Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell returns to familiar fixations in 4 Blondes – getting laid and getting rich. Blonde AmbitionCandace Bushnell created a sensation with her first book, Sex and the City, spawning an HBO series that has become a. Have a cocktail and read Candace Bushnell.” —Karen Karbo, The Oregonian ” Four Blondes is a punchy cluster of stories about sex, looks, money, more sex.
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Some of the satire on career women and feminists blpndes razor sharp. You can read this book in approximately 3 hours and be none the wiser. Alice I saw your youtube review of these as well. Modern times or shameless times??
Janey Wilcox and the journalist, especially the journalist are not very special. He keeps his emotions concealed and she is learning just how hard it is to be married to someone in the public eye.
Even after all this time I read this one a long time agoI still can remember clearly all the characters. This is a book with four unrelated stories.
I’m not quite sure what the author was going for with this one. Winne finds herself cheating on James with Tanner, a man who makes her feel cherished and loved. I did not like this book and would not recommend it to anyone They do have similar taste in shoes, drink a lot of cocktails and talk about sex a lot.
I almost felt okay not ever getting married or whatever. And can’t leave the house, can’t do anything because of how candxce are, how her life is. It is fine book if you look at it as whole, but when you try to take it in to the pieces and think about it too much busshnell started to be dull and over cliched.
Finally, in the most clearly autobiographical story, a writer gives up on the commitment-impaired men of New York and goes to London to bushnelll a husband. Otherwise, though, Bushnell’s ironic takes on the sexual blondws of the rich and famous are mordant, mischievous fun.
This book, however, is dreadful. Tellingly, the two authors called on to provide the obligatory jacket quotes here are Helen Fielding and Brett Easton Ellis, but although in Britain Bushnell is as often compared to Fielding as she is to Austen, she belongs firmly in the Easton Ellis school. I love sex in the city or sex and the city whatever universe your from, so I gave this a go.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. For example, there’s a budhnell story about a fashion model with no work skills and no formal education at all who is “shocked” that her equally brainless baby sister would marry a rock star — because supposedly rock stars are “beneath” jet-set fashion models. Pages to import blondex to Wikidata.
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Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 1, 31 8, 2. Bushnell really shows how “educated” white women from schools like Barnard and Wellesley sneer at minorities while aping their victim rhetoric. For other books with the same title, see Trading Up disambiguation.
She does a very good job at looking at women, at society and talking candidly about what’s going on. I don’t like any of the characters, but their unlikeability feels like it has nothing to say. In England the narrator lands on what might prove a definitive explanation for the dilemmas of the modern woman, one which flies in the face of feminist principle, but nevertheless contains an essential truth: Maybe these people picked up this book expecting erotica on every other page and were sad to see that this book is both about love and about how love isn’t enough or fades or can be really, really shitty at times.
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It is part of being perfect. In the end Janey busnhell managed to get an old, crudely written screenplay written years earlier into the hands of the right people in Hollywood and is poised to embark on a new path as a Hollywood movie producer. Being good-looking is part of mastering the world. Fiction Chick lit reviews. So, we now have the right to eat macaroons as we please, and women from every social strata can prostitute themselves freely – yipee!
I like to imagine that Bushnell decided to add that story as an afterthought and not an blodnes part of the compilation.
Not all women of course, but some women. I can’t complain about the author’s buahnell style, its funny, sassy and way too polished. I get the Sex and the City thing- I even loved the show for the first few seasons before they became walking cliches of superficiality and excess, but tha Before I launch into another diatribe about the enormous amount of crap that is this book, let me say that chick-lit CAN be smart, it can be fun and it can YES PLEASE have blonces protagonist that, while interested in dating and mating, isn’t obsessed over it or derive ALL of her self-esteem from it.
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