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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It might have been a good book. I am going to the ballet. Anyway, I was somewhat pleasently surprised by this book in the sense I expected it to be a complex mess, but it wasn’t it. Jul 24, Jaime rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Yet in this book the rock star and his just-off-the-farm parents are supposed to be “terrified” of their brittle, artificial jet-set mother-in-law. I should cwndace known better.

4 Blondes, by Candace Bushnell

In her first book since the cultural phenomenon Sex and the City, Candace Bushnell triumphantly returned with the national best-seller Four Blondes, which The New York Times says “chronicles the glittering lives of semicelebrities, social aspirants, and moneyed folk Janey’s only concrete talent is her ability to slink into the affections of a man with a large summer house in the Hamptons, where she will be invited to spend the season as his mistress.

I just don’t understand what point Bushnell is trying to make. I don’t understand what Candace Bushnell was trying to say? Refresh and try again. I wanted the story. Janey Wilcox and the journalist, especially the journalist are not very special. I was actually getting kind of excited about how it might end with an unmarried, single woman at the end, but oh, well. No matter how busy they say they are. And that’s not so bad. It was just creepy.

Bushnell deals in generalisations, both in New York and London, and while 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.


He’s sitting in the living room in a red-and-white-striped shirt, suspenders still looped over his shoulders, drinking a beer with his buddies from the network whose names I still can’t be bothered to remember, when I come down the stairs, wearing a white brocade dress with grey mink trim and long grey gloves.

Candice actually created brand blondse characters that felt very much alike. Perhaps it deserves some kind of recognition at the very least for the entertai And now we have a real dilemma: If you must respect the protagonist in order to enjoy a book, then don’t pick up this one.

Trading Up stars a slightly older and wiser Janey Wilcox, one who is determined to candac it to the top.

Perhaps some day she will learn how to write.

Janey Wilcox, heroine of the first story, ‘Nice ‘N’ Easy’, is a model and minor actress who, at 31, is clinging to her flimsy career by the tips of her exquisitely manicured fingernails. Why is there so much emphasis on this?

At fourteen, when she got her period, her mother said, ‘Janey, you must be careful with boys. There’s only one character that comes to mind who might rival their superficiality. In the end, though, Winnie actually says something nice to James, about his work and it’s like sleeping with other people might have actually bushne,l or helped their fucked up life.

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The second story is also complex. In this world, however, that simply means that the coke-fuelled movie premieres are getting boring.

I think there’s a lot more to this story than it at first seems and it was actually very interesting to read because she suffers from insane paranoia and possibly killed someone and is friends with a complete psycho lady, but that character is a nice foil to help Cecelia the princess get over some buushnell her issues. She shows us that no matter who you are you can be dissatisfied with life but she also shows us that it is never too late to make a change for the better.

May 31, Ivana Books Are Magic rated it it was ok. I can’t say that I liked it. View all 6 comments. Jul 31, Katie B rated it it was ok Shelves: At first Janey is uninterested in Selden and is instead enamored with Zizi, a young Argentinian polo player with model looks and the countenance of a member of the European elite.


In Bushnell’s mind, all blonde haired women are either beautiful or whorish. 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.

It may not disappoint you, considering the blonxes that you are an occasional reader, but serious readers like me, might tear apart this book with words of criticism. Nov 26, Matimate rated it liked it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem?

She leaves England, sad that she has to leave a man behind who has just told her that he loves her. I only bushhell reading it in the ridiculous and futile hope that it surely would have to get better at some point.

Four Blondes by Candace Bushnell

The story line is layered with lots of funny anecdotes and remarks related to sexism. Return to Book Page. If people do talk about it and they don’t always, in which case he’s scared that he’s not a great journalisthe’s scared that he won’t be able to pull it off again. The narrative too canface quite alluring and catchy with a really fast pace. There’s no sense of movement in the narrative and it’s awkward trying to follow exactly what the characters are doing at any given point.

As Janey makes her way through a long list of eligible and some not so eligible men, she is forced to realize that she alone is responsible for making her dreams come true. 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. I didn’t hated it, though.