Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sex and the City

Sex and the City Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Once I got used to the format this book was written in, it was an entertaining read. Witty and wry - sometimes crude. It was disappointing in comparison to the TV show, but on its own I think this book was good.

Pub. Date: August 2006 (reissue)

Synopsis: In her search for love amidst an endless stream of lunches and cocktail parties, Bushnell paints a bleak but funny portrait of her sisters in heels as they get everything they want except for a husband and children. We follow the intrepid, hungover "reporter" from a swingers' club (where the hottest thing was the buffet table) to a male forum on threesomes; from dinner with men who bed models to a bawdy ladies' tea where a serial dater is dissected. During the last third of the book, the voice shifts from the first person to that of Carrie (aka Bushnell). As she chronicles her relationship with Mr. Big (aka cigar-chomping Vogue publisher Ron Galotti), you may begin to understand why these womens' relationships fail.

Recommended Reading:
Because She Can by Bridie Clark

1 comment:

Aths said...

I just bought this book 2 months back, but never got around to reading it. I hope to read it some time next year!