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Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell
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Nov 19, 2011

did not like it
Read in November, 2011

Wonderful writing but awful book. The characters had no redeeming value, so much so that instead of rooting for the characters I was happy to see bad things happen to them. These characters are the exact reason why some men hate feminists; there is nothing wrong with being a strong woman but these women took it to another level of belittling and disrespecting the men in their lives. These women seem to think that being a strong woman is about being as big of a jerk as you can to men, which couldn't be further from the truth. Being a jerk, makes you a jerk, plain and simple, whether you're male or female. Their shallowness and selfishness was appalling--their failure to recognize how their actions affect their entire families, their quest for power and money put above being good decent people. They are the kind of people who create awful situations in their lives and then blame everyone else when these situations go awry. They are great businesswomen but it is possible to be smart, beautiful AND have a conscience and morals.
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message 1: by Emily (new)

Emily Agreed. I felt the same way about one Fifth Avenue. Same type of women in that book. Apparently, Bushnell doesn't write about strong, smart, AND likable female characters.


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