Trading Up Author:Candace Bushnell With a brilliant comic voice as well as Jane Austen's penchant for social satire, Candace Bushnell -- who with Sex and the City, changed forever how we view New York City, female friendships, and the love of a good pair of Manolos -- now brings us a sharply observant, keenly funny, wildly entertaining latter day comedy of manners... more ».
Modern-day heroine Janey Wilcox is a lingerie model whose reach often exceeds her grasp, and whose new-found success has gone to her head. As we follow Janey's adventures, Bushnell draws us into a seemingly glamorous world of $100,000 cars, hunky polo players and media moguls, Fifth Avenue apartments, and relationships whose hidden agendas are detectable only by the socially astute. But just as Janey enters this world of too much money and too few morals, unseen forces conspire to bring her down, forcing her to reexamine her values about love and friendship -- and how far she's really willing to go to realize her dreams.« less
I did not love this book. I was expecting a fun romp similar to SATC. Istead I found a narcissistic character who was only interested in herself. If Ms. Bushnell had given the main character one likable charachteristic, it would have been a much easier read and a more enjoyable trip!
Candace Bushnell is the author of Four Blondes, one of my favorite books, and Sex and the City (for which the show was based). This is a fun book if you're a fan of any of her other work, and just if you're curious about the lifestyles of the rich and sometimes famous.
I enjoyed this book because it gave me a view of society I am unfamiliar with and I would recommend it to people who like a little romance as well as satire about the rich. I feel LiKE Bushnell is giving us a humorous, tongue in cheek view of high society and its many pitfalls.