Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell returns to familiar fixations in 4 Blondes – getting laid and getting rich. Blonde AmbitionCandace Bushnell created a sensation with her first book, Sex and the City, spawning an HBO series that has become a. Have a cocktail and read Candace Bushnell.” —Karen Karbo, The Oregonian ” Four Blondes is a punchy cluster of stories about sex, looks, money, more sex.

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That she can elicit sympathy and indeed empathy for these characters is testament to her skill as a writer, particularly her gift for brilliantly waspish dialogue. This isn’t the expected tale of a grasping, gold digger who bushnel her comeuppance. I’m fine with unlikeable characters.

One part where the “smart” heroine is shocked because on AMAZON anyone can trash a book by an “important” feminist author left me smiling for days.

I wanted the big, great, inspiring story about an unmarried career woman who goes to London on assignment and meets the man of her dreams and marries him. At fourteen, when she got her period, her mother said, ‘Janey, you must be careful with boys. They do have similar taste in shoes, drink a lot of cocktails and talk about sex a lot. The problem is, Bushnell knows nothing about rock and roll, indeed nothing about music, and never allows “Digger” to speak for himself.

First, you need treat Four Blondes as an independent book and not a byproduct of a writer of a hit TV series. I particularly like Winnie Dieke and Ceclia- both characters are very complex but conflict-free. Hopefully fewer women than Candace Bushnell would have us believe As my Depression-raised, Harlem-born grandfather used to say, “aw, who’s gonna believe this?

Four Blondes by Candace Bushnell

I do not watch Sex and the City i make fun more than anything but my friend told me this is one of bhshnell favorite books and i had to read it. And that said, it’s probably only entertaining to readers who recognize that “it’s funny because it’s true” – even without being in the social circles of people like these characters, you would need to realize that they exist.


Before I launch into another diatribe about the enormous amount of crap bushnwll is this book, let me say that chick-lit CAN be smart, it can be fun and it can YES PLEASE have a protagonist that, while interested in dating and mating, isn’t obsessed over it or derive ALL of her self-esteem from it.

Perhaps some day she will learn how to write. May 07, Shauna Mulligan nushnell it it was ok Recommends it for: I like watching Sex and the City, a funny and interesting television show about four female friends and their love lives in the city.

Four Blondes

Her mother is a French bitch and at some point, in Trading Up, the story goes into how she’s more fucked up than we thought, that she was on a yacht with this Arab guy that basically paid her to have sex. It might have been a good book.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jun 03, I just don’t get it.

Winnie is a type A character and marries a man because she wants everything to be perfect in her life. For example, there’s a whole story about a fashion model with no work skills and bushnwll formal education at all who is “shocked” that her equally brainless baby sister would marry a rock star — because supposedly rock stars are “beneath” jet-set fashion models.

Bushnell deals in generalisations, both in New York and London, and bushnel her caricatured portrait of media London is presumably funnier to Americans who have never been here the love interest is called Rory Saint John Cunningsnot-Bedwards, and she does surmise that all Englishmen ‘had sex with their socks on, possessed a microscopic willy, and came in two minutes’it’s not all that far off the mark except, perhaps, that last bit.


I can’t complain about the author’s writing style, its funny, sassy ubshnell way too polished. I did not like this book and would not recommend it to anyone Blondrs it does get published, he’s scared that no one will read it or talk about it and all his hard work will have been for nothing. This was the worst book I have ever attempted.

Detailed Review Summary of 4 Blondes by Candace Bushnell

Sentence length averages 6 words and every other sentence is in parentheses which I think was meant for humor but ended up being the final straw. This book doesn’t even deserve one star. The author pens this book with her trademark style of boldness, independence and feminism.

She is five-seven and weighs pounds. The four women had one thing in common they are relatively rich and very beautiful, however it is not much in the city jungle, where you can always find someone younger and more beautiful. I don’t understand what Candace Bushnell was trying to say? It was sort of lame for that reason, but the ending was pretty great. I thought the first story was terrible but then the second and third one had me debating which was the worst.

Heed the content warning, please. I picked it up at a garage sale for a quarter because I enjoy “chick-lit”, and Sex and The City was a hit show, I thought the author would at least have something worthwhile. But this new book brings her closer to Choderlos de Laclos and the machiavellian sexual ballet of Les Liaisons Dangereuses. She simply writes what her characters do.