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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Were Victory, Wendy, and Nico inspired by any real-life women? Being a jerk, makes you a jerk, plain and simple, whether you’re male or female. Victory the fashionista is the less well established character. ,ipstick was compounded by the fact that each of the three women were basically the same.

Because what self-respecting year-old doesn’t devour this book in like 72 hours. The timeline was equally hard to follow.

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Now we’ve got here and found that it isn’t true, and we’re very upset! This book is horrible. Of course, you probably want specifics, so I will say that there was a moment when it all clicked. Well written, not full of male bashing, and fascinating characters. Sex cxndace the Citypublished inwas iungle basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies. Now I begin to wonder why dildo was created in the first place, eh?

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Where does she run to when she’s bored? I’m allowing myself to find the good in things for what they are. Like a small leaf burned up under a magnifying glass in the sun. Lipstidk women seem to think that being a strong woman is about being as big of a jerk as you can to men, which couldn’t be further from the truth.


The Best Books of If there is an award for the most ridiculous and unrealistic book ever, I would award it to Lipstick Jungle, written by Candace Bushnell. Victory, a famous fashion designer, falls in love with a billionaire and decides she too would like to have that kind of money by working hard at fashion.

I suppose that after watching SATC for several years- you naturally develop relationships with the As a “Sex and the City” viewer, I thought I was going to enjoy this book; however, that lipetick not the case. The struggles they have with office politics and family duties are shown in more detail and in a much less frivolous way. Jun 25, Brittany rated it really liked it Recommends it for: She should have been thrilled.

May 23, Huw Rhys rated it it was ok. Women who want a mindless read. Preview — Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell. Most of her energies are directed to saving her business, which has fallen on hard times since she launched a new, more innovative line.

I still remember the afternoon when one of my dandace and I sat down to talk–she was over eight months pregnant, and I was worried that we were going to have to run to the hospital! Wonderful writing but awful book. Open Preview See a ,ipstick And Wendy, the breadwinner, patronises her husband and neglects her children. 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.

Something inside her sank at the sight of all that sameness, and she suddenly felt defeated. Since the television series was about to come out, I thought I would read this book. And Wendy is a hotshot film producer who is juggling cut-throat industry types, troublesome “creatives” and a husband who is bone idle. In a way, Candace Bushnell’s Lipstick Jungle picks up where her career-defining book Sex and the City left off, in the money-soaked, power-hungry, beauty-obsessed jungle that is New York City.


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. It begins with fashion week where her spring line goes outside the normal game and puts her on the outs with the department stores.

I have just finished it and I have to say I am pretty disappointed. View all 4 comments. Silly summer fluff, with a generous helping of sex. Jan 31, Christie rated it liked it Recommends it for: Can you blame these ladies for needing the occasional lunch at the most expensive restaurant in town? Nov 29, Deah rated it did not like it. Books by Candace Bushnell.

She goes soul searching and with back against the wall comes up with pants. See 1 question about Lipstick Jungle…. When are women going to understand that you can’t change the way men think?

Here I go with the whole, why I shouldn’t like it stuff. Jan 10, Molly rated it did not like it Shelves: Paperbackpages. The story showcased the idea that highly successful women have the same problems as average women, only on a somewhat larger scale. Nov 25, Vicki L rated it really liked it. And while fashion designer Victory Ford may date a Mr. The book is not perfect.

If Miranda, Carrie and the gang were high-powered businesswomen, this would be their story.