Sex and the City's Candace Bushnell Writes New Book: See the Cover | cbm11.orgSex and the City —the original stories that started it all—now available as an eBook! Sex and the City is a fantastic and sometimes terrifying foray into the hearts, minds, and mating habits of modern-day New Yorkers. This is the groundbreaking work that both decoded and shaped a culture and a generation. Prowling the modish clubs, party circuit and weekend getaways of rich and trendy New York society most of whose denizens are identified by pseudonyms , Bushnell offers a brash, radically unromantic perspective. She visits a sex club and dates a Bicycle Boy "the literary romantic subspecies" whose patron saints are George Plimpton and Murray Kempton. But in most chapters she keeps to the sidelines, deploying instead her alter-ego Carrie like the author, a blonde writer from Connecticut in her mids , whose sweet if feckless romance with Mr. Big--a nondescript power player--serves as a foil for the hilarious, unsentimentalized misadventures of her peers.
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Please refresh the page and retry. Candace Bushnell has returned to what transformed her from skint journalist to an author as monied as the people she immortalised. Is There Still Sex in the City? In it, Bushnell continues the quest that made her name: sex, marriage, and whether people are embarking on either. Bushnell, now 60 but looking at least 15 years younger has been married and, like those pitiable women in her first book, moved to Connecticut. But then she divorced and moved back.
In the early 90s, Candace Bushnell was a thirtysomething woman in New York who, according to her friend Jay McInerney himself no party slouch , "was doing advanced postgraduate work in the subject of going out on the town". She didn't have to sleep on foam for much longer. The columns shimmered with in-the-know details about a very particular Manhattan set, such as men who worry about which interior decorator to hire for their private jet and women who install CCTV cameras to spy on their child's nanny. And Bushnell, despite her financial straits, was absolutely part of this set. Oh yeah — one of those! There is no other kind in Bushnell's world.
Sex And The City is a cultural marker all on its own. Plot twist: It's way harder than it looks. No matter which character you and your friends believed yourself to be, all four women probably held a special place in your heart. And honestly, depending on what was going on in their storylines, you probably switched favorites multiple times. Plus, who could forget all the dating drama and incredible fashion?
I had an image in my head of what a Candace Bushnell essay would be like. Then I read some of the original Observer pieces, which were tough and unsentimental, even caustic. The irony here is that the show itself was often more subtle than the articles its heroine was supposedly writing. The voice is chatty, descriptive but not judgmental. The anthology has some pathos in its bones. When the show aired, the fantasies of mainstream culture perhaps defaulted more easily to a kind of moneyed whiteness.