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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In the end Janey has managed to get an old, crudely written screenplay written years earlier into the hands of the right people in Hollywood and is poised to embark on a new path as a Hollywood movie producer.

Apr 08, Jeff Menter added it Shelves: Janey had learned that while most rich men thought women were whores deep down, they didn’t actually want you to be one. The choice of vocabulary is simple; I did not have to consult the dictionary, for formal or colloquial words.

Four Blondes

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of 4 Blondes Janey Wilcox is a fabulous model in her early thirties living in New York city and playing in the summertime in the Hamptons. In this world, however, that simply means that the coke-fuelled movie premieres are getting boring. Aug 04, Love Fool rated it it was ok. Four Blondes may seem like a dumb book today but I am sure it will be among the books that chronicled the life 21st century women.

I kept reading only hoping assuming that at some point it may get interesting. There’s no sense of movement in the narrative and it’s awkward trying to follow exactly what the characters are doing at any given point. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Of all the bad books I have read, this is pobably the one that I can say was the worst.

If she let herself go, let her bushne,l reach its natural weight, she’d probably weigh between and pounds. An unnamed American journalist, whom the reader is invited, knowingly, to identify as a Bushnell alter-ego, arrives in London. Meaning that she has to deal with the media hounding her and in the beginning, she is horribly depressed.

Read this book only if you are being threatened with death. Don’t waste your time or anyone else’s with this book. Leave it for those who will laugh out loud in recognition of someone they know. Short stories are not as easy as they might seem.

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Four Blondes cha “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself blonddes. I finally followed the 50 page rule, where if it’s not good by the first 50 pages, dump it. But she won’t let herself go. As Janey makes her way through a long list of eligible and some not so eligible men, she is forced to realize that she alone is responsible for making her dreams come true. Yes, we are the city that loves money, hot careers, and hard to get into restaurants but we do have a heart.

Views Read Edit View history. Jun 03, It’s about 4 stupid women who make ridiculous choices and live lives consumed by This book doesn’t even deserve one star.

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Yes these characters might sound very vague and dumb in the beginning, but mind it, women like these characters exist everywhere in the world. Perhaps it deserves some kind of recognition at the very least for the entertainment value you get from reading the harsh reviews which are the vast majority interspersed with the occasional fawning acclaim glondes example of ironic genius?

Anyway, I was somewhat pleasently surprised by candqce book in the sense I expected it to be a complex mess, but it wasn’t it. There’s only one character that comes to mind who might rival their superficiality.

WTF did I just read? I like reading real stuff because people aren’t characters and at least Bushnell is paying dues to the fact that people blondew relationships, love, etc are complicated and not easily unwound in a happy-go-lucky type of book where the girl just falls in love like we knew she would and expected she would. The narrative blojdes smoothly between a detached, almost mocking perspective ‘Here are a few of the things they agree on: I like guaranteed happy endings, and I also prefer a more hopeful take on men than what you get from most literary or “feminist” fiction.

I wanted the big, great, inspiring story about an unmarried career woman who goes to London on assignment buhnell meets the man of her dreams and marries him. Trust me, the book will bring out a feminist in you that you didn’t know existed until after scanning through this monstrosity. He keeps his emotions concealed and she is learning just buehnell hard it is to be married to someone in the public eye.

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Yet in this book the rock star and his just-off-the-farm parents are supposed to be “terrified” of their brittle, artificial jet-set mother-in-law.

I wouldn’t even let my dog read blonses book. Janey Wilcox and the journalist, especially the journalist are not very special. Sadly, Janey’s relationships always implode, usually due to Janey’s habit of cheating on her rich boyfriends and never being completely satisfied with their wealth or position.

Do they hate them? The writing style of the second section almost made me quit reading. Definitely do not recommend.

Detailed Review Summary of 4 Blondes by Candace Bushnell

That mystery left me in a wonderful delicate suspense. Quotes from 4 Blondes.

But this new book brings her closer to Choderlos de Laclos and the machiavellian sexual ballet of Les Liaisons Dangereuses. 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 came in two minutes’it’s not all that far off the mark except, perhaps, that last bit.

I think there’s a lot more to this story than it at first seems and it was actually very interesting to read because she suffers from insane paranoia and possibly killed someone and is friends with a complete psycho lady, but that character is a nice foil to help Cecelia the princess get over some of her issues. Life suck and it is even worse when main heroines are selfish and self obsessed.

Luckily I borrowed this from the library and didn’t actually squander any of my hard-earned money on it.