FOUR BLONDES (2000)

CANDACE BUSHNELL


"Bushnell writes with the same acerbic ruthlessness that has made Sex and the City such a touchstone of our times." – The New York Times 

“Bushnell has her milieu down cold, and writes with the peculiarly New York cynicism of a woman who has attended one too many fragrance launches.” – New York Times Book Review

“Enough sharp humor and canny, insightful portraits to easily fill Sex and the City’s Manolo Blahnik shoes.” – USA Today

“A collection of short stories about Manhattanites whose escapades will make your own life seem tame. . . . Pour yourself a cocktail and dig in.” – Playboy

“Candace Bushnell is back in fine, blunt form. . . . Fans will get what they love: the literary dirt on characters who are so manically self-absorbed they’re appealing. . . . What makes [Four Blondes] good is that it’s all about the messy clash of bad ideas, greedy expectations, and power.” – Boston Globe

“In a world of fiction currently populated by earnest, neurotic female characters who hold down responsible jobs, it’s a relief to read about lives that are so much more troubled, glamorous and unapologetically shallow than our own.” – US Weekly

“Bushnell’s keen eye for detail is a treat, and her knack for identifying New York-specific idiosyncrasies is a riot.” – Chicago Tribune

“Jacqueline Susann meets Edith Wharton, a novel of manners with no manners, pop literature that smartly captures the mores and obsessions of our times and does so with wit, insight and a lot of talk about sex. . . . Bushnell’s satire is on target and unstrained . . . [she] has a good eye for details, a great ear for dialogue and an excellent mind for dirty thoughts.” – Seattle Times

“[Four Blondes] is so trashy, crude and vulgar that you know you should stop, but you just can’t. . . . Bushnell has a scathing, unerring eye for the details and humiliations of modern urban life.” – Cleveland Plain-Dealer

“[Four Blondes] is hip and funny, with zany New York trends, romantic men, silly names, and sage advice.” – Chicago Sun-Times