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Sex and the City
Or are we just kidding ourselves? This book is not quite what it seems. And that turns out to be a pleasant surprise. There is very little sex in this book or in the lives of the fiftysomething single women depicted , but there is a lot of chat among seemingly wealthy women about not having enough money as they approach a retirement that will probably never arrive; about feeling lonely and friendless; about struggling with envy for the lives of others; and about coming to terms with the cruelty of the ageing process. Fun times, guys! Thankfully, this book mostly reflects those strengths.
Sex And The City is a cultural marker all on its own. Plot twist: It's way harder than it looks. No matter which character you and your friends believed yourself to be, all four women probably held a special place in your heart. And honestly, depending on what was going on in their storylines, you probably switched favorites multiple times. Plus, who could forget all the dating drama and incredible fashion? Although SATC will always be near and dear to me, sometimes I find myself itching for a fresh set of characters or new storylines. If you, too on the hunt for new stories, you have plenty of options: author Candace Bushnell has written a handful of other books with the same spirit and liveliness as the book for which she's most famous: Sex and the City.
And there are other differences. In a memoir you want people, places and events to be real… here they are representational. All the stories are true, but some of the details are changed. But there we were. Then it happened all over again when I hit my 50s. Divorced, single, and again there was no road map. But I looked around and saw that there were a lot of people like me.
Two decades later, we sat down to talk about the perils and pleasures of getting older—and why twenty-something guys still seem drawn to her. I think 60 is the new 60—at least a new We should own our age. This is about being on the other side of this middle-aged craziness. For me, it did. It felt like something was happening to me, and I noticed that it seemed to be happening to friends as well, where things they thought they had figured out are no longer certain. Some of these are big things like relationships and career.