Four Blondes by Candace Bushnell
Four Blondes by Candace Bushnell follows the stories of four women: a beautiful B-list model who uses men to summer in the Hamptons, a columnist who struggles with her husbands less-than-ideal career, a wannabe Cinderella who discovers that she would be happier living anybody else’s life except her own, and an artist and former “it-girl” who struggles to come to terms with aging and feels like she is losing time to find her soul mate. Through the four creatively titled tales, the reader will witness the success and failures of love and life.
Usually known for her brashness of sexual exploits and adventures in love and dating, Bushnell fell flat in this one. The writing is witty but the characters and their particular stories feel old and tired- not entertaining and mischievous like those found in Sex and The City (and my absolute favorite, Lipstick Jungle). I found myself dragging in the first few pages reading about a former model, who is essentially a prostitute with no self worth, and knew that the rest of the book wasn’t looking so hot- and I was right. I guess maybe I went into the book with high expectations because I have always been such a big fan of Bushnell, but this book was missing everything that makes her the phenomenal writer that she is.