What?!? I’m back with another book review, even though I told you guys that I was in a slump just one post ago. It’s true, I did finish another book. This time it was another book that has been sitting on my bookshelf for WAY too long and became part of this year’s clear the shelf project. This project is really gaining some momentum this year. This review is going to be Candace Bushnell’s Lipstick Jungle. If you were in your 20s or early 30s in the early 2000s you will know that Candace Bushnell is the author behind the book that the series Sex in the City was based on. It was a great HBO show for all the right reasons, not to mention that it had 2 movies that let us catch up with the characters a few years down the road. Well, also trying to capitalize on the success of that show Candace Bushnell also gave over the rights to another one of her novels Lipstick Jungle. Needless to say it was a short-lived show on the mainstream network starring Brooke Shields. I kind of wish that it had worked out. 🙁 For a couple of years you were able to watch the whole series on Netflix , but I’m not sure where it has gone to now.
Let’s get to the book review portion of this post. The book starts off during New York September Fashion week in which, Victory Ford, one the main characters is debuting her latest venture. Her two best friends, Nico O’ Neilly and Wendy Healy both top business executives in their own right show up to support her. Needless to say, Victory’s September fashion line is a flop and the lives of the three women ravel and unravel from there.
I will say that the tv show took a few liberties from the book and changed the plot lines in hoping to better suit audiences. Personally , I like the book’s plot lines for the characters a bit better because it shows the women taking control and being in charge of their own lives while acting like they have it all. Having it all can mean a lot of things to a lot of different people, but this book showed people that women could have it all.
Let me know if you have read the book or remember watching the show and what you thought. I’ll see you soon in another post soon.