By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated September 20, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Four Blondes

type
  • Book

In Four Blondes, the writer who created Carrie and Mr. Big introduces new scheming women and schmucky men who will feel awfully familiar to fans of ”Sex and the City.” But a bored Bushnell traipses through these four unrelated stories hastily, as if her Jimmy Choos were killing her; each blond is simultaneously overcooked and underdone.

Grasping Janey judges a potential boyfriend by the quality of his Hamptons summerhouse; smug Winnie manipulates her husband; and drug-addled Cecelia has a protracted nervous breakdown. In the final story, a famous journalist who writes about sex finds romance in London (as has Bushnell) with a man who is ”beautiful in the way that Englishmen can be and Americans never are.” How is that? Readers must simply take her word.

Four Blondes

type
  • Book
genre
author
  • Candace Bushnell
publisher
  • Atlantic Monthly Press

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