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Lipstick Jungle: A Novel
by Candace Bushnell

Published: 2006-08-08
Paperback : 496 pages
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"The real satisfaction here is the book's surprisingly thoughtful pop feminism, at once sharp and sweet." --New York magazine

The New York Times bestseller, now in paperback

The new novel that fans of the bestselling author have been waiting for, about three sexy, powerful career women ...

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"The real satisfaction here is the book's surprisingly thoughtful pop feminism, at once sharp and sweet." --New York magazine

The New York Times bestseller, now in paperback

The new novel that fans of the bestselling author have been waiting for, about three sexy, powerful career women who will do anything to stay at the top of their fields.

Victory Ford is the darling of the fashion world. Single, attractive, and iconoclastic, she has worked for years to create her own signature line. As Victory struggles to keep her company afloat, she learns crucial lessons about what she really wants in a relationship.

Nico O'Neilly is the glamorous, brilliant editor of Bonfire Magazine -- the popculture bible for fashion, show business, and politics. Considered one of the most powerful women in publishing, she seems to have it all. But in a midlife crisis, she suddenly realizes this isn't enough.

Wendy Healy's chutzpah has propelled her to the very top of the cutthroat movie industry. When it becomes clear that a competitor is trying to oust her, something has to give -- and Wendy must decide between her career and her marriage.

In Lipstick Jungle, Bushnell once again delivers an addictive page-turner of sex and scandal that will keep readers enthralled and guessing to the very last page.

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Discussion Questions

From the publisher:

1. Much of Bushnell’s previous work is about a woman’s quest to find and keep a man. But Lipstick Jungle focuses instead on the quest for power and success. What do you think of this decision? Does this book send a new type of message? What is it?

2. If you could have the life of Victory, Wendy, or Nico, which would you choose? Do you admire one of these characters more than the others? Why?

3. Would you ever consider Candace Bushnell a feminist? Why or why not?

4. What role does marriage play in the lives of these women? Does it help or hurt them? Or both?

5. What do you think about the men in this book? Are they characters or caricatures?

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  "Guilty pleasure"by wendy4g (see profile) 11/12/06

This book is a quick and easy read. Not what you would call thought provoking. While reading it, I was reminded of the Sidney Sheldon books that I read as a teen. Some parts were humorous. Hard to feel... (read more)

 
  "Good Read! Great Vacation Read!"by pdsarkisian (see profile) 10/26/06

Okay, I was a winner from the monthly context to read this book. I must say it was a good read - I finished it with no problem and actually enjoyed it. (My fellow book club memmbers will l... (read more)

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