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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Ok, so sassy New York ladies all dressed up and going to work is my jam thanks, Ryan!

Review: Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell | Books | The Guardian

Well written, not full of male bashing, and fascinating characters. I cadace just finished it and I have to say I am pretty disappointed I came away on holiday with three books to read: I came away on holiday with three books to read: I am a big fan of the Lipstick Jungle TV series and was interested to see what choices were made in the creation of the series. The three women blend into one- halfway through I still can’t remember what one of them actually does. Trivia About Lipstick Jungle.

I found it difficult to always be able to decipher which woman we were focusing on at each point in time, especially when the main women interacted with minor characters usually related to another story line.

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Nico has an affair with a male model, a specimen so moronic that even Bushnell can’t think of much for him to say. 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. Can you blame these ladies for needing the occasional lunch at the most expensive restaurant in town?

The group is comprised of Victory, a fashion designer on the brink of big-time success; Nico, a magazine editor aspiring to take over her boss’s job; and Wendy, a movie producer looking to add a few more Oscars to her mantle.


They are great businesswomen but it is possible to be smart, beautiful AND have a conscience and morals. The characters and situations in Lipstick Jungle were inspired lupstick the real-life women I know and admire in New York City. But Bushnell’s emphasis on female friendship and career ambition may also win her a legion of new readers.

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. The characters’ self-questioning is an anguished interrogation canface the promises of feminism: Yet behind the drive to make obscene amounts of money is a fear of ageing: Wendy was the one who made me the angriest.

And please don’t think that being a feminist means you can be an asshole, “just like the men”. Get to Know Us. Showing a bunch of women who juhgle already massively successful resorting to underhanded trickery, whining, and other bad behaviors to get even further ahead while emasculating their husbands doesn’t seem to me to show junge in a good light.

I’m allowing myself to find the good in things for what they are. 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. When I finally had the chance to pick up the book and read it, my d If there is an award for the most ridiculous and unrealistic book ever, I would award it to Lipstick Jungle, written by Candace Bushnell.

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The struggles they have with office politics and family duties are shown in more detail and in a much less frivolous way. Books by Candace Bushnell. Nico is stuck in two games love and work respectively vushnell she is trying to kill without being killed. I’ve tried and tried, and it’s just not worth the effort anymore.


This is a much bleaker book than Bushnell’s previous glittery bestsellers – ‘bleak’ being a relative term when applied to women in very expensive shoes being driven from airport to yacht party to charity gala while fretting about the morality of shagging an underwear model – but there’s a barely-submerged anger that seems to stem from the author’s realisation of the great injustice of biology.

It’s equally hard not to feel that there is more than just New York that’s familiar here: Download Image Download Image. But here, sadly, Bushnell falls back on blogspeak: Amazon Giveaway allows you lipsick run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Observer review: Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell | Books | The Guardian

Aug 19, Danielle rated it did not like it Shelves: Nov 25, Vicki L rated it really liked it. Oct 30, Rebekah rated it it was ok. She goes soul searching and with back against the wall comes up with pants.

Lipstick Jungle is still a page-turner, and Bushnell’s ear for jyngle and eye for detail remain as sharp as ever, but these darker questions about meaning and fulfilment seem to have edged out her viper wit and there are fewer laughs, fewer enjoyably silly minor characters. The ladies work in high power or climbing high jobs, one in magazine publishing, one in movie production, and up and coming fashion designer.

Bushnell was trying to stress the importance of girl power these days, she couldn’t just drop the subject that women couldn’t live without men, no matter how powerful they are – which actually contradicts the whole theme.

The “feminism” in this book gets really heavy-handed and then just ends up being tiresome. I would only recommend this to Candace Bushnell fans and huge chick lit fans.

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