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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The book is not perfect. Victory the fashionista is the less well established character. Just as you’re finally getting into one character, she cuts that one off bushnwll the next chapter and picks up where she left off with another character.

Victory is a fashion designer plagued by financial woes – that could be easily solved by compromising her own values. Preview — Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell. Victory, a very successful fashion designer, is older and only a little bit flighty; she shows the scars of a woman who has had to fight for her place in lipsstick world.

Candace Bushnell explores the glitzy lipstick jungle

I spotted it at Superstore and snagged it. Terrible writing, cliched, vapid, and over the top. She finds she loves the stable and not needy husband she has. This time around, the ladies are a bit older, a lot richer, but not particularly wiser nor more endearing than Bushnepl earlier heroines.


Whilst I really enjoyed the TV shows Sex and the City and Lipstick Jungle, which were both inspired by her writing, I think the credit for their respective and, admittedly, varying success belongs to people other than Bushnell herself. I never was able to truly connect with the characters in the book and it all just seemed very cliche and almost fake.

Wendy, a movie executive at the Miramax-like Parador, struggles to finish a potentially Oscar-winning flick while placating her unemployed hubby at home. This was much better than the guilty pleasure I was expecting. Victory Ford, a famous designer, Jungel O’Neilly, a famous magazine editor eventually CEOWendy Healy director of a film production company and an unimportant blonde babe actress whose name I have already forgotten.

And why anyone would want to date or marry any if them is beyond me. But instead, she felt tired. Similar to a normal family in the mid s only that now the husband is the wife and the wife is the husband?

I think I would read something more recent by this author. Suka deh novel ini. Indeed, so many of these women were the girls next door, the girls who reminded me of my best friends when I was a kid and we used to fantasize about the great things we were going to do in candac.

Lipstick Jungle

Chick Lit Book Club: Suddenly the movie is jumped ahead a few months and she is flying high with a new partner for the business and back in Business with her boyfriend. It is pure lipwtick fluff. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The ladies work in high power or climbing high jobs, one in magazine publishing, one in movie production, and up and coming fashion designer. Wendy is trying to balance her intense work jungpe with her intense home pressure care of her stay-at-home husband.


Pants are the answer and she is back with such gusto she almost takes a brass ring busnell selling out her name for loads of money. It’s not the type of book I typically read, but it was a nice change of pace. Books of the Week. Can women find happiness, friendship and success in the Big Apple?

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She has the most power but her sexless marriage has left her wondering about what she really wants. I suppose that after watching SATC for several years- you naturally develop relationships with the characters so even though they are superficial- you still care about them.

Sex and the Citypublished inwas the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies. Nov 23, Hadessephy rated it liked it Shelves: Junhle 19, Danielle rated it did not like it Shelves: She’s probably the only character in the book that is worth reading about although every single of her personality aspects scream the word “cliche”.

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.