Ord things but then buys a Alamo Story: From Early History to Current Conflicts pair of shoes two sizes too big for her just because she thinks she should because they re fashionableSome of the stories weren t too bad still cringe worthy but you get caught up in them So the middle section when she is describing boob jobs facials and kids byroxy were uite entertaining However then the book starts to draw to an end and we are dealt deaths and hilosophical musings that just make you want to curl up and dieThis book made me want to hold onto Morgan really tight and be very grateful that I m not single This book is depressing desperate and sad and it made me sad reading it It made me uncomfortable the majority of the time and like I say it s such a shame it could have been good but she needed to believe in what she was writing and telling usAfter some ersonal criticism from the author via Twitter and subseuently blocking me before I had a chance to respond I have decided to update my review This is the response to the author I would have Isabel de Solis, Soraya: Un Cuento de Amor En La Alhambra put on Twitter and a little of an explanation as to why this book wasn t for me Thank you for responding to my review Sex and the City Lipstick Jungle and The Carrie Diaries have brought so much joy to my life and I m grateful to you for creating those worldsI m really gutted that I didn t enjoy this book I was so happy to receive an ARC but maybe I went in with too high expectations I can t lie in a review and I m sorry this book wasn t for me I have read other autobiographies of women just not via NetGalley that may have suffered worse and they have received 5 star reviewsThanks for reading If you want to see of my reviews visit wwwpinkanddizzycom Dammit I was 3aragraphs in to my review and didn t notice the iPad battery was running down and just like that it was gone Starting over sighI loved Sex and the City the TV show Beginning during my single late 20s it was a backdrop to my moving to the other side of the world and finding The One I organised SATC girls nights where we would get together to snack drink watch episodes from my boxed sets and discuss our relationships It was funny controversial thought Out of the Box provoking but not too serious So when this came up on NetGalley I reuested it without even reading the summary Unfortunately I forgot that I didn t actually enjoy the book upon which the show was based this was before my reviewing days so I don t recall why not This was also not very good or what I was expecting Instead of the an update on Carrie Co a decade on this is a memoir of the author s last decade and her impressions of dating in Middle Age It srobably the most The First Secret of Edwin Hoff profoundly depressing book I ve ever readAt the start of the book Candace loses her dog her husband divorces her and she is forced by financial and social circumstance to move out of her Manhattan apartment and into The Village An editor suggests she writes another book and returns to the topic that made her famous dating Since she s actually happy enough being single she recounts the experiences of her friends as they navigate divorce and the difficulties of starting over when it is as hard as ever to find a decent man let alone one you want to have sex with Even with age appropriate men it seems it s still all about how women look and their willingness tout out When she finally realises that the #most important thing is that he be Nice I was saddened that she was nearly 60 before she #important thing is that he be Nice I was saddened that she was nearly 60 before she this out when it was the answer all along she is happy but almost immediately terrible things happen to bring her down again Like I said depressing I was constantly reminded how lucky I am to be married to a Nice Man and just have to really hope nothing happens to him The section about Tinder made me shudder and give thanks for my internet free youthThe author comes across as entitled and lacking empathy The only thing that seems to bother her is not being rich even though compared to 98% of the rest of the world she is Throughout the book she freuently complains about being broke and yet spends thousands of dollars on shoes and face creams and seems to think this is normal How you can be the writer behind one of the most successful TV shows of the Noughties and end up with no money without even having spent it raising children is beyond me It felt like we were being asked to feel sorry for her and that she needed this to be a success but really hasn t ut much effort into it In fact the best thing I can say about this book is that it is short Sadly it s also boring and unfunny and offers no new insights into how to survive singlehood in your fifties except for the importance of having friendsThanks to NetGalley for the ARC which allowed me to give an honest review I m sorry I couldn t find much to like about it but note that the majority of other early reviews have the same complaints A new SATC book Yes PleaseI was so excited to have some new material about some of my favourite fictional characters Sadly despite the title and the book s descriptionthat is not what I got Instead I got the author s notes on her ersonal life after a divorce and navigating her fiftiesDespite being written by the #person who brought Carrie Charlotte Miranda and Samantha to lifethis was not good I would go so far # who brought Carrie Charlotte Miranda and Samantha to lifethis was not good I would go so far to say it was even down right boring Thank you to NetGalley and Grove Atlantic for my ARC I read this book because of Candace Bushnell and who else I absolutely fell in love with the movies Sex And The City and Sex In The City 2 and so obviously when I saw Bushnell s latest on NetGalley I had to read it But unfortunately the book on the whole and the writing in articular failed to seduce me the way the movies did It lacked the whole charm and charisma the movie and its characters had Moreover the story rogressed so speedily that in just two three ki. Ate the ever modernizing world of relationships Throughout Bushnell documents 21st century dating henomenon such as the “Unintended Cub Situation” 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 Bushnell also updates one of her most celebrated stories from Sex and the City “The Bicycle Boys” a breed of New York man who was always try.
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Ndle ages the main character went from the back of a taxi with a dead dog to being broke and got divorced and bought a new lace and sold the old one and bought to new Lignin Biodegradation: Microbiology, Chemistry, and Potential Applications: Volume II poodles not at all in that order but that was a major information dump And the entire book was that way as if the author was just telling about what s happening and not writing a book This makes me wonder how her Sex In The City book might be I always wanted to read it but now not so much as I can see how the writing might be in that too and I really don t want to ruin the movies for myself as I absolutely love themI think you may enjoy this book only if you are hardcore a Bushnell fan which for the love of me I cannot fathom whyYou can also read this review on wwwthereadingbudcom A huge thank you to Hachette Australia forroviding me with a copy of Candace Bushnell s new memoir to read and review I absolutely loved this book and couldn t Something Wicked put it down I finished it in one sittingI ve longtime been a fan of Candace Bushnell s work Sex in The City is a book that I often enjoyed many times over as well as her The Carrie Diaries and Summer In The City too But there was just something all the impressive and addictive that was this book I think for me it was just that the author spared no filters in this book it was just completley upfront and open and honest and I couldn tut it down and found myself instantly fascinated by Candace s exploration of life as an older woman navigating dating circuits and lifetime friendships and life in New York City before and again after overcoming various difficult obstacles in her lifeI must admit I ve never been wholly interested in the whole dating scene and I can happily admit I m asexual but even so I found myself chuckling at the utter relatable that was Candace Bushnell s journey using the interesting dating app that is Tinder and chats with her fellow older friends and a couple of younger ones all of whom have very varying and uniue interpretations of the app and men I would read excerpts of this book to my mum and we d discuss the comments about the men and women in detail remarking on how accurate and Velvet Ropes (Club Undercover pleasantly real Candace Bushnell s narrative isI just throughly enjoyed reading about her life from when she started a seemingly regular day walking her beloved Ibizan Hound to tragedy unfurling and leading her to retreat away from the city only to return with a fresherspective Which I found so interesting too how the lifestyle of Freud and His Followers people in New York City works how glitzy and costly the high end stores are it really felt like another world in itself and I couldicture it all so vividlyIt was impossible not to get swept up in this book and what happened in Candace s life as she explores the titular notion Is There Still Sex In The City as her writing is so wonderfully articulated and reads very intimately it honestly felt like I was catching up with a friend having a cocktail or a rose being entertained and moved by what she d been through and just generally what had occurred in her life I especially enjoyed not only her every day accounts of her and her friends but the Pjesme part where an oldartner of hers came to stay with her along with his young son which essentially leads to Candace thinking about her own life how she s never had children of her own something I admire truthfully but I also enjoyed reading about her taking the young lad shopping and teaching him divingAll in all I definitely think there s something in this book that everyone will enjoy It s definitely one of my favourite non fiction books that I ve read lately and I can t recommend it enough Thank you again Hachette Australia for roviding me with a copy of this book to read and review I ve never watched a single #EPISODE OF SEX AND THE CITY #of Sex and the City read any other books by Candace Bushnell so I came into this book absolutely cold with no expectations It s got an unusual styleformat It s a sort of memoir combined with sort of anthropological observations and categorizations of eople and experiences Candace gets divorced hangs out with other middle aged women who have either remained single or are also divorced goes on Tinder buys 4000 face cream worries about money yeah surprise and relates her own and her friends experiences very dryly and matter of factly It was kind of interesting but also kind of depressing I was fine with Candace telling stories on herself getting turned down for a mortgage on the apartment she already lived in for entirely sexist and #ageist reasons so she just ays the entire mortgage off take that stupid bank no interest for you now being # reasons so she just ays the entire mortgage off take that stupid bank no interest for you now being into the face cream going on Tinder are you the Candace Bushnell asks one guy What the hell do you need with Tinder and letting an ex boyfriend and his kid camp on her roperty for three weeks although I wonder how the kid will feel reading this stuff down the road I was less comfortable with all the stories she tells about her many friends and their experiences Partly those stories just resonate less because of the distance between the erson it happened to and the A'dan Z'ye Yaşar Kemal person writing about it But also telling stories like these on your friends since many of them are not all that flattering feels like a breach of boundaries to me But I guess her friends must be fine with it or they wouldn t stay friends with her Or maybe theeople in this book are just all composites and not really identifiable from these tales about them It s really hard to tell It only took me two days to read this though so I didn t have to stay uncomfortable for long So I m not really sure what I make of this book I liked Candace herself and enjoyed spending time with her hence the three stars But does this make me want to look for any of her other books and spend time with her Not reall. Ing to bring his bike up to women’s apartments Once an anomaly Bushnell charts their new ubiuitousness in addition to where and how to do your own man stalking via bicycle and whether or not it’s worth itIn Is There Still Sex in The City Bushnell looks at love and life from all angles marriage and children divorce and bereavement as well as the very real Nacht pressures on women to maintain their youth and have it all This is aull no unches social commentary and an indispensable companion to one of the most revolutionary dating books of the twentieth centur.