Lipstick Jungle: A Novel [Candace Bushnell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. It’s a jungle out there. Dress accordingly. In her fourth book. 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.

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Victory’s last collection bombed and Wendy’s twelve-year marriage to her metrosexual househusband is in freefall. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. When her marriage crumbles and the boathouse of her family home in Connecticut goes up lisptick flames, Pandy suddenly realizes she has an opportunity to reinvent herself.

Still, it would be perfect to take on a beach trip with the ladies and read while sipping daquiris that some handsome younger man brought you.

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Published August 8th by Czndace Books first published As with Sex and the CityI spent a lot of time thinking about where women were today, and what I noticed was that there was a fascinating group of women in their forties who were leading non-traditional lives. Jun 23, Love Fool rated it really liked it. But i kind of regret it. But it bushnell me that all the men were either dumb, or weak, or stupid, or something else that makes them unnecessary.

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Nico O’Neilly is the glamorous, brilliant editor of Bonfire Magazine –the pop-culture bible for fashion, show business, and politics. While managing work, family, and romantic relationships, the women predictably learn that friendship is the most important thing.


Lipstick Jungle is still a page-turner, and Bushnell’s ear for dialogue and eye for detail remain as sharp as ever, but these darker questions about meaning and fulfilment seem to have edged out her viper wit and there are fewer laughs, fewer enjoyably silly minor characters.

Share your thoughts with other customers. I came away on holiday with three books to read: Occasionally it just seemed like she had one ambitious character who was thrust into three different situations. From the Place in the Valley Deep in the Forest. Up until now, Carrie and her friends have been inseparable.

It is pure unadulterated fluff. Still, I enjoyed the book. It’s equally hard not to feel that there is more than just New York that’s familiar here: View all 5 comments. Would love a sequel to this to see where the three protagonists are in 5 years time.

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Find a book you’ll love, get our newsletter name email. They are not very likeable people or people anyone would root for. Books by Candace Bushnell. These characters are the exact reason why some men hate feminists; there is nothing wrong with being a strong woman but these women took it to another level of belittling and disrespecting the men in their lives.

Feb 06, Lora rated it did not like it.

Xandace are the kind of people who create awful situations in their lives and then blame everyone else when these situations go awry. Buy the selected items together This item: Were Victory, Wendy, and Nico inspired by any real-life women? Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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Summer and the City Summer is a magical bushndll in New York City and Carrie is in love with all of it—the crazy characters in her neighborhood, the vintage-clothing boutiques, the wild parties, and the glamorous man who has swept her off her feet.


What women can’t do that men can. Sex and the Citypublished inwas the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies. The thirst for power, for social prominence, and for marriages that are successful—at least to the public eye.

Being a strong women isn’t as easy as everyone assumes. This sharply observant, keenly funny comedy of manners is Bushnell at her most sassy and entertaining. Of course, it helps that I’ve worked in magazine publishing and have had my share of experience with Hollywood.

Lipstick Jungle

One consequence of this gender reversal is that the juungle misandry which underlies most of Bushnell’s work and indeed most chick-lit takes on a more sinister tone. When it becomes clear that a competitor is trying to oust her, something has to give–and Wendy must decide between her career and her marriage. Set up a giveaway. Everything felt scattered, from an all over the place time line to almost interchangeable, and therefore easily confusable, main characters. Cabdace one of the most powerful women in publishing, she seems to have it all.

This was much better than the guilty pleasure I was expecting. Summer and the City Carrie Diaries. How come this is all so predictable?

Now Playing Candace Bushell Interview. Lipstick Jungle–Television Show 11 14 Jun 21, If you ran a computer search to find the most frequently used word in Candace Bushnell’s new novel, it would almost certainly be ‘successful’, closely followed by ‘power’, ‘money’, ‘rich’, ‘women’ and ‘men’.