Consider this a sequel to her Sex & The City with new characters. Bushnell's quartet of blondes struggle with high-powered success, stretch marks, romantic intrigues, Manhattan expectations, dull lovers, biological clocks, and their own paranoia. Come to think of it, this novel has T.V. series potential.
Well as it turns out, she can. Don't waste your time or anyone else's with this book. It's about 4 stupid women who make ridiculous choices and live lives consumed by ...more
Four Blondes is a trite story about four women you couldn't care about if they were on fire on the midtown bus. Their stories, remarkably, are less interesting. Read this book only if you are being threatened with d ...more
Candace Bushnell (of Sex and the City fame) has written a book that is either disgusting in its skewed portrayal of vapid, mindless, and spiritually bankrupt women or genius in its satirical and ironic take on selfsame.
I'm going with the former.
Perhaps it deserves some kind of recognition at the very least for the entertai ...more
The writing style of the second section almost made me quit reading. Sentence length averages 6 words and every other sentence is in parentheses which I think was meant for humor but ended up being ...more
It was just creepy. High "Ick" factor. As in the normalization of deviant sex ick.
However, i happened to be reading Ibsen's A Doll's House at the same time and it made a fascinating comparative study re: women's roles and what women have done with the ...more
Its sad when Gaston is considered a well-rounded character compared to these bitches.
Not only are they selfish they are a downright disgusting portraya ...more
I was never a big SEX AND THE CITY fan. As a rule I prefer romance to chick lit. I like guaranteed happy endings, and I also prefer a more hopeful take on men than what you get from most literary or "feminist" fiction.
The point is, I approached 4 BLONDES with really low expectations. Yet it wasn't quite as bad as I expected. Some of the satire on career women and feminists is razor sharp. Bushnell really shows how "educated" white women ...more
...the problem is that's ALL this novel is about. I get the Sex and the City thing- I even loved the show for the first few seasons before they became walking cliches of superficiality and excess, but tha ...more
WTF did I just read? Candace Bushnell, I know Manhattan has some vain and money/career driven people living there but please, let's not scare anyone away. I feel like I should be ashamed to live and love NYC. Yes, we are the city ...more
The Plot: This isn’t just one book, but actually four novellas regarding four status & sex obsessed Manhattan-bound blondes. Janey Wilcox (subject of the full-length follow-up ‘Trading Up’) is a floundering model/actress that baits guys in exchange for summers in the Hamptons and a life she deems worthy of her greatness. Cecelia is married to a royal, but the media’s obsession with her every flaw keeps her high-strung personality on ...more
The novel is broken up into 4 sections, each one dedicated to a different shade of blonde and the ...more