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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18,294 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Candace Bushnell Narrator: Cynthia Nixon Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Enter a world where the sometimes shocking and often hilarious mating habits of the privileged are exposed by a true insider. In essays drawn from her witty and sometimes brutally candid column in the New York Observer, Candace Bushnell introduces us to the young and beautiful who travel in packs from parties to bars to clubs. Meet Carrie, the quintessential young writer looking for love in all the wrong places; Mr. Big, the business tycoon who drifts from one relationship to another; Samantha Jones, the fortyish, successful, “testosterone woman” who uses sex like a man. Not to mention “Psycho Moms,” “Bicycle Boys,” “International Crazy Girls,” and the rest of the New Yorkers who have inspired one of the most watched television series of our time.

You’ve seen them on HBO and on the silver screen, now read the book that started it all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Intriguing and highly entertaining.”

    Helen Fielding, New York Times bestselling author of Bridget Jones’ Diary

  • “Imagine Jane Austen with a martini or perhaps Jonathan Swift on rollerblades.”

    Sunday Telegraph

  • “Imagine the Sun edited by Jane Austen…Hilarious…A compulsively readable book, served on bite-sized chunks of irrepressible irreverence.”

    Marie Claire

  • “The media celebrities! The heartbreak! The strappy sandals! This bumptious collection of Candace Bushnell’s ‘Sex and the City’ columns from the New York Observer provides a prime banquette seat to witness the intense and rather frightening mating rituals of the attractive, successful, over-thirty-five-and-still-unmarried set…It becomes a kind of serial novel that works as both a comedy of manners and a class study of the current Age of Non-Innocence…Juicy, fast-reading pieces.”


  • “Reading like a society novel gone downtown and askew, Sex and the City is a comically sordid look at status and ambition and the many characters consumed by the sexual politics of the 90s.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Often funny…this is an inside account of the quintessential ’90s romance and the never-ending search for the perfect marriage partner in high society.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “A collection of Bushnell’s punchy, archly knowing, and sharply observed sex columns from the New York Observer…Brain candy that will appeal equally to urban romantics and anti-romantics.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Fascinating and haunting insights into the love lives of the rich and randy in New York. Bushnell has gleaned pieces from her popular New York Observer column and combined them into an oddly touching collection…This is a captivating look at the Age of Un-Innocence, in a city in which the glittering diversions don’t quite make up for the fact that ‘Cupid has flown the coop.’”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Bushnell extracts some gems from her ‘Sex and the City’ column in the New York Observer, which has a devoted following.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Emlyn Chand | 2/5/2014

    " I was very disappointed. I got 30 pages from the end and just couldn't bring myself to finish. How do you make a book about sex boring, Candace Bushnell, how? This is one of the rare works, which is actually improved my film - not slaughtered by it. Between this train wreck and the heavily sleep-inducing "Dangerous Liaisons," I don't think I'll try to read a novel written in epistolary style ever again. "Dracula" pulled off this unusual literary style, but it is a big and tasty exception. So, don't read "Sex and the City," ESPECIALLY if you love the television show. Just don't. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lauri | 2/4/2014

    " Eh. I wasn't expecting much, so it was pretty entertaining. The characters were so much more interesting and better developed on the TV show. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Emily Mellow | 2/3/2014

    " I got most of the way through this messy and narcissistic book, mostly on the power of feeling sentimental about when I used to watch the show, before deciding the book was never going to live up to the glory and glamor that the show possessed. No, the book is not good. Maybe people who have lived in NYC would relate to it more, but I thought it was far better as a show, and the book pretty much sucked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by angrykitty | 1/26/2014

    " i read this after having watched all the shows.....it's not that it's exactly bad, it's just that i can see how people used to the show could get upset with the book. "

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