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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Four Blondes

Lot of foul language? She also clearly enjoys her characters and their misadventures, with one exception: Winnie is a type A character and marries a man because she wants everything to be perfect in her life.

But for all her theoretical savoir-faire, Janey is aware that buushnell is running out.

But the unspoken emphasis on the primacy of the individual at all costs lurks blomdes as bushnrll sub-text. Wikipedia in English None.

This book looks like it was written by a high school student who wanted to bash the blonde girls who picked on her. May 07, Shauna Mulligan rated it it was ok Recommends it for: It is divided into four sections about four women with barely any brains and their stories never connect.

She makes it seem like marriage is this horrible event that you force upon yourself and only stay married for social status. I should have known better.

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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.


She doesn’t mince words; physically unpleasant elements of sexual experience are dealt with in the same deadpan, knowing tone as emotions and career ambition, but the end note is optimistic, suggesting that a successful marriage is possible, but only if its limitations are accepted, and it is not expected to fulfil every desire.

Four Blondes is a trite story about four women you couldn’t care about if they were on fire on the midtown bus. Feb 21, Madeline Lund rated it really liked it. I wish for the life of me I could have one positive remark on anything but truthfully this book is horrendous.

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 that’s exactly what this book is about.

The book should be called 4 dumb blondes. 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. In fact, I am kind of angry in the end when things go well.

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Modern times or shameless times?? It was just creepy. I like reading real stuff because people aren’t characters and at least Bushnell is paying dues to the fact that people and relationships, love, etc are complicated and not easily unwound in a happy-go-lucky type of book where the girl just falls in love like we knew she would and expected she would.


It is busjnell final, short story that is the most intriguing. Janey professes to the kind of jaw-jutting cynicism that is de rigueur among New York women with regard to relationships: No current Talk conversations about this book. I was thinking how she will probably just recycle those girls from Sex and the City, but she didn’t.

Definitely do not recommend. Yet, if you like women who carry around vials of cocaine like its normal and who are completely down to earth addicts then you will like the stories.

Maybe, I’m not rich or posh enough to relate to this book. As in the normalization budhnell deviant sex ick. I actually remember reading this years ago and going through the worst rated titles on goodreads the awful book springs back to my mind. The main plot is that she needs to find a man to stay with for the summer in the Hamptons.

I feel like I should be ashamed to live and love NYC. The first story the reader has Janey Wilcox who is manipulative and a sordid disreputable person. But stories are not reality, no matter how much we might wish them so.

Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Candzce 1, 31 8, 2. It seems more like one long joke on the English than it does about the writer.