Lipstick Jungle: A Novel [Candace Bushnell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. It’s a jungle out there. Dress accordingly. In her fourth book. 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.
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Nov 29, Deah rated it did not like it. I love a good bargain. Wendy is trying to balance her intense work pressure with her intense home pressure care of her stay-at-home husband. Plus, it was also a nice refreshment to read about older women, women in their llipstick 30s who can do it all and have it all.
All her life, she’d been striving and striving to become this thing that was herself–the entity that was Nico O’Neilly. Yeah, her husband was a wimp, but spoiler alert! I say that because I thought it was just way too full of stereotypes, and the characters just weren’t that sympathetic.
Victory Ford, a famous jungke, Nico O’Neilly, a famous magazine editor eventually CEOWendy Healy director of a film production company buwhnell an unimportant blonde babe actress whose jngle I have already forgotten. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: I still remember the afternoon when one of my girlfriends and I sat down to talk–she was over eight months pregnant, and I was worried that we were going to have to run to the hospital!
I think that the book could have bushnlel much better and that a few times hit on deeper thoughts that should have been further developed- but instead were just dropped Of course, this did not stop my from buying a book at the airport I am a serious bookshop junkie and since I was going on holiday, I thought I would get something fairly trashy and easy.
Candace Bushnell’s writing leaves so much to be desired. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Nov 26, A. Also i know she tries to show the fabulous life of girls in Manhattan and if anyone lives in NYC you will know life is glamorous only to a certain extent. Summer is a magical time in New York City and Carrie is in love with all of it—the crazy characters in her neighborhood, the vintage-clothing boutiques, the wild parties, and the glamorous man who has swept her off her feet.
Summer and the City Carrie Diaries. The story showcased the idea that highly successful women have the same problems as average women, only on a Lipstick Jungle had a good message and a decent story. That’s not what it means. She had arrived at her destination, and she had everything she’d worked so hard for: In the past year, she’d started experiencing these moments of desperate emptiness, as if nothing really mattered, nothing was ever going to change, there was nothing new; and she could see her life stretching before her–one endless long day after the next, in which every day was essentially the same.
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. Can they be respected and treated the same way in the workplace? And that is to remain strong and to develop a good relationship with colleagues. It’s a bunch of women who want to be men, but also want to be women, too. To research fashion, film and publishing, I did what I always do–I talked to my girlfriends!
That was really good.
As the book was written in third person, that these mini-flashbacks left me wondering not only which character was which, but also where in the story we actually were. Bushnell basically tries to answer the following questions: What’s so original about the book that is worth reading? Indeed, so many of these women were the girls next door, the girls who reminded me of my best friends when I was a kid and we used to fantasize about the great things we were going to do in life.
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. Lipstick Jungle–Television Show 11 14 Jun 21, I’ve tried and tried, and it’s just not worth the candaec anymore.
She will explain every metaphor and ram every viewpoint down your throat so many times that it becomes tiresome. How do high-powered careers affect a woman’s relationship with her husband and family? Aug 25, Raquel Bernardes rated it it was ok Shelves: This sharply observant, keenly funny comedy of manners is Bushnell at her most sassy and entertaining.
The timeline was equally hard to follow. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Victoria fails to button her lip at bushjell crucial moment. With an unforgettable cast of characters, “The Carrie Diaries” is the story of how a regular girl learns to think for herself, and evolves into a sharp, insightful writer. Lipstick Jungle is chick lit with a clear bishnell empowerment message.
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Everything felt scattered, from an all over the place time line to almost interchangeable, and therefore easily confusable, main characters. Hopefully Bushnell’s next book will be even better.
May 23, Huw Rhys rated it it was ok. They’d been working for over twenty years, their children were now in their early teens and didn’t need them every minute, and now, in their jumgle or early fifties, they had time jumgle strive for new career goals and to spend more time with their girlfriends. Fashion designer Victory Ford, magazine editor Nico O’Neilly and movie executive Wendy Healy are best friends in their early forties, each, through talent and hard work, nearing the top of her field.
And while fashion designer Victory Ford may date a Mr.