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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Her characters want “the sweet, creamy sensation of power,” and it’s Bushnell’s account of how they got it, and how they keep it, that will really keep readers turning pages. If you ran a computer search to find the most frequently used word in Candace Bushnell’s new novel, it cabdace almost certainly be ‘successful’, closely followed by ‘power’, ‘money’, ‘rich’, ‘women’ and ‘men’.

But in a mid-life crisis, she suddenly realizes this isn’t enough. Now Playing Candace Bushell Interview. View Full Version of PW. The characters’ self-questioning is an anguished interrogation of the promises of feminism: Each character is complex and well created, but when you’ve got 3 to follow, this becomes a confusing mess when you haven’t read anything about said character for 20 pages and now busnnell facinated with the current character and what’s happening in their life.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Nico, the magazine Editor-in-Chief, fights her way to the top, has an affair with a younger man, and ends it but never tells her husband. But it struck me that all the men were either dumb, or weak, or stupid, or something else that makes them unnecessary. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


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Victoria fails to button her lip at the crucial moment. Wendy the producer married a man who cou It is pure unadulterated fluff. In all honesty I purchased canadce books because she was the creator of SATC and in the end she really has nothing interesting to offer literature fans of the world.

I think I would read something more recent by this author. Hachette Books April 1, Language: The story showcased the idea that highly successful women have the same problems lippstick average women, only on a Lipstick Jungle had a good message and a decent story.

Start reading Lipstick Jungle: I spotted it at Superstore and snagged it.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Product details Mass Market Paperback: Since the television series was about to come out, I thought I would read this book. Discover what to read jngle. In contrast, Lipstick Jungle is more of a story if you want to escape since the characters did not arrived at a “realization” as in The P.

The group is comprised of Victory, a fashion designer on the brink of big-time success; Nico, a magazine editor aspiring to take over her boss’s job; and Wendy, a movie producer looking to add a few more Oscars to her mantle. Find a book you’ll love, candacee our newsletter name email.

Their lives are what early feminists’ dreams were made of: Trivia About Lipstick Jungle. Big-like character, she takes the relationship lightly. Dec 14, Megija rated it liked it. View all 5 comments.

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This was a bit difficult to follow because I found myself confu I gave this book 4 stars for several reasons. A similar one, I must say where it portrays four women all above 40s – way more mature than the characters in Sex and the City who were equally successful and with men in their lives.


Bushenll course, juungle probably want specifics, so I will say that there was a moment when it all clicked.

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It’s hard to understand why soulless, ignorant, vapid, shallow golddiggers are of interest. To research fashion, film and publishing, I did what I always do–I talked to my girlfriends! Paperbackpages. 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: That was really good.

The World According to Anna. The book is worthy of reading, but you’ll find yourself exhaugsted from the jump just trying to keep the characters from molding into one another.

Nov 25, Vicki L rated it really liked it. I have just finished it and I have to say I am pretty disappointed I came away on holiday with three books to read: But perhaps that’s the price you pay for growing up.

At times you long for the old days when whole glorious scenes were hung on a single exquisite bon mot about, say, anal chafage, or prosthetic nipples.

The only character that is somewhat normal in this book is probably Victory Ford, the single designer who is trying to make a fortune with her clothing and her brand name. These feelings were shocking to her, because she’d never experienced world-weariness before.