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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Jun 23, Love Fool rated it really liked it.

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Chapters 10 22 Jun 26, Lisptick with This Book. Book 7 in The book is worthy of 5 stars as far as the storyline is concerned, but the way it is written makes it live up to only 4. It begins with fashion week where her spring line goes outside the normal game and puts her on the outs with the department stores. Nov 26, A. That was really good.

At one point, Nico visualises Manhattan as a souvenir paperweight, enclosed in its own glass bubble and, for these characters, it is so; for all the charity openings they attend, there is no awareness of a world beyond their own scrabbling to remain ‘someone’ in the goldfish bowl of Michael’s restaurant. It’s the same old “Sex and the City” tale: While the same familiar characters are there harried Wendy, cool calm Nico, and cute Victorythey seem a lot more career-focused and more ruthless than their TV show counterparts.

In a way, Candace Bushnell’s Lipstick Jungle picks up where her career-defining book Sex and the City left off, in the money-soaked, power-hungry, beauty-obsessed jungle that is New York City. Open Preview See a Problem?

I read it and I got disappointed. I think that the book could have been much better and that a few times hit on deeper thoughts that should have been further developed- but instead were just dropped But the question is frivolously rhetorical – no attempt is made to answer it.

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And for single, year-old fashion designer Victory, pleasing tough critics may be more important than ever finding the real relationship she’s convinced herself she doesn’t need. Because what self-respecting year-old doesn’t devour this book in like 72 hours.

Pants are the answer and she is back with such gusto she almost takes a brass ring of selling out her name for loads of money.

Here I go with the whole, why I shouldn’t like it stuff. I gave this book 4 stars for several reasons.

Chapters 10 13 Jul 20, Nico is a lot more cut-throat than in the TV show, necessarily so for her job I think. Jyngle our world is in a mess – jugle many would say in the second decade of the 21st century that it has been in better shape – then it’s the fact that somehow our society allows people like this to run roughshod through it, answerable to no one except the mighty dollar or Euro, or Pound or Yen etc.

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She has a perfectly good family with uptight husband who does care about her and a good daughter only that she finds it’s rather frustrating that the husband is so reliable and boring. They were highly successful and motivated, they often had children, and usually were the providers for their families, and yet, they didn’t fit the old stereotype of the witchy businesswoman.

Nico, the magazine Editor-in-Chief, fights her way to the top, has an affair with a younger man, and ends it but never tells her husband. 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.

So, if you want a book that you can just disconnect and not use your mind for- I suppose this one might be what you are looking for. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this one. The only character that is somewhat normal in this book is probably Victory Ford, the single designer who is trying to make a fortune with her clothing and her brand name. When I finally had the chance to pick up the book and read it, my disappointment was so big I was practically devastated. Lipstick Jungle is chick lit with a clear female empowerment message.


They do, however, consume an impressive number of lunches while lamenting the misogyny of the boardroom. Can’t believe I’m admitting this on Goodreads The book was okay. Lipstick Jungle Candace Bushnell, Author. I’ve tried and tried, and it’s just not worth the effort anymore. There’s a make-out session in a bar bathroom, panty ripping on a kitchen countertop and many frank descriptions of urban sexual mores.

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Just as you’re finally getting into one character, she cuts that one lipsick until the next chapter and picks up where she left off with another character. All of them who idolise the four tough women in the series. Bushnell herself won’t face the same problem. She finds she loves the stable and not needy husband she has.

Candace Bushnell explores the glitzy lipstick jungle

The book is not perfect. Victory is a fashion designer plagued by financial woes – that could be easily solved by compromising her own values. I couldn’t find a single male character here who wasn’t a parasite, a cop-out, a jerk, a smooth-talker, a himbo, a nonentity or a loon. View all 5 comments. Jan 31, Christie rated it liked it Recommends it for: