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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Janey is a sometime model who is looking to become rich and famous. If you must respect the protagonist in order to enjoy a book, then don’t pick up this one. Well, my answer will be, if you are getting bored and wanna read something light, something like no-strings-attached, something that will give you a good laugh, then you may pick a copy of this book. Leave it for those who will laugh out loud in recognition of someone they know. Apr 30, Meghan added it.

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This page was last edited on 1 Octoberat I know this is just chick lit, but it is poorly written chick lit. On top of that, the writing is terrible. There is a sense that the ends have justified the means. This was the worst book I have ever attempted.

When I read these kinds of books, I wonder how they get published. Don’t pick up this book!! In her first book since the cultural phenomenon Sex and the City, Candace Bushnell triumphantly returned with the national best-seller Four Blondes, which The New York Times says “chronicles the glittering lives of semicelebrities, social aspirants, and moneyed folk In Four Blondesshe returns with a quartet of novellas on her favorite subject–the mating habits of wealthy sex- status- and media-obsessed New Yorkers.

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Janey has issues, a lot of them, and yes, as I said, she is Janey is selfish, but she is far from simple. Winne finds herself cheating on James with Tanner, a man who makes her feel cherished and loved. I actually remember reading this years ago and going through the worst rated titles on goodreads the awful book springs back to my mind.

I don’t doubt that vapid and self-absorbed women exist in the world, but why tell these stories? In this book, Janey tries to convince herself that she doesn’t need a guy to live the life she wants a glamorous one, with a house in the Hamptons in the summer and she almost convinces herself that she is independent because she’s going places, writing a script for some douche bag who pays for a summer house for her.


There’s only one character that comes to mind who might rival their superficiality. I get the Sex and the City thing- I even loved the show for the first few seasons before they became walking cliches of superficiality and excess, but tha Before I launch into another diatribe about the enormous amount of crap that is this book, let me say that chick-lit CAN be smart, it can be fun and it can YES PLEASE have a protagonist that, while interested in dating and mating, isn’t obsessed over it or derive ALL of her self-esteem from it.

You would not want to be any of her characters, but you can’t help wincing occasionally in recognition. It may not disappoint you, considering the fact that you are an occasional reader, but serious readers like me, might tear apart this book with words of criticism. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I bought the 4 Blondes and I was not disappointed the style was crisp and very observing.

It’s about 4 stupid women who make ridiculous choices and live lives consumed by This book doesn’t even deserve one star. You don’t care about the characters, but almost sort of want them to wander into city traffic and get run over. Nov 08, Emily Scott rated it it was ok. These stories could in fact be re The protagonists of these stories are connected not only by their blonde hair but also by their isolation and desire for change. Janey’s only concrete talent is her ability to slink into the affections of a man with a large summer house in the Hamptons, where she will be invited to spend the season as his mistress.

What Jane Austen was in the 19th century, Bushnell is in the 21st. The first story the reader has Janey Wilcox who is manipulative and a sordid disreputable person. Marlene-NL Apr 12, While I might not become friends with any of these women if I met them in person, Bushnell has the ability to make me feel sadness for what these girls have to endure.

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Read this book only if you are being threatened with death. Feb 27, Emily rated it did not like it Shelves: Janey goes through men like toilet paper and manages to gain a reputation as a naughty girl, the kind of girl who would steal a woman’s husband. My mother is married to a fishmonger. Believing that relationships between the sexes are more relaxed here, she proceeds to reinforce all the textbook transatlantic stereotypes, under the pretext of exploding them.

The most striking resemblances include: Are they scared of them too? Sex and the City was and still is such a massive hit that audiences use it as the totem pole to measure everything that Candace Bushnell writes.

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She almost fools herself into thinking that she’s something, that she has love, but then he shows up with his wife and Janey goes back to being the Janey that we got to know at first–she doesn’t really show any emotion, she recedes into her selfish behaviors and fools herself into thinking that she might do something–anything–someday and be famous, rich.

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. Well, I was pretty aware what I was getting myself into, before reading this book. The back of the book claims, “She chronicles the lives of four beautiful women [ And now we have a real dilemma: Add to Your books.

Bushnell really shows how “educated” white women from schools like Barnard and Wellesley sneer at minorities while aping their victim rhetoric. 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. If she is two pounds overweight, she takes care of it. This has to be one of the worst books that I’ve ever read in my life.