That was then and this is now, and the divide between men (nonfiction) and women (fiction) is simply a given in publishing today. Cartoonist Tony Millionaire notices the gap widening further and illustrates it with this little dialog:
Her: You should read this great book! It's about these people who -
Him: So, when did this stuff happen?
Her: It didn't happen, it's a novel...
Him: So, it's like telling a dream?