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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To ask other readers questions about Four Blondesplease sign up. Wikipedia in English None. But this new book brings her closer to Choderlos de Laclos and the machiavellian sexual ballet of Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

4 Blondes Book Summary and Study Guide

For other books with the same title, see Trading Up disambiguation. She doesn’t mince words; physically unpleasant elements of sexual experience are dealt with in the same 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 candacce is not expected to fulfil every desire.

Bushnell really shows how “educated” white women from schools like Barnard and Wellesley sneer at minorities while aping their victim rhetoric. I hated the way it was written The last blonde is an American sex columnist who heads to England in order to find the love of her life.

Trust me, the book will bring out a feminist in you that you didn’t know existed until after scanning through this monstrosity.

Four Blondes by Candace Bushnell

I’m going with the former. I only finished it on principle. But for all her theoretical savoir-faire, Janey is aware that time is running out.

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Jun 05, Amie rated it liked it. It is fine book if you look at it as whole, but when you try to take it in to the pieces and think about it too much blomdes started to be dull and over cliched. I must add that these stories do describe vulgar acts in vulgar language, but everything Bushnell writes is necessary.


At first Janey is uninterested in Selden and is instead enamored with Zizi, a young Argentinian polo player with model looks and the bjshnell of a member of the European elite. Thank you for providing the excerpts busnnell the book to show us just how triggering those quotes could be to many people who might pick up this book!

They use the language of victims while fighting not for equality but for the privileges of white male aristocrats. And that said, it’s probably only entertaining to readers who recognize that “it’s funny because it’s true” – even without being in the social circles of people like these characters, you would need to blodnes that they exist. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.

Four Blondes

In this book, Janey tries to convince 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.

As communication deteriorates, both Winnie and James – convinced that the cancace of all their problems is the other’s failure to understand their needs – first contemplate, then enact, adulterous liaisons.

Why, then, are both so frustrated and angry with the world? I picked it up in a charity shop so many years ago because of the author and it was just terrible, I mean I was really young but still I was young enough the realise how self absorbed these characters are and how dull this book was as well. WTF did I just read? Four stories about fairly unlikable, unsympathetic women and their lives. Janey’s only concrete talent is her ability to slink into the affections of a man with a large summer house in the Hamptons, where bkshnell will be invited to spend the season as his mistress.

I was pretty sure it will be as bad as her first work, but somehow it wasn’t it. Bushnell deals in generalisations, both in New York and London, and while her caricatured portrait of media London is presumably funnier to Americans who have never been here the love interest is called Rory Saint John Cunningsnot-Bedwards, and she does surmise that all Englishmen ‘had sex with their socks on, possessed a microscopic willy, and candaec in two minutes’it’s not all that far off the mark except, perhaps, that last bit.


Four Blondes cha “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together. No matter how busy they say they are. Views Read Edit View history.

I did not like this book and would not recommend it to anyone Janey professes to the kind of jaw-jutting cynicism that is de rigueur among New York women with regard to relationships: 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.

Jul 24, Jaime rated it did not like it Recommends it for: 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.

I’ve lost a quarter of a pound from the morning. Bushnfll was just creepy. An unnamed American journalist, whom the reader is invited, knowingly, to identify as a Bushnell alter-ego, arrives in London.

This book doesn’t feel like it has a point. Nicole Ziege This sounds awful.

I notice most people rate this book pretty low, so i guess even fans don’t like this one. She shows us that no matter who you are you can be dissatisfied with bushell but she also shows us that it is never too late to make a change for the better. Swap have, 13 want.