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Trading Up: A Novel
     

Trading Up: A Novel

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by Candace Bushnell
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786868186
Publisher:
Hyperion
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Candace Bushnell is the author of Sex and the City, Four Blondes, and Trading Up. She has been a columnist for The New York Observer and a contributing editor to Vogue.

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Trading Up 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 131 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i expected great things when i bought this book. i thought the creator of sex and the city must be an amazing author to come up with that show, but i was so wrong. her writing is horrible! this book was such a waste of money, i only finished reading it because i wanted to try and get my money's worth out of it but that definitely didn't happen. there was no real story, it was dead from beginning to end and had absolutely no point to it. i hope nobody else wastes their money on this garbage.
IsabellaR More than 1 year ago
it was so bad I had to return the book after a few pages. I kept falling asleep or daydreaming. It couldn't hold onto me. She's a good author but missed the mark on this one altogether.
WP_Mom More than 1 year ago
I don't expect great depth from Bushnell, but this book did not hold up well. Read One Fifth -- much much better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I also read Sex and the City and 4 Blondes prior to reading this. I was kind of disappointed when I opened the book and realized that the author was focusing this book on Janey from 4 Blondes. She was my least favorite story of the 4 stories in that book. She was so ridiculously over the top with everything and maybe there are actually women like this in NYC, but I much enjoyed reading about Carrie Bradshaw and some of the other 'blondes' in 4 Blondes. It was light summer reading and that was fine, but I'm just glad I found this at a garage sale for 50 cents rather than actually buying it at the bookstore! However, I would recommend Bushnell's other books. This one was just average.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really wanted to like this book. Hoping this book to be the sassy next installment of girl power, I was willing to read all 563 pages waiting for either sweet revenge or the total collapse of the main character's world. This story had just enought to keep you going but was a real let-down when it came to the climax.
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runmarathon More than 1 year ago
Thought I would really like this book. but it's a little dull. there were characters in the book that I found more interesting than the elad character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is sex in the city about sex, kissing, naked, hot stuff, boobs, and slutty things? Please telll me
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