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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Observer review: 4 Blondes by Candace Bushnell | Books | The Guardian
I picked acndace up in a charity shop so many years ago because of the author and it was just terrible, I mean I was really young but still I was young enough the realise how self absorbed these characters are and how dull this book was as well.
I actually threw it across the room after reading it bushell I was so disgusted. I almost felt okay not ever getting married or whatever.
They all seem trapped and sad. Very well written and easy to read: The novel continues the story of Janey Wilcox, an aging supermodel first featured bhshnell Bushnell’s Four Blondes. The four novellas here share a social landscape and a central pool of characters, but are linked more pertinently by the physiognomy of the female protagonists, who occupy different points on the same graph while keeping their thirty-something insecurities boondes common.
Yes, we are the city that loves money, hot careers, and hard to get into restaurants but we do have a heart. Lists with This Book.
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Open Preview See a Problem? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Janey has issues, a lot of them, and yes, bushnelll I said, she is selfish, but all of Bushnell’s characters are complex, even if not directly. She doesn’t mince words; physically unpleasant elements of sexual experience are dealt with in the same deadpan, knowing tone as emotions and career ambition, but the end note is optimistic, suggesting that a successful marriage is possible, but only if its limitations are accepted, and it is not expected to fulfil every desire.
Her women are no less grasping and self-obsessed than the brash Wall Street cast of American Psycho, and they do not know how to laugh at themselves; there is no room here for gentle Bridget Jones-like bushnelk about wobbly thighs.
It was the best of blondes — it was the worst of blondes. She leaves Bloneds, sad that she has to leave a man behind who has just told her that he loves her. He’s sitting in the living room in a red-and-white-striped shirt, suspenders still looped over his shoulders, drinking a beer with his buddies from the network whose names I still can’t be bothered to remember, when I come down the blondew, wearing a white brocade dress with grey mink trim and long grey gloves.
Janey Wilcox, heroine of the first story, ‘Nice ‘N’ Easy’, is a model and minor xandace who, at 31, is clinging to her flimsy career by the tips of her exquisitely manicured fingernails. Feb 27, Emily rated it did not like it Shelves: Generally awful and so much body shaming and really bad ideals which could really harm a reader.
I love sex in the city or sex and the city whatever universe your lbondes, so I gave this a go. I just want there to be a point. This isn’t the expected tale of a grasping, gold digger who gets her comeuppance. I actually remember reading this years ago and going through the worst rated titles on goodreads the awful book springs back to my mind.
I can’t say that I liked it. It is fine book if you look at it as whole, but when you try to take it in to busbnell pieces and think about it too much it started to be dull and over cliched. It is the final, short story that is the most intriguing. However, i happened to be reading Ibsen’s A Doll’s House at the same time and it made a fascinating comparative study re: My favorite story is Platinum, the one featuring a paranoid princess.
On the Bookalicious scale: Pages to import images to Wikidata. Four Blondes cha “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.
4 Blondes, by Candace Bushnell
I wouldn’t even let my dog read this book. RomanceChick lit. Modern times or shameless times?? Refresh and try again.
I’m fine with unlikeable characters.