Is there still sex in the city?

by Bushnell, Candace,

Format: Book on CD 2019
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Audio Visual CDBK 306.7 BUS
Location  Jefferson Hills Public Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  CDBK 306.7 BUS
Monroeville Public Library Audio CD 306.709 BUSHNELL Unabridged
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Audio
Call Number  CD 306.709 BUSHNELL Unabridged
Set between the Upper East Side of Manhattan and a country enclave known as The Village, Is There Still Sex in the City? follows a cohort of female friends―Sassy, Kitty, Queenie, Tilda Tia, Marilyn, and Candace―as they navigate the ever-modernizing phenomena of midlife dating and relationships. There's "Cubbing," in which a sensible older woman suddenly becomes the love interest of a much younger man, the "Mona Lisa" Treatment―a vaginal restorative surgery often recommended to middle-aged women, and what it's really like to go on Tinder dates as a fifty-something divorcee. From the high highs (My New Boyfriend or MNBs) to the low lows (Middle Age Madness, or MAM cycles), Bushnell illustrates with humor and acuity today's relationship landscape and the types that roam it. Drawing from her own experience, in Is There Still Sex in the City? Bushnell spins a smart, lively satirical story of love and life from all angles―marriage and children, divorce and bereavement, as well as the very real pressures on women to maintain their youth and have it all. This is an indispensable companion to one of the most revolutionary dating books of the twentieth century from one of our most important social commentators.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In the mid-1990s, Bushnell's Sex and the City newspaper column turned into the wildly popular cable series about thirtysomething Carrie Bradshaw (her alter ego) and her close friends. Bushnell continues to fictionalizes her experiences as Candace, a turning-60 divorcée, returns to the dating game, and shares her woes with her friends who are also navigating midlife challenges. Fortunately, Candace keeps her wits and her wit about her, playing with acronyms: IRL (in real life), MAM (middle-aged madness), MNB (my new boyfriend), and MNH (my new husband). There are some sad events (her dad's death and a suicide), but this is primarily a comedy. Her friends urge her to go on a date with Arnold, 75, telling her, You never know. Of course, the problem with you never know' is that so often you actually do know, she writes. After telling her she looks surprisingly young and spry for her age, Arnold also asserts that very young women who date older guys are essentially using sex to fuel an expensive-purse addiction. Bushnell is still plenty edgy, funny, and entertaining.--Karen Springen Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this novel, bestselling author Bushnell (Sex and the City) offers an up-close look at the sometimes steamy, sometimes sedentary sex lives of eligible older women navigating the dating market. Divorced and contentedly living alone, narrator Candace receives a call from famed magazine editor Tina Brown, who suggests she get back to dating­, and writing about it. Candace reluctantly agrees (sex--like "cleaning out the gutters"--has been neglected of late). With characteristic wit and piquant humor, Candace travels between her Upper East Side apartment and a small house in the Long Island Hamptons, where she is joined by a set of aging single girlfriends who are also scouting for sex and/or romance. Candace devotes a spicy chapter to "cubbing" (50-plus women dating men in their 20s), but she doesn't pursue this approach, warning that "cubs" may just be seeking free rent. She does, however, go out with a 31-year-old musician she finds on the dating app Tinder, and dines with a 75-year-old "senior-age player" (SAP), an older single man of means. Many middle-aged men, she observes, prefer dating much younger women, and finding an "age-appropriate" partner isn't simple (though not, she proves, impossible). Though it may take some effort both online and IRL, many older women, Bushnell's self-named character asserts, can date and mate with gusto. With its exploration of familiar themes of female friendship and the conundrums of male/female relationships, Bushnell's clever new work will be adored by fans of Sex and the City and its HBO and film spin-offs. (Aug.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Man-woman relationships -- New York (State) -- New York.
Dating (Social customs) -- New York (State) -- New York.
Sex customs -- New York (State) -- New York.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 21st century.
Publisher Holland, OH :Dreamscape Media, LLC,2019
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Whelan, Julia, 1984- narrator.
Participants/Performers Read by Julia Whelan.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Compact discs.
Description 5 audio discs (approximately 6 hr., 12 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781974959396
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