One Fifth Avenue has ratings and reviews. Jessica said: Don’t do it. Don’t spring the cash for the hardcover of Sex and the City creator Can. Like a big-ticket, glossy new offering on Wednesdays at 10 p.m., Candace Bushnell’s new novel, “One Fifth Avenue,” trains its sharp and. It was only a part in a TV series, and only a one-bedroom apartment in New York. But parts of any kind, much less decent ones, were hard to.
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Instead, we are tormented by the trials and tribulations that face these “poor” souls – wealth, status, he-said-she-said, my-life-sucks-because-I-don’t-want-to-work-and-can’t-find-a-wealthy-husband Overall a great book that I have just yesterday picked up a book by the same author and can’t wait to dive in.
Single women engaging in casual relationships in the coat closet at Bowery or now, B Bar are no longer strong feminist renegades but vapid climbers using their Brazilian waxes and Blackberries as tools to ensnare rich and successful dudes.
But if I want the stuff of Oe or Wharton, um, I’ll read the real deal. Schiffer Diamond, an actress, has primarily lived in LA for the past several years, but after obtaining a part in a TV series, she returns to her small unit at One Fifth Avenue.
Bushnell has a lot to say about our cultural obsession with money and the aspiration to obtain a certain status, even at the expense of personal wellness and relationships.
From Sex and figth City through four successive novels, Bushnell has revealed a gift for tapping into the zeitgeist of any New York minute and, as one critic put it, staying uncannily “just the slightest bit ahead of the curve.
View all 4 comments. Wouldn’t want to know her kind. If you read in bulk, you retain the information, but barely.
One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell
It didn’t immediately grab me, but after the first quarter of the book, I was along for the ride. I had no expectations. I sometimes think she makes NYC sound like a scary place and the people that live in this great city sound evil in her other books but not with bushneol one.
The book has an excellent plot, which is basically totally random, but it follows the lives of some tenants in a building on one of the most prestigious avenues in New York. Is there supposed to be a battle of young and old? We meet Louise Houghton, who has been in the building for more than thirty years — and is nearly years old — who occupies the penthouse apartment that hovers like three tiers on a wedding cake, above all the others.
Apr 08, Laurie rated it it was ok Shelves: Jan 05, Heather rated it did not like it Shelves: They all come across as callous, self involved and snobby. Whether it’s being handed everything on a plate or changing yourself entirely to fit in with a rich society you don’t care for, One Fifth Avenue was not exciting in any form to me.
Bushnell’s description of wealth also seems a far cry from reality. I’ve been in a reading slump and needed a beach read to get me back on track. There’s a couple of things you need to remember when you start to read this book: Want to Read saving…. I feel like the upper class lifestyle that Bushnell describes is too superficial and artificial for me to really appreciate it.
However, I keep buying them, so here we go Apr 28, Sarah rated it it was ok Shelves: The romantic subplot involving an aging actress and her former flame Philip is favorably resolved.
You gotta love it: Read it over a week vacation and so worth it.
He is in and out of One Fifth Avenue, mixing with the residents as if he belongs. But when one is abroad and at a train station trying to purchase a book, the options are few and far between. The politics bushbell housing co-ops are intere I really had high hopes for this chick-lit novel.
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One Fifth is definitely what I consider “fluff” reading material, read for a break from reality. One Fifth Avenue isn’t even worth the paper on which it’s printed. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Theirs is a cramped unit with a series of box-like rooms — they were formerly luggage space — but Mindy Gooch is the head of candacf board for the cooperative apartment building. Unfortunately, it did not quite read like a brain candy novel. The writing is snappy and as delicious and guilty as a gossip column, but does Bushnell endorse her characters? I particularly despise Lola Fabrikant, aarrgghhh she’s selfish, irritating, self destructive, ungrateful and superficial to the max!
Maybe Chicklit isn’t buehnell genre? And if this book is any indication of what having money can do to you, you can keep your money and your property. Evidently I too have been taken in avennue whatever godless Manhattan bewitchment caused someone at the New York Times Book Review to bushnel, Bushnell “the philosopher queen of the social scene.
Best read in large chunks eg.
One Fifth Avenue
I thought this book would be terrible as I’m not a fan of Bushnell. And eventually one learns that karma has a surprising way of taking care of these situations.
Don’t worry, you will start to remember who they are and who they love and hate after 50 pages or so. The politics surrounding housing co-ops are interesting, so this had the potential to be more compelling. Carrie Bradshaw wannabes as well as women and men near Bushnell’s age — she turns 50 this year — will be pulled into this refreshing and highly entertaining novel about the power of money, sex and celebrity.
Every character to some degree obsesses over their image and stature.