One Fifth Avenue

One Fifth Avenue

by Candace Bushnell


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ISBN-13: 9781401341053
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 06/02/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 510,623
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed and best-selling author of Sex and the City, Four Blondes, Trading Up, and Lipstick Jungle. Her first book, Sex and the City, was the basis for the HBO hit television show and movie. Her fourth book, Lipstick Jungle, was a drama on NBC and she was an active producer on that show. Bushnell is also the host of Sex, Success and Sensibility, a live radio show on Sirius Stars. She lives in New York City.

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One Fifth Avenue 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 175 reviews.
penname96 More than 1 year ago
This book has been in my book pile for awhile. It was like a movie that you really don't want to go see, but are dragged to, then you are pleasantly surprised. No, this is not a "Sex In the City" book. This is a fresh story about people who live at One Fifth Ave and how their everyday lives are entangled. I enjoyed and recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book as a birthday present and could not wait to read this as my first summer read. I can honestly say I was truly disappointed. There were too many characters and not enough story surrounding each character. I kept waiting for the story line to pick up but after around page 300 I realized it wouldn't. At that point I was too far along to stop. For me, her other books were far more superior to this one.
GME7777 More than 1 year ago
It seemed like it would be interesting from the synopsis, and thats why I ordered it. It started out to be a fun read until I got into about 20 pages and then the graphic sexual intonations started. I do not care for graphic illustrations of sexual behavior and was so disappointed to see that it resorted to this. I really wish there were ratings on books so I would not waste my money on this type of writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read ONE FIFTH AVENUE on a flight home from France after picking it up in the English-language section at the airport. I'd never read any of Candace Bushnell's books before, and I was very pleasantly surprised. While I wouldn't say it's a five-star work of great literature, I'd definitely judge it a five-star airplane read. Very entertaining!
SheryberryVT More than 1 year ago
As expected, this is not a knock your socks off, make you think classic. It's a quick and dirty chick lit. While very enjoyable, don't expect anything too out of the ordinary or surprising. I very much enjoyed this book the first time through, although not Bushnell's best book by far. I would recommend reading it if you're looking for a funny, up beat book. However, it's probably not a book you'll want to read a second time.
mischesh More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, I was 10 pages in when I realized this book was going to be a drag, but I was determined to finish. I found there to be too many characters too keep up with or care about. The plot was lacking, seemingly there isn't one. I picked a couple of characters to care about and kind of skimmed over the rest of the stories.
Demi25 More than 1 year ago
This is an easy summer read that will have you staying up all night trying to finish it. At first the book starts off ok but that it become a spicy chick lit and you won't want to put it down!
JP29 More than 1 year ago
Full of interesting and very real characters. I thought the plot was focused and even though I have never lived in New York I was able to appreciate the setting and life style of the characters. I understood and could relate to each character as an individual. I also appreciate that the story line came back around. There were several characters introduced throughout the story and it was clear how each character was related to the story and had significance to each other. I loved the book and was happy I took the time to read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sex and the City was such a great read, so I was unsure how this one would go. Not to worry, the author did a supurb job of giving the reader some interesting and unforgettable characters. Loved reading about the pricy lifestyles, that's for sure. All in all, it was a fun escape!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, what a depressing read. The characters are all completely unlikable, miserable people. The plot is boring and there is no depth to the story line or the characters. I kept waiting for the book to take off and really become entertaining but there was nothing there. An unmemorable, forgetable, waste of precious time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Characters are selfish, self-absorbed, spoiled. You'll be glad you don't live at One Fifth. Non-existant plot. Very disappointing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If live is full of suffering, then One Fifth Avenue is as good a place as any to suffer. The rich and famous all have their glitches to deal with, and some of them can be outright nasty when doing so. Most of the characters are interesting, but, if you're like me, you'd want to kill Lola. I think Ms. Bushnell had that in mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lipstick Jungle, Sex and the City and even the tv show Gossip Girl all similarly address the lives of the wealthy in New York City. One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell follows the lives of the super affluent and wannabe wealthy residents of One Fifth Avenue. Perhaps the most annoying, nosy resident is Mindy Gooch, she is the board director and has her own blog. Although she is very driven and intelligent, she is extremely unliked by many. Mindy’s husband James, is a writer and a disappointment to her. Their son Sam is very technologically savvy and is loved by all of the residents, that is before new ones move in. One of the wealthiest residents is Louise Houghton, who has three beautiful and elegant floors of the building. This apartment is envied by many and when she dies many people want to buy it but they cannot afford it. So when the Rice’s, who have new money, want to buy it for twenty million people are hesitant because Paul Rice is a businessman. Paul immediately dislikes Mindy because of her nosiness so they constantly bicker and disagree with each other. Billy Litchfield, the aficionado to all things art, fashion, real estate, etc. aids people in their purchases or who to spend their time with, however, he cannot afford most of these luxuries himself, so he’s often unhappy. Schiffer Diamond, the actress, returns after years of living in California. With her return, the building receives a lot of press, which is bad according to Mindy. Schiffer starts to steam things up again with her ex-boyfriend Philip Merle, the writer and nephew of Enid Merle. However, Philip is taken, by Lola Fabrikant, the young, determined, rude, lazy new girl of New York City. Their relationship ends in shambles, but Philip and Schiffer reunite. I thought that the book was very good and entertaining to read. I liked Schiffer and Annalisa, but did not like Lola and James because of their personalities. I enjoy reading books based in New York City, so I liked the setting of the book. The dialogue in many cases was extremely amusing to me, perhaps because of the peculiarity or absurdity of some of the characters thoughts and actions. When Lola Fabrikant is ready to move to New York City her parents join her to aid her in finding an apartment and job. Lola is not pleased easily and will not accept that in her father’s price range cannot have the apartment she desires. Instead of accepting a reasonably priced apartment, she pushes her father to rent one that is extremely out of budget. Lola does not consider anybody except herself. She constantly tries to insert herself into the world of the rich and famous, but sacrifices her morality and honesty to do so. I think that Lola’s behavior is one of the reasons why many people do not like her, including myself. When Mindy Gooch demanded the key from Sam to the Rice’s apartment I think that was a low for her. She has always been nosy, but she hasn’t broken into somebody else’s apartment before. Mindy’s behavior and actions slowly got worse as the book progresses. When Enid threatens Lola to get her to stay away from Philip, I think that she did a good thing for him. Enid saw that Lola was fake and self-centered and wouldn’t be good for him. Enid’s actions led to Philip reuniting with his true love. I think that Enid may have seemed terrible in the beginning, but her character really blossomed into a great one. Overall, I definitely would recommend this book because of its amusing and drama filled plot.
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This was the first Candace Bushnell book that I read after reading an excerpt in Vogue. I enjoyed all the quirky characters and the battle in One Fifth Avenue. I have since read a few of her other books, but this is my favorite and I wish she would write more of.
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AndreaNS11 More than 1 year ago
I really liked the comedy in the book. It was funny, and my first Candace Bushnell book. It was a pretty quick read, but at times was a bit hard to keep up with all of the characters.
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AlexSmith More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book!
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Candace Bushnell is a great writer & I was easily sucked into One Fifth Avenue. I felt like I was there! Great book & easy to read
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