Book Reviews of Trading Up

Trading Up
Trading Up
Author: Candace Bushnell
ISBN-13: 9780786887064
ISBN-10: 0786887060
Publication Date: 6/2/2004
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 261 ratings
Publisher: Hyperion
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Got super excited to read this since I love Sex in the City, but was very dissapointed. Couldn't muddle through more than the first few chapters. Devestatingly boring.
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Helpful Score: 2
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.
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This was an OK book. The character was self-absorbed and it was hard for me to like her enough to care.
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Helpful Score: 2
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!
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Helpful Score: 2
This was an insightful glance into the chaotic, dramatic lives of America's wealthy.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great read! Candace Bushnell is known for her Sex in the City stories, and she doesn't let you down in this book!
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a book in the writing style of "Sex and the City"- a very New York girl and her life as a wife and ultimately, a star.
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Helpful Score: 2
This grabbed and kept my attention, but I also found myself annoyed at the lifestyle and personal attitudes of the "Hampton" crowd. It was good distraction fiction in the sense that I needed entertainment when I was ill, and this did the job. I just felt like I'd rather have been doing something else, after it was over.
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Helpful Score: 2
Trading Up is about Shopping and Sex. If you liked the Sex and the City girls, you'll like Janey Wilcox, the heroine of this latest book by Bushnell.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a can't put it down and leaves you wanting more.
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This is my first of Bushnell's but I can't wait to read more.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is a guilty pleasure! Loved it!
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Fun and easy read about a life so far from my own.
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Helpful Score: 1
Could not finish. Characters weren't very likeable.
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By the author of Sex and the City. A Victoria's Secret Model trying to rise to the top of the New York Social scene. Interesting book.
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Easy enjoyable reading from the author of sex and the city.
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Great story like all of Candace's books; however, this was weird because the main character was a person you just despise for the way they are, so that is a new one for me.
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Candace is at it again. For die-havr SATC-philes, this is your kind of read!
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In the Sex and the City style, just a little bit more crude and more thougfull. Still gripping stories, could not put down 'til I finished it.
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I love this book. Ms. Bushnell knows how to keep a person wanting more...
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As Janey lets some newfound fame go to her head, we see her seemingly glamorous world come apart...and take a laughter-filled journey with her as she picks up the pieces.
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inane and cliche. omg, i'm, like...sooo rich and beautiful adn i'm such a victim!
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I got through the first four chapters and had to stop. Horrible story, horrible characters and horrible writing. I rarely don't finish a book, but this was just bad.
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This was my first book by Candance. It keep me up reading until I could read any more. Great book!
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It's a cross between sex and the city and the devil wears prada.
TI's funny and it's a girls book.
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A great sequal
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Hilarious!
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Another good book from the author of S&TC commenting on high society life. Funny and quick read!
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Awesome!
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More from the author of "Sex and the City."
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"As Janey lets some newfound fame go to her head, we see her seemingly glamorous world come apart...and take a laughter-filled journey with her as she picks up the pieces"-Los Angeles Confidence magazine
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very strange read
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From Publishers Weekly
"It was the beginning of the summer of the year 2000, and in New York City, where the streets seemed to sparkle with the gold dust filtered down from a billion trades in a boomtown economy, it was business as usual." In other words, it is business as usual for bestselling author Bushnell (Sex and the City; 4 Blondes), who expands here on the career of shallow, predatory Janey Wilcox. In 4 Blondes, Wilcox was a mildly famous one-time model who bedded men based on their ability to provide her with a great house in the Hamptons for the summer. Now she has become a Victoria's Secret model, a bona fide success in her own right. As the latest summer in the Hamptons kicks off, Wilcox becomes the new best friend of the socialite Mimi Kilroy, who is eager to introduce beautiful Janey to the very rich Selden Rose, the new head of the HBO-like MovieTime. Unlike Janey's many previous hookups, Selden is the marrying kind. What ensues is a grim if well-observed account of a match made in hell. Here's the problem. There is a black hole in the center of the book in the form of Janey Wilcox, a character so dull and humorless that she makes this whole elaborate enterprise one long, boring slog. Granted, Bushnell sets out to chronicle the workings of "one of those people for whom the superficial comfortingly masks an inner void," but Wilcox is not evil enough to be interesting, not talented enough to be Mr. Ripley. Wilcox proceeds from model/prostitute to "Model/Prostitute" on the cover of the Post. But who will care? Bushnell has committed the real crime here: failure to entertain.
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