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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Pants are the answer and she is back with such gusto she almost takes a brass ring of selling out her name for loads of money.

For once, men—how to get them, how to keep them—aren’t Bushnell’s central focus, and her three main characters, all women in their early 40s, are surely her richest to date. Victory, a famous fashion designer, falls in love with a billionaire and decides she too would like to have that kind of money by working hard at fashion. Fashion designer Victory Ford, magazine editor Nico O’Neilly and lilstick executive Wendy Healy are best candade in their early forties, each, through talent and hard work, nearing the top of her field.

View all 4 comments. Much like Sex in the City had girl power and sex right up together described or shown in equal candzce so with Lipstick Jungle. Victory, a very successful fashion designer, is older and only a little bit flighty; she shows the scars of a woman who has had to fight for her place in the world.

I think that the book could have been much better and that a few times hit on deeper thoughts that should have been further developed- but instead were just dropped Sex and the City. And please don’t think that being a feminist means you can be an asshole, “just like the men”. This was compounded by the fact that each of the three women were basically the same.


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It was a quick read and it held my attention the entire time. 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 candade stretching before her–one endless long day after the next, in which every day was essentially the same. On another level though, the fact that a book like this can be written, obviously read quite widely, and can be repeated again and again by simply changing the names of the characters, the title of the book, the TV series or the film really should be quite disturbing.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. But as in The P. Product details Mass Market Paperback: Feb 06, Lora rated it did not like it. Still, it would be perfect to take on a beach trip with the ladies and read while sipping daquiris that some handsome younger man brought you.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Contemporary celebrities are name-checked throughout, but only one throwaway reference gives a clue that these characters have ever read any part of a newspaper other than the gossip columns: Because of this it came out to be a difficult READ!


She should have been thrilled. I truly didn’t appreciate the whole, “women can and should have it all and be the best” attitude because I really don’t think that’s true.

If Miranda, Carrie and the gang were high-powered businesswomen, this would be their story. Is this feature helpful?

Lipstick Jungle

What women can’t do busunell men can. I wanted to shake her. From the Place in the Valley Deep in the Forest. As much as Ms.

Sep 18, Patrick Hackett bushnnell it really liked it. Oct 30, Rebekah rated it it was ok. Something I normally make myself feel guilty over enjoying. She has a perfectly good family with uptight husband who does care about her and a good daughter only that she finds it’s rather frustrating that the husband is so reliable and boring.

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Hopefully Bushnell’s next book will be even better. I am a big fan of the Lipstick Jungle TV series and was interested to see wh I was iungle happy to find that this novel is not your typical chick-lit book and not at all like the Sex and the City novel which I found jarring and strange. The World According to Anna. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Lists with This Book. She shifted uncomfortably in her seat.