Book Review | Is There Still Sex in the City? by International Bestseller @CandaceBushnell #netgalle
Title: Is There Still Sex in the City?
Author: Candace Bushnell
Twenty years after her sharp, seminal first book Sex and the City reshaped the landscape of pop culture and dating with its fly on the wall look at the mating rituals of the Manhattan elite, the trailblazing Candace Bushnell delivers a new book on the wilds and lows of sex and dating after fifty.
Set between the Upper East Side of Manhattan and a country enclave known as The Village, Is There Still Sex in the City? follows a cohort of female friends—Sassy, Kitty, Queenie, Tilda Tia, Marilyn, and Candace—as they navigate the ever-modernizing phenomena of midlife dating and relationships. There’s “Cubbing,” in which a sensible older woman suddenly becomes the love interest of a much younger man, the “Mona Lisa” Treatment—a vaginal restorative surgery often recommended to middle aged women, and what it’s really like to go on Tinder dates as a fifty-something divorcee. From the high highs (My New Boyfriend or MNBs) to the low lows (Middle Age Madness, or MAM cycles), Bushnell illustrates with humor and acuity today’s relationship landscape and the types that roam it.
Drawing from her own experience, in Is There Still Sex in the City? Bushnell spins a smart, lively satirical story of love and life from all angles—marriage and children, divorce and bereavement, as well as the very real pressures on women to maintain their youth and have it all. This is an indispensable companion to one of the most revolutionary dating books of the twentieth century from one of our most important social commentators.
The woman who started the Sex and the City franchise is back and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
If you thought dating in your late twenties and early thirties was a challenge, dating in the Hamptons in your fifties is like dancing in a mine field. But never fear, Candace Bushnell is here guide you. Told from the stark point of view of the main character, Candace, while experiencing and observing the pitfalls of aging while looking fabulous, I gobbled it up.
Bushnell writes with naked honesty and it’s one of the things I adore about her. She doesn’t hold back. There’s moments of hilarity and heartbreaking moments that’ll take your breath away. A refreshing take on dating in today’s culture and one I highly recommend.
Perfect for fans of SATC but I must warn you: this is not a sequel to SATC. It is a new chapter for women and dating.
Disclaimer: I received a copy from the publisher via Netgalley in the hopes I’d review it.
My Rating: 5 stars
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CANDACE BUSHNELL is the critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of Sex and the City, Lipstick Jungle, The Carrie Diaries, One Fifth Avenue, Trading Up, Four Blondes, Summer and the City and Killing Monica. Sex and the City, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies. Lipstick Jungle became a popular television series on NBC, as did The Carrie Diaries on the CW.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N