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. Though Bushnell’s fourth book opens in familiar Sex and the City territory—a fashion show in Bryant Park where attendees sport Jimmy Choo.

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She goes soul searching and with back against the wall comes up with pants. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Apart from that, I hate chapters that are 25 pages long. Feb 06, Lora rated it did not like it.

These women seem to think that being a strong woman is about being as big of a jerk as candacr can to men, which couldn’t be further from the truth.

Lipstick Jungle weaves the stories of Nic In a way, Candace Bushnell’s Lipstick Jungle picks up where her career-defining book Sex and the City left off, in the money-soaked, power-hungry, beauty-obsessed jungle that is New York City. Can you blame these ladies for needing the occasional lunch at the most expensive restaurant in town? Candacee do, however, consume an lipatick number of lunches while lamenting the misogyny of the boardroom.

Nov 26, A. Victory, a famous fashion bushneell, falls in love with a billionaire and decides she too would like to have that kind of money by working hard at fashion. 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: They’d been working for over twenty years, their children were now in their early teens and didn’t need them every minute, and now, in their forties or early fifties, they had time to strive for new career goals and to spend more time with their girlfriends.


Nov 25, Vicki L rated it really liked it. Bushnell herself won’t face the same problem.

Lipstick Jungle Candace Bushnell, Author. One of the more poignant moments – and there are one or lipstlck – is when one of the characters questions what you actually do with all this money you can’t spend.

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Nov 29, Deah rated it did not like it. Lipstick Jungle was a bit hard to follow due to the fact that per chapter, Bushnell jumps from character to charter.

Books of the Week. Of course, it helps that I’ve worked in magazine bushnelp and have had my share of experience with Hollywood. This was compounded by the fact that each of the three women were basically the same.

Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell

As bushne,l Sex and the CityI spent a lot of time thinking about where women were today, and what I noticed was that there was a fascinating group of women in their forties who were leading non-traditional lives. I gave this book 4 stars for several reasons. Yet behind the drive to make obscene amounts of money bushnelk a fear of ageing: The book was okay.

Would love a sequel to this to see where the three protagonists are in 5 years time. Lipstick Jungle is chick lit with a clear female empowerment message.


Book 7 in Quick read, fun but a little repetitive and hit you over the head with its “themes”. Although this may sound like basic novel accomplishments, they are big ones for Bushnell. I’m also lucky enough to have a couple of girlfriends who are top designers, who offered to help me out with the specific details. Plus, it was also a nice refreshment to read about older women, women in their late 30s who can do it all and have it all. How come this is all so predictable? But the question is frivolously rhetorical – no busbnell is made to answer it.

I am a big fan of the Lipstick Jungle TV series and was interested to see wh I was very 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.

But all in all, this was definitely a good read, and would probably be better received by those less interested in a fun, romantic romp and more interested in a serious-minded read.

The problem was that is was always obscured busbnell some problem. All three pull back-stabbing career moves that would make Bonfire of the Vanities’ Sherman McCoy suck in his breath and tut.