Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell

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The new novel that fans of the bestselling author have been waiting for, about three sexy, powerful career women who will do anything to stay at the top of their fields

Victory Ford is the darling of the fashion world. Single, attractive, and iconoclastic, she has worked for years to create her own signature line. As Victory struggles to keep her company afloat, she learns crucial lessons about what she really wants in a relationship.

Nico O'Neilly is the glamorous, brilliant editor of Bonfire Magazine--the pop-culture bible for fashion, show business, and politics. Considered one of the most powerful women in publishing, she seems to have it all. But in a mid-life crisis, she suddenly realizes this isn't enough.

Wendy Healy's chutzpah has propelled her to the very top of the cut-throat movie industry. 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.

In Lipstick Jungle, Bushnell once again delivers an addictive page-turner of sex and scandal that will keep readers enthralled and guessing to the very last page.
 

About Candace Bushnell

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Candace Bushnell is the author of Sex and the City, Four Blondes, and Trading Up. She has been a columnist for The New York Observer and a contributing editor to Vogue.
 
Published September 1, 2005 by Hachette Books. 496 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Bushnell has traded in the 30-something singles of Sex and the City (1996) for a claque of desperately scheming 40-something powerhouses.

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Publishers Weekly

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Though Bushnell's fourth book opens in familiar Sex and the City territory—a fashion show in Bryant Park where attendees sport Jimmy Choo and Baume &am

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The New York Times

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The Guardian

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Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell Abacus £6.99, pp432 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'.

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The Guardian

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(And if that sounds like a cliché, take Bushnell's word for it: "There was only one place to go, and that was up.") Victoria is a fashion designer caught between her desire for riches and her reluctance to sell out.

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Publishers Weekly

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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.

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Book Reporter

Candace Bushnell's sexy female friends are still having sex in the city, just not as often since they are prowling the lipstick jungle of New York's most competitive and high profile industries --- fashion, publishing, filmmaking --- to secure the corner offices, multi-million dollar salaries and...

Jan 11 2011 | Read Full Review of Lipstick Jungle

Entertainment Weekly

Still reeling from the perfumed stink of Cashmere Mafia, ABC's dramedy about four high-powered Manhattan gals who have it all and want more, I've now been ravaged by Lipstick Jungle, NBC's new dramedy about three high-powered Manhattan gals who have it all and want more.

Feb 01 2008 | Read Full Review of Lipstick Jungle

BookPage

Her new novel, Lipstick Jungle, is the triumphant story of three successful New York women in their early 40s who know exactly what they want: love, passion, power and a lot of money.

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Common Sense Media

Lipstick Jungle is an obvious attempt to capitalize on the success of Sex in the City (HBO's iconic version of Bushnell's first book) and compete with ABC's Cashmere Mafia (a show produced by SATC creator Darren Star).

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Monsters and Critics

NBC's "Lipstick Jungle" harkens a bit of "Sex and the City," "Ugly Betty," "Dirty Sexy Money," and "Cashmere Mafia," in an ode to the affluent denizens of New York awash in fashion, female bonding and private school maneuverings.

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Monsters and Critics

Based on the best-selling book by Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the City, this fun and sexy series follows the lives of three ambitious women in Manhattan: Wendy (Brooke Shields, Suddenly Susan), a successful movie executive who struggles with juggling her career and family;

May 26 2009 | Read Full Review of Lipstick Jungle

Variety

"Lipstick Jungle" is the superior product of this winter's "career-woman pals try having it all" dramedies, but that's not an especially esteemed sorority.

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