Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell

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Sex and the City is a fantastic and sometimes terrifying foray into the hearts, minds, and mating habits of modern-day New Yorkers. Travelling in packs from lavish parties to high-end clubs, Bushnell’s vividly candid characters live out the never-ending search for the perfect relationship. Bushnell’s firsthand commentary on the behavior of the rich and famous is by turns witty and shocking, and always boldly true. In these pages you will meet “Carrie,” the young writer looking for love in all the wrong places; “Samantha Jones,” the successful proto-cougar who approaches sex just like a man; and “Mr. Big,” the captain of industry who jumps from one bed to the next.

Equal parts soap opera, gossip page, sociological study, and dating manual, Sex and the City, Candace Bushnell’s former New York Observer column, has attracted a cult following and been adapted into two major motion pictures and one of the most popular TV series of our time. This is the groundbreaking work that both decoded and shaped a culture and a generation.


About Candace Bushnell

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Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed and bestselling author of The Carrie Diaries, Sex and The City, Lipstick Jungle, One Fifth Avenue, 4 Blondes, and Trading Up, which have sold millions of copies. sex and the city was the basis for the HBO hit show and films of the same name. Lipstick Jungle became a popular television series on NBC. Candace lives in New York City.
Published May 11, 2011 by Grove Press. 242 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Romance, Self Help, Humor & Entertainment, Parenting & Relationships, Literature & Fiction, Erotica, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Bushnell perfectly captures the poignant moment when the New York group, glossy and single, realize that they are in fact jealous of their settled friend.

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These include model-chasers like Barkley, 25, a painter with the face of a Botticelli angel whose parents pay for his SoHo junior loft, and Tom Peri, the ""emotional Mayflower,"" who ferries newly dumped women to higher emotional ground and is then invariably dumped.

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Bushnell captured the country's attention with Sex and the City by breaking down the bedroom doors of New York City's rich and beautiful to expose true contemporary stories of sex, love and relationships.

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National Review Online

Couples pour forth in excruciating detail the most tedious elements of their wedding experience on websites such as “The Knot,” “,” “,” and “WebWedding,” whose terrifying motto is “Bringing the world to your wedding.” At “The Knot,” you can read about couple...

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The Hollywood Reporter

'Carrie Diaries' Boss on Reintroducing an Icon and Tweaking Her Backstory (Q&A) In the arc of the story, long before there was Sex and the City, with the columnist, shoe-lover and perpetually single Carrie, there was The Carrie Diaries, featuring a 16-year-old version of Carrie, but also base...

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"The Carrie Diaries" is the first time in almost three years, then, that I've had a warm thought for Carrie Bradshaw — not because it gave me flashbacks to that time that Sarah Jessica Parker quoted "The Way We Were," but because the new series succeeds on its own nostalgic terms.

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