Trading Up: A Novel by Candace Bushnell

Trading Up: A Novel

byCandace Bushnell

Kobo ebook | July 1, 2003

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With a brilliant comic voice as well as Jane Austen's penchant for social satire, Candace Bushnell, who with Sex and the City changed forever how we view New York City, female friendships, and the love of a good pair of Manolos, now brings us a sharply observant, keenly funny, wildly entertaining latter day comedy of manners.

Modern-day heroine Janey Wilcox is a lingerie model whose reach often exceeds her grasp, and whose new-found success has gone to her head. As we follow Janey's adventures, Bushnell draws us into a seemingly glamorous world of $100,000 cars, hunky polo players and media moguls, Fifth Avenue apartments, and relationships whose hidden agendas are detectable only by the socially astute. But just as Janey enters this world of too much money and too few morals, unseen forces conspire to bring her down, forcing her to reexamine her values about love and friendship--and how far she's really willing to go to realize her dreams.

Candace Bushnell was born in Glastonbury, Connecticut on December 1, 1958. She attended Rice University and New York University. She worked as a freelancer and wrote pieces about women, relationships and dating for Mademoiselle, Self Magazine, and Esquire. In 1993, she began writing for the New York Observer and in November 1994, she c...
Title:Trading Up: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 1, 2003Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1401398278

ISBN - 13:9781401398279

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just as bad as 4 Blondes The only reason I read this book was because I didn't learn my lesson with Candace Bushnell's 4 Blondes. Trading Up was just as bad and I will never waste time or money on a Candace Bushnell novel ever again.
Date published: 2010-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Way better than Lipstick Jungle! I was sceptical to read another Candace Busnell novel after Lipstick Jungle... but Trading Up was great! Somehow a book full of shallow spineless characters kept me glued, and so this book was a very quick read. The book was a nice combination of regular chick lit, and high-end drama. My only beef with the book was the unexpected ending... I would have liked something a bit more karmic, but I guess the author makes a point this way.
Date published: 2009-08-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Trading Up I'm a huuuuuuuuge Sex and the City fan and I usually enjoy Candace Bushnell novels. However, this one is just not good enough for the high standards I usually hold for her writing. In comparison to her other writing, I wouldn't recommend this book.
Date published: 2009-05-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 8 Months and still reading It isn't that the book is big, don't get me wrong it is a big book, but it is very boring! I think I read the first chapter about 10 times, because when I went back to read it I couldn't rememeber what happened before because it had been so long since I last picked it up! It's not that intresting at all. I find this book very boring, with alot of unnecessary details.
Date published: 2008-04-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from boring I bought this book 6 months ago and I STILL can't get past the first chapter. Not all .
Date published: 2008-02-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Author is riding on previous bestseller glory Can a character get any duller? It is obvious that the character and author had something in common - the need to write a script no matter how bad. The main character is not just unlikeable but shallow, the plot is ...what? On going mediocrocy at best. If you are looking for savy women this is not the right place, romance - no, action - I am dozzing off, intelligent or worldy input - nope. This book is a bore and ends in a flap.
Date published: 2007-09-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Light reading - depends what you like A friend recommended this book to me, but even after finishing it I'm still not quite sure what I thought....the main character is pretty un-likeable but if you can get past that you may still be get something out of rest of the story - my friend obviously did! The author tends to use unique character names which make characters easy to recognize/remember throughout the plot but I found it pretty cheesy at times. Basically, I guess I found this book to be a good quick read (at just under 600 pages) suitable for a beach holiday or a long flight to New York or something .... but overall not something I would recommend without the aforementioned cautions. And I don't think that I could personally ever say to someone "You'll really like this book".
Date published: 2006-09-15