Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Janey's story is satisfyingly dishy and as addictively readable the second time around. Expect high demand for Bushnell's latest." Meredith Parets, Booklist
"Janey Wilcox [is] a character so dull and humorless that she makes this whole elaborate enterprise one long, boring slog....Bushnell has committed the real crime here: failure to entertain." Publishers Weekly
"A nearly nonexistent sense of humor unfortunately negates any vicarious pleasure to be got from either Bushnell's better observations or Janey's monstrous diva-tude." Kirkus Reviews
"It can be hard to read a novel with a heroine so lacking in redeeming qualities, but would we really want to like someone so glamorous? Sure to be a hit with the many fans of 4 Blondes and Sex and the City." Library Journal
"Bushnell is in acid-tongued fine form, dissecting the mores of the rich and wannabe famous. This is fun, but with a cruel edge." Susan Larson, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
Candace Bushnell is turning heads . . .
The New York Times bestseller, now in paperback.
When Trading Up was published in July, readers from coast to coast devoured the sharp-witted, Jane Austin-esque story of Janey Wilcox's unsteady climb to the top of Manhattan's social scene. It became THE hot book--and the numbers prove it: We've sold more than 250,000 copies to date. To top it off, Candace Bushnell was the apple of the press's eye. Her signature glamour, poise, and humor lit up TV screens, newspapers, and magazines across America.
While Janey Wilcox may want to be on top, it's clear that Candace Bushnell's Trading Up IS on top. With an even wider paperback audience, who knows how much higher she can climb?
About 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.