Is there still sex in the city?

by Bushnell, Candace,

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From the pioneering, New York Times bestselling author who brought us "Sex and the City" comes a wry, witty, and wise look at sex, dating and friendship in New York City after fifty.
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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"
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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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Subjects Man-woman relationships New York (State) New York
Dating (Social customs) New York (State) New York
Sex customs New York (State) New York
Humor (Nonfiction)
New York (N.Y.) Social life and customs 20th century.
Electronic books.
20th century.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Grove Atlantic,2019
Grove Atlantic2019
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Language English
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ISBN 9780802147271
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