Sex and the City

“Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it.”
― Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City

Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell is a collection of essays based on Busnell’s and her friends’ lifestyles. The book is an anthology of columns that Bushnell originally wrote for The New York Observer. I don’t usually read books like this, I have never really watched or been a fan of Sex and the City HBO series or seen the movies but I was intrigued to read the book that had inspired them as usually book adaptations tend to have great books behind them.

“Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.”
― Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City

I was very positively surprised by this book! I thought this book was the most popular chick-lit ever and I’m not a huge fan of “chick-lit”. However, Sex and the City is not chick-lit. Not exactly. You’d expect chick lit to be a novel that’s centered around a romantic conquest. Sex and the City is a small collection of different articles about sex, women and life in New York.  There are romantic conquests, yes, but they aren’t the point. Sex and the City simply observes sex in the New York city.

“From my experience, honey, if he seems too good to be true—he probably is.”
― Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City

I wouldn’t describe this as the best book I have ever read but it was very entertaining read. Bushnell’s writing style is very witty and I liked descriptions of different men and Bushnell’s truthful way of thinking through the book. This book doesn’t give you advices on life but there are many great truths. Like for example this sentence: “There are worse things than being thirty-five, single, and female in New York. Like: Being twenty-five, single, and female in New York. It’s a rite of passage few women would want to repeat. It’s about sleeping with the wrong men, wearing the wrong clothes, having the wrong roommate, saying the wrong thing, being ignored, getting fired, not being taken seriously, and generally being treated like shit. But it’s necessary.”

3/5 stars.

“Some people are settling down, some people are settling and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies.”
― Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City

If you loved HBO show, do not read this book because it is nothing like the show. You also might not like this book because it doesn’t have a plot, just collections of essays, a column written for New York Observer. Observer writers observe. That’s what Bushnell does.
2. I repeat do not compare this novel with the show. Maybe you will like this more if you have never seen the show like me.If you are looking for a good column, this is for you.
3. I think this book is a good read for women in their 20’s/ 30’s.
4. I’t pretty short book, 300 pages?
5. NOT a chick-lit.

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