Book Reviews of Lipstick Jungle

Lipstick Jungle
Lipstick Jungle
Author: Candace Bushnell
ISBN-13: 9780786890965
ISBN-10: 0786890967
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 532
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Time Warner Book Group
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
I've read A LOT of chick lit, and most of it does have a certain amount of fluff or things that are really more laughable than anything else. But therein usually lies the appeal for those times when you want a "light" read. This book, however, is a total snooze-a-thon. In keeping with Sex And The City, it portrays a bunch of women ranging from career driven singletons to socialites, all of whom have one thing in common: they're totally desperate. It's really kind of pathetic - I know that I wouldn't want to be in any of their shoes.
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Helpful Score: 2
Hey it's candice! these women in the book could be actual people for all we know its that well written and this was the first book of hers I have read and As soon as I get my hot eager little hands on more I am going to. I LOVED this book and so will you!
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a great book about 3 friends who are on the list of the most powerful women in NYC, how they juggle their personal lives with their professional lives, and the sacrifices they make on both those ends. I really liked this one! I am looking forward to seeing the series based on this book on TV this fall!!
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is about three powerful New York City women at the top of their fields, each navigating her way through business, relationships, scandel, success and betrayal.
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Helpful Score: 1
The saga of three dear friends, all of them with careers, and their "take" on relationships. Funny, sad, and good. GinaK
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a great story of three women in NY,in their 40's,in power and loving it. Kind of a "Sex in the City" for the older crowd.
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Helpful Score: 1
The three main characters are all extremely successful women living in NYC. Despite the fact that they are part of social circles that most of us will never know, the women are so likeable and real, you end up feeling like you want them to be your best friends too. Girlfriend relationships are different from other relationships. Girlfriends support you without trying to solve your problems for you (or fix them); they accept you and do not judge; and they are truly happy for you when good things happen rather than being envious. A fun read that made me have a new appreciation of the gift it is to have girlfriends. I can see why they are thinking of making it into a series this fall.
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Helpful Score: 1
Book is basis for new TV show!
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Helpful Score: 1
Three powerful NYC women at the top their fields-agent, designer & business, each navigating her way thru business, relationship, scandal, success, & betrayal. By the author of Sex & the City and Trading Up.
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Helpful Score: 1
Even if you watch the show, this is their backstory. Yes the tv show picks up where they left off, but it didn't take two much from the book. The first couple episodes are the ending of the book, but if you value the story behind the characters and what they were feeling, it will help you understand the tv show much more. Its a really great read and moves only pretty quickly. I really recommend reading this for anyone who enjoys chick-lit.
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A fun read!
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I really wanted to like this book. Very slow to read. A little repetitious from "Sex and the City".
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Great Chick Lit read, I read it in two days on a plane trip and first day of vacation. Fast reading, light and good for a vacation read. Don't read this if you are looking for deep, serious.

This is now a series on TV. I've watched some of it and it is mostly the same as the book.
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Great easy read!
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If you liked Trading Up, you'll like this one too.
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Great fast read!!
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I always enjoy Candace Bushnell's novels ~ this was another that caused me to stay up later than I should just to get to the next page. Great insight on 40-ish career women and their challenges.
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fun read!
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A great read about 3 very powerful women in the business world (the man's business world) and how they stay at the top.
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Enjoyed this one. Chick lit for sure!
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I bought this book in an airport for reading material on my trip back to NY, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. The characters are interesting, and there is plenty of drama to keep you turning the page. It is a fun summer read.
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This is by the same author as "Sex and The City". It was a good easy read and follows the story of 3 professional New York women.
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Three powerful NYC women at the top of their fields - agent, designer & business, each navigating her way thru business, relationship, scandal, success, & betrayal. By the author of Sex & the City and Trading Up.
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Great summer reading!
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My wife loved this book, so I posted it. Author of "Sex and the City".
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A novel about three powerful NYC women at the top of their fields, their businesses, relationships, scandal, success, and betrayal.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this entertaining read, loved the characters and got them totally. It's not SITC but it has alot going for it and is superior chick-lit. It is also very different and much better than the TV show!
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Easy fun read
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Lipstick Jungle is comical! It is about women in power and their struggles to be what it takes professionally. Candace Bushnell tells about the lives of three women who want to (and do) make it in the city!
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A great sort of sequel to "Trading UP" and for anyone who likes the style of Sex & the City
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Funny & vibrant. A interesting peek into the lives of women who "have it all."
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SIMPLY AWESOME
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If you enjoyed Trading Up, you will enjoy this.
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I loved bushnell's series, Sex in the City -- sadly to say her books are nothing like the series. I have read two of them now and neither one are engaging. I couldn't relate to the characters and was quite honestly bored with each of them. Sorry Candace!
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Best book since Sex in the City... Interesting story of 3 professional women and the success and failure of being powerful in a man's world. If you like Bushnell books you will love this.
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A little slow to start, but once you get to know the characters it really becomes enjoyable. It's chic lit!
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Gotta love Bushnell. The women always win!
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This is a story of three successful women going through difficult periods of their lives. The story explains how they cope with their trials, and how they realize what really makes them happy. It is an interesting and eventful book.
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Three powerful NYC women at the top of their fields. If you enjoy Candace Bushnell's other books, you will love this one.
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I tried to give this a fair chance but found it a vapid, uninspiring read. I loved the "Sex in the City" series; Bushnell's characters are much better on screen than in print.
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Good chic lit just not my style .great writing.
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In this novel you will meet three women - Nico, Victory and Wendy. This is a journey thru their lives, enveloping their work, their relationships, their fears and regrets. Candace Bushnell, altho a relatively new novelist, does a great job at story telling. This book is very entertaining.
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This book was wonderful! It is now a tv series. The book is slightly different then the TV series, but a great book nonetheless.
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The survival strength one learns to overcome defeat, professionally, personally, and mentally. Bushnell writes in a style that is easy to read and very witty. Loving every page!
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First, I must admit that I havent had the pleasure of reading Sex and the City, so this is my first adventure with Candace Bushnell. I thoroughly enjoyed this book with three females as the center. I loved that each character was unique, but their friendships with each other were genuine and I could imagine how they became friends and why they stayed friends.

A story of their adventures in New York and the trials that women face. I absolutely adored how the women in this story were successful and powerful. It was interesting to read how the men in their life reacted to their successes. I enjoy reading books were the men are put into a different position and how the dynamics of the family must change due to the role reversals.

A great chick lit that made me want to continue reading Candace Bushnell. A must read for all chick lit fans.
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Three up and coming female executives in the movie, fashion, and publishing industries are best friends. Their road to success and finding what's important to them in life is interesting and exciting. Set in NYC. Fast paced.
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What a great guilty pleasure!!!
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Better than trading up, I loved the characters!
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Exciting hard to put down you get so involved in the characters stories.
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I enjoyed this light book where nothing terrible happens except girlfriends grow up from their 20's when they start their careers in a hard man's world but climb to the top. It was a very easy story to keep focused on while traveling and I found myself laughing and yet feeling their pain. I would lend this to a friend for easy listening. I gave it three stars because it was light and not stupendous. If I was rating it for enjoyment only, I'd give it four stars.
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Fun read. Three powerful New York women navigate through personal and business relationships with support from each other. Lots of stuff happens to them...some good..some not so good.
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In her fourth novel, Candace writes about three powerful NYC women at the top of their fields, each navigating her way through business, relationships, scandal, success, and betrayal.
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In her fourth novel, Candace Bushnell writes about three powerful NYC wqomen at the top of their fields, each navigating her way through business, relationships, scandal, success, and betrayal.

-- It may be NYC, and high-power jobs, and wealthy women, but the friendships Candace Bushnell writes about are what readers really want. --
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This is a fun, easy book to listen to. Typical of the author's style.