Is There Still Sex in the City?

Category: Book
By (author): Bushnell, Candace
  FICTION / Biographical
  FICTION / General
Publisher: House of Anansi Press Inc
Published: August 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*

Set between the Upper East Side of Manhattan and a country enclave known as The Village, Is There Still Sex in the City? gathers Bushnell's signature short, sharp, satirical commentaries on the love and dating habits of middle aged men and women as they continue to navigate the ever-modernizing world of relationships. Throughout, Bushnell documents twenty-first century dating phenomena, 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 divorcée. Bushnell also updates one of her most celebrated stories from Sex and the City, about "Bicycle Boys," a breed of New York man who was always trying to bring his bike up to women's apartments. Once an anomaly, Bushnell charts their new ubiquitousness, in addition to where, and how, to do your own man stalking via bicycle (and whether or not it's worth it).

In 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 pressures on women to maintain their youth and have it all. This is a pull-no-punches social commentary and an indispensable companion to one of the most revolutionary dating books of the twentieth century.

From The Publisher*

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 highs and lows of sex and dating after fifty.

Review Quote*

PRAISE FOR CANDACE BUSHNELL AND SEX AND THE CITY"Bushnell [is] the modern flame carrier of an established literary tradition: that of American (usually New York) women writers depicting the rigid social and slackening sexual rules of a very particular American (and, again, usually New York) set through a mix of close personal knowledge and fiction. Edith Wharton, Dorothy Parker and Mary McCarthy can all be cited, in varying degrees, as Bushnell's predecessors, with a bit of Elaine Dundy thrown in . . . Compared with the hugely popular television series, the book is tough, unapologetic, and jittery with anxiety . . . hilarious, hard-edged, delightful, harsh, elegant and fun." - Guardian "The book that sparked a cultural phenomenon." - Oprah"I did not move to New York because I watched Sex and the City. I moved to New York because I read it . . . [It is] dark and cynical and weird . . . Everyone is mean, and selfish, and complicated, and many of them are not rich, and most of them have wardrobes that go unmentioned . . . All are reported with Bushnell's savvy reporter's eye." - Garage Vice"Fascinating . . . Hilarious." - Los Angeles Times"Sly . . . Sharp." - People"A breath of fresh air. . . . A forceful display of the merits of the journalistic approach to sexual relations . . . a realism that rivals Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities." - Wall Street Journal

PRAISE FOR CANDACE BUSHNELL AND THE CARRIE DIARIES "If ever a book resounded with positive messages for young people, it's this one." - USA Today "An enjoyable romp of a read." - Entertainment Weekly"An addictive, ingenious origin story." - Los Angeles Times

Biographical Note

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. Both Lipstick Jungle and The Carrie Diaries became popular television series.