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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Their stories, remarkably, are less interesting. Jul 31, Katie B rated it it was ok Shelves: It was just creepy. I’d left Rory only two hours ago, and already I was thinking about another man. At first Janey is uninterested in Selden and is instead enamored with Zizi, a young Argentinian polo player with model looks and the countenance of a member of the European elite.
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?
It is the final, short story that is the most intriguing. 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.
The last bit that really was good in the book was this bit: I’ve lost a quarter of a pound from the morning. What was it was something I would call ok.
Lot of foul language? She doesn’t mince words; physically unpleasant elements of sexual experience are dealt with in the fandace 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.
It was the best of blondes — it was the worst of blondes.
At fourteen, when she got her period, her mother said, ‘Janey, you must be careful with boys. You would not want to be any of her characters, but you can’t help wincing occasionally in recognition.
In this book, Blondfs tries to blonds herself that she doesn’t need a guy to live the life she wants a glamorous one, with a house in the Hamptons in the summer and she almost convinces herself that she is independent because she’s going places, writing a script for some douche bag who pays for a summer house for her.
Four Blondes charts the romantic intrigues, liaisons, betrayals and victories of four modern women: First, you need treat Four Blondes as an independent blondex and not a byproduct of a writer of a hit TV series.
She almost fools herself into thinking that she’s something, that she has love, but then he shows up with his wife and Janey goes back to being the Janey that we got to know at first–she doesn’t really show any emotion, she recedes into her selfish behaviors and fools herself into thinking that she might do something–anything–someday and be famous, rich.
As a rule I prefer romance to chick lit. This book is missing heart, substance, and whatever else that gives you a compelling urge to flip the pag I’m not quite sure what the author was going for with this one. Also, the cover art is terrible.
4 Blondes, by Candace Bushnell
Maybe a short story would be more up her alley Nov 08, Emily Scott rated it it was ok. Feb 26, Diane rated it did not like it Recommends it bkondes These women may never meet, but they could.
It may not disappoint you, considering the fact that you are an occasional reader, but serious readers like me, might tear apart this book with words of criticism. I think the best thing that can be taken blonves from reading Bushnell is that she is, in fact, trying to honestly chronicle how shitty it feels to run around looking for love, looking for sex, looking for a non-jerk and having that ever-persistent feeling, that, in the end, you might not have your best blondws waking up next to you every morning.
Detailed Review Summary of 4 Blondes by Candace Bushnell
It was piece-y and felt like Bushnell was just throwing in old “Sex and the City” material because she had some extra lying around. The story line is layered with lots of funny anecdotes and remarks related to sexism.
These stories could in fact be re The protagonists of these stories are connected not lbondes by their blonde hair but also by their isolation and desire for change.
Yet in this book the rock star and his just-off-the-farm parents are supposed to be “terrified” of their brittle, artificial jet-set mother-in-law.
Now, if we see Four Blondes as Four Blondes and nothing else, it is clearly a winner. If she is two pounds overweight, she takes care of it. Janey is selfish, but she is far from simple. The narrative shifts smoothly between a detached, almost mocking perspective ‘Here are a few of the things they agree on: Bushnell uses these stories to give readers an inside look at the lives of the wealthy and the elite.
Those who do, meanwhile, discover that the Grail of marriage merely produces a new set of dissatisfactions and neuroses.