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This is the book fans of Candace Bushnell have been waiting for. From the author of Sex and the City, Lipstick Jungle, and The Carrie Diaries comes an addictive story about fame, love, and foolishness that will keep readers enthralled to the very last enticing scene. Pandy "PJ" Wallis is a renowned writer whose novels about a young woman making her way in Manhattan have spawned a series of blockbuster films. After the success of the Monica books and movies, Pandy wants to attempt something different: a historical novel based on her ancestor Lady Wallis. But Pandy's publishers and audience only want her to keep cranking out more Monica-as does her greedy husband, Jonny, who's gone deeply in debt to finance his new restaurant in Las Vegas. When her marriage crumbles and the boathouse of her family home in Connecticut goes up in flames, Pandy suddenly realizes she has an opportunity to reinvent herself. But to do so, she will have to reconcile with her ex-best friend and former partner in crime, SondraBeth Schnowzer, who plays Monica on the big screen-and who may have her own reasons to derail Pandy's startling change of plan. In KILLING MONICA, Candace Bushnell spoofs and skewers her way through pop culture, celebrity worship, fame, and the meaning of identity. With her trademark humor and style, this is Bushnell's sharpest, funniest book to date
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
Bushnell hosted a radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio, "Sex, Success, and Sensibility," which aired from October 2006 to October 2008.
Through her books and television series, Bushnell's work has influenced and defined two generations of women. She is the winner of the 2006 Matrix Award for books (other winners include Joan Didion and Amy Tan), and a recipient of the Albert Einstein Spirit of Achievement Award. She currently resides in Manhattan.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Pandemonia J. Wallis is a bestselling author of a successful series about a beautiful, has it all woman by the name of Monica. The series turns into such a hit that there are movies and just about everything Monica. P.J. can't keep up with the demands of the public regarding the character and she is so overwhelmed with her she wished that Monica would just die and she could reinvent herself as the writer she wants to be. The actress that P.J. chose to play the part of Monica, became one of P.J. best friends and confident. They had the best of times together until Sondra, the actress falls in loves all the adoring fans and everything that the character that Monica has to offer her that she begins to believe she is Monica and is taking control of the character from P.J. They are no longer friends after some of the underhanded things she had done to P.J. it's so bad they can no longer be in the same room together. Things start to really crumble when P.J. marries a famous Chef who only marries her for her money. He turns into a nightmare, because he is always wanting more and more things and she seems to not be able to say no. Then she realizes what a loser he is and throws him out. Needless to say it's a very nasty divorce and P.J. is almost broke and can't even pay him his settlement. Even though she is so tired of Monica it looks like she'll be writing more books and hanging around the dispicable show business people just be able to survive. Things get a bit strange at the end, but P.J. survives the rubble. This did kind of remember me of Sex and the City but I've not read any of Candace Bushnell's other books. But all in all I thought it was a fun read and had a very creative ending.