Sex and the City, published in , was the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies. Bushnell returns to the city and sex to give us another piercing, sly, and sometimes heartbreaking look at sex, dating, and friendship in New York City after Bushnell looks at love and life from all angles—marriage and children, divorce and bereavement, as well as the very real pressures on women to maintain their youth and have it all. This is a pull-no-punches social commentary and an indispensable companion to one of the most revolutionary dating books of the twentieth century. Call Us Directions.
Is There Still Sex in the City? by Candace Bushnell review – fancy-free and 60
Pity poor Candace Bushnell, still flogging Sex and the City at 60 | The Spectator
Or are we just kidding ourselves? This book is not quite what it seems. And that turns out to be a pleasant surprise. There is very little sex in this book or in the lives of the fiftysomething single women depicted , but there is a lot of chat among seemingly wealthy women about not having enough money as they approach a retirement that will probably never arrive; about feeling lonely and friendless; about struggling with envy for the lives of others; and about coming to terms with the cruelty of the ageing process. Fun times, guys! Thankfully, this book mostly reflects those strengths. So the passages on Tinder, for example, are blessedly short and depressing: she discovers that things are exactly as she was warned.
Pity poor Candace Bushnell, still flogging Sex and the City at 60
She is best known for writing a column that was anthologized in a book, Sex and the City , which in turn became the basis for an immensely popular television series and its subsequent film adaptation. Bushnell was born in Glastonbury, Connecticut. While attending high school there, she was accompanied to her senior prom by Mike O'Meara, now a nationally syndicated radio host. She often frequented Studio They live in Manhattan.
Candace Bushnell will never be as famous as her alter ego, Carrie Bradshaw. Sex and the City comprises Bushnell's best-selling book - a compilation of her columns - an award-winning television series and two films. She has written eight books since, two of which were also adapted for TV, but Sex and the City remains Bushnell's most feted accomplishment. The last offering, Sex and the City 2, came out almost a decade ago, but rumours of sequels still swirl, alleged feuds between castmates make headlines, and, as Bushnell pointed out, those Instagram accounts are flourishing. But real life was where it began.