Book Reviews of 4 Blondes

4 Blondes
4 Blondes
Author: Candace Bushnell
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451203892
ISBN-10: 0451203895
Publication Date: 7/30/2002
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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2.8 stars, based on 341 ratings
Publisher: Signet Book
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was not at all what I expected it to be. I didn't think it was very good at all.
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I loved Sex And the City but I just couldn't get through this book.
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This is the most worthless thing I have ever read. And I read a lot. I really, really hope no women exist who are anything like the characters in this book. They are horrid throwbacks to the days when women were chattel, obsessed with marriage (to anyone), money (anyone's), and idiocy (their own). Mindless boobs (pun intended).
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I couldnt put this book down. A definite must to read!
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An insiders look at the romantic intrigues, liaisons, and betrayals among the elite.
Snoopygirl avatar reviewed 4 Blondes on + 12 more book reviews
If you loved "Sex and the City," this book is for you--young women's trists in search of Mr. Right...a fun, quick, easy read
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a great book, four differnt stories about four different blondes
JennL avatar reviewed 4 Blondes on + 70 more book reviews
The Janey Wilcox story is the best in this book and if you liked it you should definitely check out the book Trading Up.
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Very good book about 4 differnt blondes and their lives.
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If you love, "Sex and the City," you'll enjoy this tawdy assemble of short stories!
hudsonsmom avatar reviewed 4 Blondes on + 15 more book reviews
cute book a good read
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a fluff book, okay for no concentration required!
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Four Blonds written by Cancance Bushnell (Sex in the City author) gives an insier's look at the romantic intrigues, liaisons & btrayals among the elite.
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I really hated this book - the plots (there are four separate stories) were horrible and the characters had no redeeming qualities. I kept reading thinking the next section would get better.
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I wanted to like this book, but it took 3 times for me start and get into it.
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Not one of my favorites. The lives of the four New York women in this book were depressing in their shallowness.
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Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell returns to the playgrounds of Manhattan's powerful and beautiful with her sizzling sensation Four Blondes, which gives an insider's look at the romantic intrigues, liaisons, and betrayals among the elite. She chronicles the lives of four beautiful women - a model, a columnist, a socialite, and a writer - as the face turning points at which each must choose among their passions.
hunterchick avatar reviewed 4 Blondes on + 78 more book reviews
This book is not at all like Candaces other books. The book which is four different stories, can be a little hard to read. It is about NY women who are centered on Money, brands, and men.
mynina avatar reviewed 4 Blondes on + 4 more book reviews
Honestly, this book was a waste of time. It sucked :(
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pretty funny
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Ok, not her best, but worth the time to read.
RiversideDreamer avatar reviewed 4 Blondes on + 33 more book reviews
Ok, but not really my cup of tea. I had a hard time finishing this one. It is 4 different stories.
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I loved the show, was estatic to find the book it was based on! How could I not love it! Very excellent read!
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Funny, raunchy read by the author or "Sex and the City".
KrissyFL avatar reviewed 4 Blondes on + 17 more book reviews
Cute, shallow but cute. I loved Sex and the City and this is just like it. It is a gossipy girly book, definately not for men. But I liked it, it was cute.
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Fun summer read!!
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There are 4 seperate stories in this book. Theres is a model, a columnist a socialite and a writer who are all suddenly 30 and trying to figure out what to do with their lives.

It is a good beach book. There are short chapters if you get distracted while reading you can still figure out who everyone is and what is going on. I enjoyed some stories and characters more than others. If you like Candace Bushnell you should enjoy this book. If you loved the BOOK Sex and the City, you will enjoy this one.
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Not as good as Sex and the City.
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I really wasn't very bowled over with this book. The characters are so depressing!! Ms. Bushnell intended it to be funny. She needs to re-evaluate her idea of humor.
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by the author od sex and the city
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Awesome book!
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I could barley finish it. I didn't realize it was four short stories. I don't really like short stories becuase i get to attached to the characters. Maybe thats why i had issues with this book.
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Thought it was going to be better but it was kind of boring.
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There are four different stories, about four different women. None of the stories go together, so if you don't like a story, you can skip to the next, which is what I did! :)
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good for what it was... an easy read. though i've gotta say, not all that great....
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A typical chick lit book by the author of Sex in the City.
grammarchick avatar reviewed 4 Blondes on + 24 more book reviews
Not my cup of pepsi, but maybe someone else's.
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This is the first book that I have read by this author. I loved Sex and the City,but had a hard time getting into this book. Someof it was realy good, which kept me going,then it would drag.
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Sex and the City author places 4 Blondes
in the playground of Manhatten.A sizzling tale of their lives.
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From the sex and the City author, the stories of four women trying to get ahead in New York.
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From the author of Sex & the City
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Four short stories:
\"Nice N\' Easy\" is about Janey, a model/onetime B-movie actress who dates a different guy each summer just for his house at the Hamptons. She\'s a lot like Samantha from the Sex in the City TV show--Janey knows what she wants & she knows how to get it. (Bushnell later wrote a novel about Janey, Trading Up.)

\"Highlights (For Adults)\" is about James & Winnie Dieke (\"pronounced \'deek,\' not \'dyke\'\"), Ivy League writers whose \"work keeps them busy & neurotic.\" Listen to Candace Bushnell read 10 mins. of this story at Salon.com. Be advised, it\'s explicit stuff.

\"Platinum\" is about a spoiled, anorexic socialite. I couldn\'t even finish this story, she\'s so annoying. (Then again, this book is satire, and you\'re not supposed to like any of the characters.)

\"Single Process\" (the shortest of the stories) is about a writer sent to explore the differences between single life in New York & London. The first line says it all, \"We have a saying in New York: English girls who are considered beautiful in London are merely \'pretty\' in New York, while American girls who are called \'attractive\' in New York are beautiful in London.\"
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Candace Bushnell made her reputation as the creator of the HBO special Sex and the City, based on her book of the same name (based in turn on her eros-intensive New York Observer column). In Four Blondes, she returns with a quartet of novellas on her favorite subject--the mating habits of wealthy sex-, status-, and media-obsessed New Yorkers. These are people for whom a million or two does not make one rich, and who consider Louis Vuitton and Prada bare necessities. Janey Wilcox, for example, is a former model who each summer chooses a house in the Hamptons--or, rather, picks up a wealthy man with a pricey rental. With one movie in her past, her "lukewarm celebrity was established and she figured out pretty quickly that it could get her things and keep on getting them, as long as she maintained her standards." Yet even Janey eventually realizes that what she's getting isn't exactly what she wants. Cecelia, on the other hand, has gotten the ultimate prize: a royal husband. Still, she finds herself descending into paranoia as the Manhattan media circus reports her every flaw. Then there's Winnie Diekes, a high-powered magazine columnist whose marriage flounders as she pushes her unambitious husband to write the book that will make him--and her--famous.
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Candace Bushnell made her reputation as the creator of the HBO special Sex and the City, based on her book of the same name (based in turn on her eros-intensive New York Observer column). In Four Blondes, she returns with a quartet of novellas on her favorite subject--the mating habits of wealthy sex-, status-, and media-obsessed New Yorkers. These are people for whom a million or two does not make one rich, and who consider Louis Vuitton and Prada bare necessities. Janey Wilcox, for example, is a former model who each summer chooses a house in the Hamptons--or, rather, picks up a wealthy man with a pricey rental. With one movie in her past, her "lukewarm celebrity was established and she figured out pretty quickly that it could get her things and keep on getting them, as long as she maintained her standards." Yet even Janey eventually realizes that what she's getting isn't exactly what she wants. Cecelia, on the other hand, has gotten the ultimate prize: a royal husband. Still, she finds herself descending into paranoia as the Manhattan media circus reports her every flaw. Then there's Winnie Diekes, a high-powered magazine columnist whose marriage flounders as she pushes her unambitious husband to write the book that will make him--and her--famous.

Finally, in the most clearly autobiographical story, a writer gives up on the commitment-impaired men of New York and goes to London to find a husband. There she trolls for the typical Englishman--"a guy who had sex with his socks on, possessed a microscopic willy, and came in two minutes." Bushnell is famous for this sort of sexual brashness, and the book is full of her sharp wit, both in and out of the boudoir. She also clearly enjoys her characters and their misadventures, with one exception: the politically correct Winnie, with her distaste for alcohol, night life, and casual sex, inspires an odd sort of authorial contempt. Otherwise, though, Bushnell's ironic takes on the sexual foibles of the rich and famous are mordant, mischievous fun. --Lesley Reed
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I bought this book and never read it.