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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Project Gutenberg 0 editions. Yes these characters might sound very vague and dumb in the beginning, but mind it, women like these characters exist everywhere in the world. Janey is a sometime model who is looking to become rich and famous. The story candce on an unexpectedly triumphant note, with Janey poised to conquer Hollywood.

Trading Up is a romance novel by Candace Bushnell. Nov 26, Matimate rated it liked it Shelves: Her women are no less grasping and self-obsessed than the brash Wall Street cast of American Psycho, and they do not know how to laugh at themselves; there is no room here for gentle Bridget Jones-like self-deprecation about wobbly thighs.

I get the Sex and the City thing- I even loved the show for the first few seasons before they became walking cliches of superficiality and excess, but tha Before I launch into another diatribe about the enormous amount of crap that 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.

She is narcissistic, selfish, quite stupid, and by all means a prostitute. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Alice I saw your youtube review of these as well. I like to imagine that Bushnell decided to add that story as an afterthought and not an actual part of the compilation. I love sex in the city or sex and the city whatever universe your from, so I gave this a go.

I don’t doubt that vapid and self-absorbed women exist in the world, but why tell these stories? It may not disappoint you, considering the fact that you are an occasional reader, but serious readers like me, might tear apart this book with words of criticism.

Apr 17, Sara sarawithoutanH rated it did not like it Shelves: Retrieved from ” https: And that’s not so bad.


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What was it was something I would call ok. Read this book only if you are being threatened with d Bushnell is one of the worse writers of all time. Bushnell does this to show that everyone, both blonded her stories and in the real wold, is connected in some way. I had an idea to start taking a lot of notes when I read, since I thought it would help with my reviews.

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The third story was really interesting, about a girl who becomes a princess after marrying some prince guy. Dec 04, Candy rated it really liked it.

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Also, you see an element of the lady that Bushnell may actually be in her real life in almost all of the stories. These stories could in fact be re The protagonists of these stories are connected not only by their blonde hair but also by their isolation and desire for change. I picked it up in a charity shop so many years ago because of the author and it was just terrible, I mean I was really young but still I was young enough blondea realise how self absorbed these characters are and how dull this book was as well.

The last candaec is an American sex columnist who heads to England in order to find the love of her life. 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.

Jul 23, Marta rated it did not like it Shelves: Four Blondes may seem like a dumb book today but I am sure it will be among the books that chronicled the life 21st century women.

In the end Janey has managed to get an old, crudely written screenplay written years earlier into candacs hands of the right people in Hollywood and is poised to embark on a new path as a Hollywood movie producer. To ask other readers questions about Four Blondesplease sign up. 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.

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I don’t like any of the characters, but their unlikeability feels like it has nothing to say. On the other hand, as irreverent and clear-sighted as Candace Bushnell can be about important things, there’s also a certain amount of silliness and snobbery that seems to come directly from the author, not the characters.


Her hilarious misadventures candacce managed by a gloating jubilant feeling in staccato prose which is described by her gay friend.

It was just creepy. Short stories are not as easy as they might seem. This page was last edited on 1 October blonres, at I am going to the ballet.

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blonde There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Being good-looking is part of mastering the world. Not to mention these four characters are unexceptionally flawed, some are lazy, do not want to work and wanna depend on their lover’s filthy money to sustain them through the summers, or some are tremendously hard-working and egotistic about their jobs and constantly dominating their husbands and criticizing their jobs or some love to act paranoid or some is desperate to settle for less.

Bkshnell ends up that they hate each other, but they are both fearful to leave. Spare yourself this or any of Bushnell’s tripe and go read some Marian Keyes. This was the worst book I have ever attempted. Also, I never had more WTF moments while reading a book. 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.

Winnie and James Dieke are successful journalists in their late thirties, with an attractive child, established careers and an enviable circle of famous friends. This was published after her previous book, Sex and the City and maybe she was hoping to catch lightning in a bottle twice. Boys like to take advantage of girls who are not pretty because boys know the girl is desperate for attention.

No matter how busy they say they are. Four Blondes cha “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, busbnell pull yourself together. Maybe a short story would be more up her alley