Candace Bushnell


she was a wonderful speaker on our campus

>>By uconn   (Sunday, 4 May 2003 23:25)

She is a great writer, she can capture the life of a lively woman who has an adventurous and amazing social life. It makes an interestiing read and even as a teenager I find her fasinating. Sex and the city is my favorite show and the book Four Blondes is my favorite book and I can not wait until Trading Up comes out on sale.

>>By Lakin   (Saturday, 21 Jun 2003 04:18)

I love her. She is my idol, I want to be her one day.
-Whit, Age 18

>>By Whitney Lynn   (Tuesday, 1 Jul 2003 19:45)

I think she's a sad boring perennial adolescent girl-woman who wants to be a "somebody" but isn't pretty enough to marry well....and is too self indulgent to deepen and grow..hence just keeps in the single scene....aging and growing time. She married a much younger man...why.....she's carrying the economic burden...what has he to lose? Is it any wonder that the comments I've read are from very young women....who desperately seek a more adventurous life.....If you think Candace Bushnell has it...think again!! Sorry to be so dour about my comments....I love the HBO series.......but Bushnell's books....are depressing..

>>By PK   (Thursday, 3 Jul 2003 16:09)

I have just read Trading Up, and the downward spiral into which the "heroine" continued to fall with headstrong ignorance was painful to continue reading, but Bushnell's fabulous storyline and the impenetrable world she has created were utterly impossible for me to put down. As much as I hated it, I enjoyed it. But isn't that the way of things? We love that which we hate just as much as we hate what we love. The money, the glamour, the people, the scandal, the lifestyle, and ultimately the foreigness of it all compared to our own "normal" lives draw us into the world Bushnell has created whether we approve of it or not. Trading up gives us a sort of glimpse into a time and place we may never know, but have often been curious about. Isn't it a relief that it's depressing - a relief we don't want to be trapped in that world with those people, that money, those scandals, or that lifestyle?

>>By looloobug   (Monday, 15 Nov 2004 15:14)

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