The new, grown-up heroines in Candace Bushnell’s Lipstick Jungle are rich, glamorous and a little desperate. Money, not love, is the priority as. The New York women on the make in Lipstick Jungle are a tougher breed than Candace Bushnell’s Sex and the City girls. But Carrie O’Grady. Though Bushnell’s fourth book opens in familiar Sex and the City territory—a fashion show in Bryant Park where attendees sport Jimmy Choo.

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Silly summer fluff, with a generous helping of sex.

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Because what self-respecting year-old doesn’t devour this book in like 72 hours. They’d been working for over twenty years, their children were now in their early teens and didn’t need them every minute, and now, in their forties or early fifties, they had time to strive for new career goals and to spend more time with their girlfriends.

They are not desperately seeking The One, nor do they spend much time discussing their sex lives. But the question is frivolously rhetorical – no attempt is made to answer it. But perhaps that’s the price you pay for growing up. Contemporary celebrities are name-checked throughout, but only one throwaway reference gives a clue that these characters have ever read any part of a newspaper other than the gossip columns: I would have liked more details about the city, but she gives enough to allow your mind to invision the scenes Whilst I really enjoyed the TV shows Sex and the City and Lipstick Jungle, which were both inspired by her writing, I think the credit for their respective and, admittedly, varying success belongs to people other than Bushnell herself.


Not great but much better than Sex and the City. Victory makes a mint on a hat and Nico pays off the boy-toy. Discover what to read next. I see this book as a ridiculous attempt to capture the experience of Sex In The City without any real drama. I suppose that after watching SATC for several years- you naturally develop relationships with the characters so even though they are superficial- you still care about them. Plus, it was also a nice refreshment to read about older women, women in their late 30s who can do it all and have it all.

I think I would read something more recent by this author. Sure, some parts annoyed me but it’s a nice refreshment to see women with money, power, and choices. Apart from that, I hate chapters that are 25 pages long. Now I begin to wonder why dildo was created in the first place, eh? But the truth of the matter is that it was entertaining enough and it’s okay for a book to be just that.

Yet in the course of the novel, each undergoes a moment of existential despair, chased by unanswered questions that amount to the same thing: For example, in the novel Wendy is very overwhelmed with her responsibilities at work and struggles a lot more with achieving a perfect work-family balance than she does in the TV show.

So, if you want a book that you can just disconnect and not use your mind for- I suppose this one might be what you are looking for. This was a bit difficult to follow because I found myself confused and questioning, “Wait, who is Victory again, what does she do? She had arrived at her destination, and she had everything she’d worked so hard for: What happens when women act like stereotypical men?


Of course, this did not stop my from buying a book at bushnnell airport I am a serious bookshop junkie and since I was going on holiday, I thought I would get something fairly trashy and easy. Aug 25, Raquel Bernardes rated it it was ok Shelves: It is pure unadulterated fluff.

I suppose that after watching SATC for several years- you naturally develop relationships with the As a “Sex and the City” viewer, I thought I was going to enjoy this book; however, that was not the case.

Everything felt scattered, from an lipsick over the place time line to almost interchangeable, and therefore easily confusable, main characters. Wendy the producer married a man who cou It is pure unadulterated fluff.

Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell

The characters and situations in Lipsgick Jungle were inspired by the real-life women I know and admire in New York City. All of them who idolise the four tough women in the series.

This time around, the ladies are a bit older, a lot richer, but not particularly wiser nor more endearing than Bushnell’s earlier heroines. Now we’ve got here and found that it isn’t true, and we’re very upset!

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