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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Maybe, I’m not rich or posh enough to relate to this book.

Click here to see the rest of this review. Now, if we see Four Blondes as Four Blondes and nothing else, it is clearly a winner.

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By contrast, in New York MagazineJohn Homans wrote that the work was marked by the “staggering emptiness” of its characters who blondew “human cartoons,” each of whom “is equipped with an empty thought bubble. Egged on by her friend Dianna Glondes, Cecilia has affairs in New York city and the South of France, all the while maintaining her glamourous facade. Not only are they selfish they are a downright disgusting portraya This book took me two years to finish!

When things start to go bad for her, I find I do not sympathize or pity her, like I would any other heroine. But in the case of this book, I found myself just writing spiteful and angry comments, since I am not sure it warrants such a thoughtful analysis.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But the unspoken emphasis on the primacy of bllndes individual at all costs lurks on as the sub-text.

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But I can hardly ever trash a author’s hard work, hence, I’d like to give this book 3 stars, since I got it for free, and secondly, the book cover is really pretty.

Published June 8th by Grove Press first published Thank you for providing the excerpts from the book to show us just how triggering those quotes could be to many people who might pi This sounds awful.

Otherwise, though, Bushnell’s ironic takes on the sexual foibles of the cadace and famous are mordant, mischievous fun. Meaning that she has to deal with the media hounding her and in the beginning, she is horribly depressed.


Detailed plot synopsis reviews of 4 Blondes Janey Wilcox is a fabulous model in her early thirties living in New York city and playing in the summertime in the Hamptons. The protagonists of these stories are connected not only by their blonde hair but also by their isolation and desire for change. Plus, every character in the book was a model, a writer, an actor, or a business person. Some of her characters exist in more than one of the stories.

She shows us that no matter who you are you can be dissatisfied with life but she also shows us that candaxe is never too late to make a change for the better. Janey has issues, a lot of them, and yes, as I said, she is Janey is selfish, but she is far from simple.

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I usually enjoy stories where the characters are linked and that would have redeemed this book just a little but the way she did it really just kind of annoyed me more than anything As my Depression-raised, Harlem-born grandfather used to say, “aw, who’s gonna believe this? Bushnell really shows how “educated” white women It was the best of blondes — candcae was the worst of blondes. Winne finds herself cheating on James with Tanner, a man who makes her feel cherished and loved. And can’t leave the house, can’t do anything because of how things are, how her life is.

The review of this Book prepared by Sandra Calhoune. Yes these characters might sound very vague and dumb in the beginning, but mind it, women like these characters exist everywhere in the world.

In Four Blondesshe returns with a quartet of novellas on her favorite subject–the mating habits of wealthy sex- status- and media-obsessed New Yorkers. Spare yourself this or any of Bushnell’s tripe and go read some Marian Keyes. Only in an attempt to canndace Zizi does she begin dating Selden.

Nicole Ziege This sounds awful. Do they ever have fantasies of pushing their wives down on the bed and ripping off their underpants and giving it to them in the butt? If the Sex and the City book is anything like this, it amazes me both that it was published AND that it vandace made into one of the most well-known television series of all time.


Add to Your books. I love her chick lit. A selfish and lazy ex-model, a career-minded and dominating journalist, a paranoid princess and an aging “IT girl”- all four had few things in common, they all belong from The Big Apple, all four are thoroughly selfish, all four are unexceptionally modern out of their times, and not to mention they are all blondies.

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Yes, we are the city that loves money, hot careers, and hard to get into restaurants but we do have a heart. Alice I saw your youtube review of these as well. The story is mostly about how the English hate sex, how they are bad at itetc.

Beautiful women are stupid because they don’t have to try. Modern times or shameless times?? Janey Wilcox and the journalist, especially the journalist are not very special. She makes it seem like marriage is this horrible event that you force upon yourself and only stay married for social status.

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. Candace Bushnell of Sex and the City fame has written a book that is either disgusting in its skewed portrayal of vapid, mindless, and spiritually bankrupt women or genius in its satirical and ironic take on selfsame. I should have known better. Beautiful women are self-indulgent. I picked it up at a garage sale for a quarter because I enjoy “chick-lit”, and Sex and The City was a hit show, I thought the author would at least have something worthwhile.

You see this book was pretty shallow as well. Read this book only if you are being threatened with death. There’s only one character that comes to mind who might rival their superficiality. It seems more like one long joke on the English than it does about the writer.