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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: November 2005 ISBN: 9781594834523
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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.”

    Salon

  • “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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Jung | 1/15/2014

    " I am so sad that this book gets such horrible reviews! You do have to look at it as either completely separate from the tv show or any align it with the first few episodes of the tv show. This was a quick read and isn't even quite a fluff chick lit book because it doesn't delve into the characters as one may think but it's still cute and I enjoyed it. I only wish that it was longer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Niki | 1/13/2014

    " Don't read this if you're expecting it to be anything like the HBO series! You'll be very disappointed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 C | 1/12/2014

    " Candace Bushnell is lucky this was picked up as a show because her writing is awful. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mayra | 1/9/2014

    " I can't get through the first 10 pages. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sinmara | 1/1/2014

    " Not worth reading - it's chaotic, has nearly nothing to do with the TV series and lacks warmth and intellect. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anikka | 12/26/2013

    " I have yet to read a Candace Bushnell book that is actually worthwhile. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacquelyn | 12/16/2013

    " Eh... so-so. The TV series was much more entertaining! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer Lankford | 12/6/2013

    " The TV series and movie is much better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christy | 12/4/2013

    " I absolutely love the HBO series Sex in the City. I watched it first before reading the book. The book was a disappointment. It's usually the other way around for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimberly Smith | 12/1/2013

    " For once I have to say the shows and movie were better! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Martina | 11/30/2013

    " It should've been TV thing only. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ruth | 7/22/2013

    " it was different than I thought it would be - it wasn't a story about the 4 women - it was vignettes of different people. It did include Carrie, Samantha and Charlotte but it didn't follow how they met, their story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 6/24/2013

    " A funny but a little depressing view of life in New York. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenifer | 4/26/2013

    " I was disappointed that the book which inspired such a humorous and sexy beloved TV series was so dark and anti-romantic. The only save was the increadble imagery. Good to read in very short segments, or not at all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Casie | 3/28/2013

    " I was hoping it would be more intellectual than the tv show. It wasn't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joshii Seeto | 3/27/2013

    " i find the story quite interesting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J. Pierre Gardner | 3/12/2013

    " Not what you would expect the t.v. show to be, but i liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marieke Dufresne | 2/19/2013

    " The show is better than the book, but it's an easy read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tonjia Atomic | 10/29/2012

    " It's a fun read. The show is much better. Kind of shallow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie F | 9/8/2012

    " In some ways it's bette than the TV show. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Makedo | 8/15/2012

    " didn't like this book. TV serial has totally prevailed it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dipitie | 5/7/2012

    " It had its moments, but it was nowhere near as entertaining as the TV show. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shell | 4/6/2012

    " Enjoy the tv show but wasn't a huge fan of the book "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laura Mazzola | 9/20/2011

    " This book was a huge disappointment. The women are shallow and heartless. The characters are underdeveloped- it does not compare to the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 6/27/2011

    " Loved the series

    Liked the first movie

    The book was ok

    I refuse to watch the second movie......

    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 La_beegirl | 6/23/2011

    " A lot darker than the show, this book is an intriguing survey of New York Women surviving and evolving in a paternalistic society. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J. Pierre | 6/16/2011

    " Not what you would expect the t.v. show to be, but i liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 6/13/2011

    " i knew id love this as i was a big fan of the TV show, every line i read i had carries voice in my head, it was so strange. a good read to get lost in. ideal beach read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jodi-Beth | 6/7/2011

    " I liked the show enough so I thought I would check out the inspiration. I read this book a long time ago but I remember feeling let down when I was finished. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kaitlynnes | 6/6/2011

    " Did not like this book at all "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joshii | 6/5/2011

    " i find the story quite interesting "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren | 6/5/2011

    " Pretty different from the show, but not as engrossing. Finished it in one weekend at the beach, definitely a breezy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ames | 6/1/2011

    " It sure wasn't like the show! Not bad but the writing was very scattered and didn't really flow. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eryn | 5/31/2011

    " who reads this shit? it was hard to follow and the formatting was confusing.
    i'll just stick to watching the show when there's nothing else on tv. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shannon | 5/31/2011

    " Picked this up in the bargain bin at B&N - ok for a quick filler read but not anything that I'd rave about. I've never been a huge fan of the series - just caught a few episodes here & there. This book is just basically the same as the first few episodes of the television series. "

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About the Author
Author Candace Bushnell

Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed, international bestselling author of Sex and the City, Summer and the City, The Carrie Diaries, One Fifth Avenue, Lipstick Jungle, Trading Up, and Four Blondes. Sex and the City, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series and two blockbuster movies. Lipstick Jungle also became the basis for a popular television series on NBC. She grew up in Glastonbury, Connecticut, and has written for publications including Mademoiselle, Self magazine, and Esquire. She is the winner of the 2006 Matrix Award and a recipient of the Albert Einstein Spirit of Achievement Award.

About the Narrator

Cynthia Nixon is an actress best known for her role in the popular television series Sex and the City. She has received two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, and A Grammy Award. Nixon lives with her wife and three children.