conflict, discovering our preferences, and, most of all, about loving and appreciating ourselves.




book In stores now!
A guide to the most popular and maligned fiction genre, this hilariously sarcastic but always affectionate study of romance novels is perfect for hardcore fans and dabblers alike.

From Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan — the Bitches who brought you the smash website, Smart Bitches, Trashy Books.

Behold, The Bitches...

Friday Videos Like Pythagoras Switch

Anna Richland forwarded me a link to a long video of Rube Goldberg machines built for a Japanese children’s show called Pythagoras Switch. I didn’t want to embed an 18 minute video – that’s like asking you to get caught at work not working, right? Bu...

Posted by SB Sarah on Friday, 11.21.14

116. Sarah, Elyse & Sarah MacLean: Historical Romance, Regency Pools and NPR

In this episode, Elyse and Sarah interview Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author of historical romance. We talk about Billionaire Dinosaurs, but more about her upcoming book, Never Judge a Lady by her Cover, which comes out Tuesday, 25 Nov...

Posted by SB Sarah on Friday, 11.21.14

Check It Out!

I was a guest on The Gayle King show on October 10, talking about Everything I Know About Love, I Learned from Romance Novels. Here’s a 1:10 clip from the show where I highlight the top two lessons learned from reading romance novels. I received a TON of compliments about my necklace and my shoes […]

Appearances

Want to know if my travel plans bring me close to your area?

Check out my calendar of scheduled appearances. I'd love to meet you - I love meeting romance readers!