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Hadley Freeman: rereading Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell | Books | The Guardian

Please refresh the page and retry. Candace Bushnell has returned to what transformed her from skint journalist to an author as monied as the people she immortalised. Is There Still Sex in the City? In it, Bushnell continues the quest that made her name: sex, marriage, and whether people are embarking on either. Bushnell, now 60 but looking at least 15 years younger has been married and, like those pitiable women in her first book, moved to Connecticut.
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Even though I am a writer with curly blonde hair and an incredible shoe collection, I did not move to New York because I watched Sex and the City. Everyone is mean, and selfish, and complicated, and many of them are not rich, and most of them have wardrobes that go unmentioned. But the columns promised something different—another New York.

The dark side of Sex and the City: why Candace Bushnell's book was no New York fairy tale

In the early 90s, Candace Bushnell was a thirtysomething woman in New York who, according to her friend Jay McInerney himself no party slouch , "was doing advanced postgraduate work in the subject of going out on the town". She didn't have to sleep on foam for much longer. The columns shimmered with in-the-know details about a very particular Manhattan set, such as men who worry about which interior decorator to hire for their private jet and women who install CCTV cameras to spy on their child's nanny. And Bushnell, despite her financial straits, was absolutely part of this set. Oh yeah — one of those! There is no other kind in Bushnell's world. Readers delighted in matching the column's characters to their real-life counterparts: is River Wilde, the gay and slightly scary novelist, based on Bret Easton Ellis?

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Eastern Time Zone , except the pilot episode which aired at the same time on a Saturday night. The season garnered mixed reviews from critics. The first season garnered strong ratings for HBO in America, as well as Channel 4 in the United Kingdom, where it landed among the top 30 weekly most-watched programs. The series is based on the book of the same name , written by Candace Bushnell , which contains stories from her column with the New York Observer. Season one featured four actors receiving star billing.

While literature is usually considered more intellectually gratifying than film, there are exceptions to this rule , including TV shows that outshine their own books. With music and special effects that remain haunting, and tour de force performances from actors like a young Ryan Gosling, Are You Afraid of the Dark? The emphasis on the skill and importance of storytelling as an art even comes across better in the show. In its book series, the type of dialogue that works well in the show is too trite without the powerful visual scenes and that oh-so-eerie intro to set the mood. Yet another show that was so successful it earned, or was cursed with, a novelization. The Buffy book series is noticeably missing the camp charm of the show or even that of the movie, also penned by Joss Whedon.

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