Tuesday 6 August 2019

Review: Is There Still Sex in The City by Candace Bushnell

Twenty years after her sharp, seminal first book Sex and the City reshaped the landscape of pop culture and dating with its fly on the wall look at the mating rituals of the Manhattan elite, the trailblazing Candace Bushnell delivers a new book on the wilds and lows of sex and dating after fifty.
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.

Review: i was so excited when I heard that this book was coming out and it was definitely worth the anticipation and the hype. This book does exactly what it says it is going to, it revisits dating and sex in new york city only now we are older and wiser and we have Internet dating-whats not to love about this premise?

I love the way this book is structured. It is broken down into several essays each under a few different themes. But Candace Bushnell being Candace Bushnell we deviate into personal anecdotes and drama amongst the friendship group. I loved reading it and this style made for a very quick page turning nonfiction read. 

I love that fact that we have a wealth of experience in this novel. This isn't anywhere close to what we read about in Sex and the City. This has thought and such personal information and a certain level of, 'I'm old enough to not give a shit' about it and that felt great to read. This writer shares some deeply personal events, thoughts and feelings with us and for that I am grateful. There are also things in here that happen in the dating world outside of New York city and those felt refreshing and real. I enjoyed every moment of this book. It was great to catch up with this author again and great to have another take on dating life today. 

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