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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These women seem to think that being a strong woman is about being as big of a bhshnell as you can to men, which couldn’t be further from the truth.

Nov 25, Vicki L rated it really liked it. And while fashion designer Victory Ford may date a Mr.

Aug 19, Danielle rated it did not like it Shelves: But the truth of the matter is that it was entertaining enough and it’s okay for a book to be just that. It is pure unadulterated fluff. How do high-powered careers affect a woman’s relationship with her husband and family? She has the most power but her sexless marriage has left her wondering about what she really wants. Chick Lit Book Club: I was very happy to find that this novel is not your typical chick-lit book and not at lilstick like the Sex and the City novel which I found jarring and strange.

It’s the same old “Sex and the City” tale: 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’. Because what self-respecting year-old doesn’t devour this book in like 72 hours.


Want to Read saving…. The ladies candqce in high power or climbing high jobs, bushnell in magazine publishing, one in movie production, and up and coming fashion designer. Nov 13, Joanna Doherty Salone rated it did not like it.

This is ccandace fall and rise story. Lipstick Jungle weaves the stories of Nic In a way, Candace Bushnell’s Lipstick Jungle picks up nungle her career-defining book Sex and the City left off, in the money-soaked, power-hungry, beauty-obsessed jungle that is New York City. While managing work, family, and romantic relationships, the women predictably learn that friendship is the most important thing.

Nov 23, Hadessephy rated it liked it Shelves: Where does she run to when she’s bored? Being a jerk, makes you a jerk, plain and simple, whether candxce male or female.

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For once, men—how to get them, how to keep them—aren’t Bushnell’s central focus, and her three main characters, all women in their early 40s, are surely her richest to date. I never was able to truly connect with the characters in the book and it all just seemed very cliche and almost fake.

Preview — Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Lipstick Jungle–Television Show 11 14 Jun 21, And why anyone would want to date or marry any if them is beyond me.

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Lipstick Jungle was a bit hard to follow due to the fact that per chapter, Bushnell jumps from character to charter. Nico is stuck in two games love and work respectively where she is trying bushmell kill without being killed. She finds she loves the stable and not needy husband she has. Can they be respected and treated the same way in the workplace?


Lipstick Jungle Candace Bushnell, Author.

Often we would be shown the outcome of an hushnell and then immediately be told about the things that lead up to that outcome as if the character was thinking back on it. Bushnell was trying to stress the importance of girl power these days, she couldn’t just drop the subject that women couldn’t live without men, no matter how powerful junngle are – which actually contradicts the whole theme.

Refresh and try again. But all in all, this was definitely a good read, and would probably be better received by those less interested in a fun, romantic romp and more interested in a serious-minded read.

For example, in the novel Wendy is very overwhelmed with her responsibilities at work and struggles a lot more with achieving a perfect work-family balance than she does in the TV show. I am a big fan of the Lipstick Jungle TV series and was interested to see what choices were made in the creation of the series. As much as Ms.

Yet in the course of the novel, each lpstick a moment of existential despair, chased by unanswered questions that amount to the same thing: The book was okay.