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

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Quick read, fun but a little repetitive and hit you over the head with its “themes”. I truly didn’t appreciate the whole, “women can and should have it all and be the best” attitude because I really don’t think that’s true.

Yet behind the drive to make obscene amounts of money is a fear of ageing: Discover what to read next. 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.

I spotted it at Superstore and snagged it. Apart from that, I hate chapters that are 25 pages long. And when her daughter got to be her age, would women have advanced? The one and the same author who wrote the widely-known “Sex and the City”. Take for example Nico, editor-in-chief of Bonfire magazine, who betrays her boss to rise to the top of the entire magazine division at media mega-giant Splatch-Verner. Thanks for telling us about the problem. And why anyone would want to date or marry any if them is beyond me.

What’s so original about the book that is worth reading? I was very happy to find that this novel is not your typical chick-lit book and not at all like the Sex and the City novel which I found jarring and strange. Lipstick Jungle was a bit hard to follow due to the fact that per chapter, Bushnell jumps from character to charter.

I’m also lucky enough to have a couple of girlfriends who are top designers, who offered to help me out with the specific details. Still, it would be perfect to take on a beach trip with the ladies and read while sipping daquiris that some handsome younger man brought you. I just saved myself and my tivo a lot of hours if the series is anything like the book.


I can’t remember which character asks it because despite the author’s best attempts to persuade us otherwise, I really can’t distinguish between the three main protagonists of the novel. She’d never had time. May 24, Jennifer rated it liked it Shelves: Blah blah blah women blah blah blah power blah blah blah relationships suffer blah blah blah money blah blah BLAH!

Suka deh novel ini. The characters had no redeeming value, so much so that instead of rooting for the characters I was happy to see bad things happen to them.

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I can’t help to wonder that the same theme, only reversed, has existed for centuries but regarded as the most natural thing on earth as portrayed by the dumbest TV jungpe I have ever seen called “Desperate Housewives”.

Return to Book Page. Bushnell is a smooth, entertaining writer. The story showcased the idea that highly successful women have the same problems as average women, only on a somewhat larger scale.

Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell

Now I begin to wonder why dildo was created in the first place, eh? What happens when women act like stereotypical men? And while fashion designer Victory Ford may date a Mr. 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.

Similar to a normal family in the mid s only that now the husband is the wife and the wife is the husband? Their lives are what early feminists’ dreams were made of: Fashion designer Victory Ford, magazine editor Nico O’Neilly and movie executive Wendy Healy are best friends in their early forties, each, through talent and hard work, nearing the top of her field.

They are great businesswomen but it is possible to be smart, beautiful AND have a conscience and morals.


She finds she loves the stable and not needy husband she has. Published August 8th by Hachette Books first published I’ve tried and tried, and it’s just not bushmell the effort anymore. If our world is in a mess – and many would say in the second decade of the lipdtick century that it has been in better shape – then it’s the fact that somehow our society allows people like this to run roughshod through it, answerable to no one except the mighty dollar or Euro, or Pound or Yen etc.

View Full Version of PW. It’s the same old “Sex and the City” tale: More like the dreadful worldwide nightmare. While managing work, family, and romantic relationships, the byshnell predictably learn that friendship is the most important thing. Not a bad way to pass an afternoon though.

Just as you’re finally getting into one character, she cuts that one off until the next chapter and picks up where she left candacf with another character. This was like Sex and the City, but smarter. This time around, the ladies are a bit older, a lot richer, bushnelp not particularly wiser nor more endearing than Bushnell’s earlier heroines. An underwear male model, of course – what else that is more effective in getting rid of boredom than having a steamy hot sex with an underwear male model?

Junglle was a bit difficult to follow because I found myself confused and questioning, “Wait, who is Victory again, what does she do? They had different careers and families, but they all had the same basic voice.

As much as Ms. When I finally had the acndace to pick up the book and read it, my d If there is an award for the most ridiculous and unrealistic book ever, I would award it to Lipstick Jungle, written by Candace Bushnell.

Aug 25, Raquel Bernardes rated it it was ok Shelves: