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ISBN:
1401393144
Author:
Candace Bushnell
Category:
Women's Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hyperion; Abridged edition (June 2, 2009)
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For heather schroder. And so, while he longed to live at One Fifth Avenue, he could never raise the desire in himself to make that pact with the devil to sell his soul for money.

For heather schroder. He was content in his rent-stabilized apartment for which he paid eleven hundred dollars a month. He often reminded himself that one didn’t actually need money when one had very rich friends.

One Fifth Avenue book. For the women in Candace Bushnell's new novel, One Fifth Avenue, this edifice is essential to the lives they've carefully established-or hope to establish. From the hedge fund king's wife to the aging gossip columnist to the free-spirited actress (a recent refugee from . each person's game plan for a rich life comes together under the soaring roof of this landmark building.

This was my second Candace Bushnell novel my first being Lipstick Jungle

Ships from and sold by eQuip Online. This was my second Candace Bushnell novel my first being Lipstick Jungle. I choose not to read Sex and the City first because it just seems like I would be set up for disopointment if the book was to different from the show. I am someone who ussually ends up always thinking the book is better but I have read certain things about Sex and the City the book that make me scared to read it and have to accept that is how the characters I have grown to love are not who I expected them to be like.

Great, guiltless fu. ―Entertainment Weekly.

For the women in Candace Bushnell's new novel, One Fifth Avenue, this edifice is essential to the lives they've carefully established-or hope to establish.

Candace Bushnell trains her eye on the unhappy rich . Like a big-ticket, glossy new offering on Wednesdays at 10 .

Candace Bushnell trains her eye on the unhappy rich, yielding a portrait that’s less juicy than you hoped for but more shapely than you feared. Candace Bushnell’s new novel, One Fifth Avenue, trains its sharp and knowing eye on the unhappy rich, yielding a portrait that’s less juicy than you hoped for but more shapely than you feared. The parties in question all happen to live - or to want to live - in the Greenwich Village Art Deco landmark that gives the book its title.

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Perfect, James said. We’ll do it the first or second week after New Year’s. My book comes out in February, so I’ll be away after that. What are you doing for Christmas? Brumminger asked Schiffer Diamond over the phone.

Billy let the words flow over him. On the surface, he found it hard to believe that Enid Merle would want to break up Mrs. Houghton’s apartment. Houghton’s apartment sip columnist for nearly fifty years. She wasn’t as kindly as she appeared, and while it was generally understood that Enid and Louise Houghton had been bosom buddies, Billy suspected that wasn’t the whole story. He recalled some trouble between them concerning Enid’s stepmother, which might have been resolved when the stepmother moved out of One Fifth

"ONE FIFTH AVENUE is a modern comedy of manners -- a landmark novel, if you like. Its observations about money, the Internet, the function of art in society as wellas sex romps, social climbing and snobbery enhance Bushnell's reputation as an astute observer of modern life....Carrie Bradshaw wannabes as well as women (and men) near Bushnell's age -- she turns 50 this year -- will be pulled into this refreshing and highly entertaining novel about the power of money, sex and celebrity."--USA TODAY

"Bushnell...broadens her scope in her latest ode to New York strivers and sophisticates...The fun lies in the author's acute observations about everything from real estate envy to midlife crises."--More

"Where [Bushnell] goes, her army of stilletoed fans follow. You gotta love it: the conflict, the secrets-telling, the peek into the world of the rich and valueless. It all adds up to a juicy summer read."--New York Post

"One Fifth Avenue is all things an escapist read she be: quick and wicked and wry. There's a blown-out bitch to root against, a star-crossed couple to root for, and a Tim Gunn-style best friend who deserves his own book. Great, guiltless fun."--Entertainment Weekly

From one of the most consistently astute and engaging social commentators of our day comes another look at the tough and tender women of New York City--this time, through the lens of where they live.

One Fifth Avenue, the Art Deco beauty towering over one of Manhattan's oldest and most historically hip neighborhoods, is a one-of-a-kind address, the sort of building you have to earn your way into--one way or another. For the women in Candace Bushnell's new novel, One Fifth Avenue, this edifice is essential to the lives they've carefully established--or hope to establish. From the hedge fund king's wife to the aging gossip columnist to the free-spirited actress (a recent refugee from L.A.), each person's game plan for a rich life comes together under the soaring roof of this landmark building.

Acutely observed and mercilessly witty, One Fifth Avenue is a modern-day story of old and new money, that same combustible mix that Edith Wharton mastered in her novels about New York's Gilded Age and F. Scott Fitzgerald illuminated in his Jazz Age tales. Many decades later, Bushnell's New Yorkers suffer the same passions as those fictional Manhattanites from eras past: They thirst for power, for social prominence, and for marriages that are successful--at least to the public eye. But Bushnell is an original, and One Fifth Avenue is so fresh that it reads as if sexual politics, real estate theft, and fortunes lost in a day have never happened before.

From Sex and the City through four successive novels, Bushnell has revealed a gift for tapping into the zeitgeist of any New York minute and, as one critic put it, staying uncannily "just the slightest bit ahead of the curve." And with each book, she has deepened her range, but with a light touch that makes her complex literary accomplishments look easy. Her stories progress so nimbly and ring so true that it can seem as if anyone might write them--when, in fact, no one writes novels quite like Candace Bushnell. Fortunately for us, with One Fifth Avenue, she has done it again.

  • Eigeni
The Age of Innocence, Primates of Park Avenue, Sex and the City and even TV show Gossip Girl have all examined what life is really like among the Upper Class in New York City. One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell is very similar to those mentioned titles. The novel follows the interesting and challenging lives of some of NYC’s most elite.
The novel is set in modern day New York City in and around the famous and historic apartment building, One Fifth Avenue. The book starts with Shiffer Diamond, a middle aged actress, who is returning to the city to shoot a new reality tv show she is a part of. Diamond returns to live in the building where her ex husband Phillip still lives. Phillip is an accomplished screenwriter who is working on a sequel to his first hit show. Phillip misses and is still in love with Diamond however he meets Lola. Lola is a want to be socialite from the south. She responds to Phillip’s ad requesting an assistant. However she had intentions to get him to fall in love with her and eventually marry him. She starts working for him and two end up moving in together for a period of time. The building has a vacant apartment after the death of socialite Mrs. Houghton. Her death sparks debate among building board president Mindy Gooch, who is married to author James Gooch and lives in the basement, former servant’s apartment with their 10 year old son, and Enid former board president who disagree on the future of the apartment. After drama and controversy Paul Rice, a hedge fund manager and his wife Annalisa Rice move in and immediately start war with Mindy. This begins with the Rice's’ request to install air conditioning in the apartment and Mindy denies this in order to preserve the historical charm of the building. The two battles back and forth and Mindy even uses her son’s connection to the Rice’s to enter into their apartment. Meanwhile, Schiffer and Phillip are reconnecting and Lola senses that he is trying to break up with her and constantly manipulates him using the excuse that her family has become broke as her dad has quit his job. James has released a new book with the prospect of making a lot of money. He sets his sights on Lola, after his wife has become distant and continually rejecting him. Billy, a rich man who has himself involved in all the affairs of the socialites, helps Annalisa mold herself into an elite while working with his sister as his mother’s medical condition becomes critical. The novel follows the stories of these and a few other characters as their lives all seem to intertwine.
I have read and enjoyed other novels about life in the city however this one was not my favorite. There were about five or more characters all introduced in the first ten-twenty pages of the book and it was at times hard to remember and keep track of all their specific details which is necessary as the specifics become important. However it is interesting to see how Bushnell is able to develop all her different characters, it is just difficult to appreciate all the details because there are too many characters. The book also switches perspectives frequently and randomly, which is also at times hard to follow. I would say that the novel is worth the read because it is interesting to see how the characters’ lives all come together and Bushnell uses plenty of humor and witty language.
  • Swift Summer
This was my second Candace Bushnell novel my first being Lipstick Jungle. I choose not to read Sex and the City first because it just seems like I would be set up for disopointment if the book was to different from the show. I am someone who ussually ends up always thinking the book is better but I have read certain things about Sex and the City the book that make me scared to read it and have to accept that is how the characters I have grown to love are not who I expected them to be like. So after reading Lipstick Jungle I was in love with her writing style and the story. It was obviously set up to play out as if it could be a tv show (which it did become) but I found it interesting and something I could read for a long period of time. I bought Lipstick Jungle with One Fifth and well I read the opening and found it confusing so tried to ignore the book for a few months until I needed a long book to read for an assignment so I got it off a shelf and got into it and well....

The book is not as bad as some people on here comment it to be but... it has TO MANY CHARACTERS I have never read a book where their are this many characters. I am not sure what the point of the amount of characters was and she did not give them an equal amount of time the character of Billy who opens up the book disapears till almost half way through the first act of the book another character who shows up around the same time Billy reapears named Lola is annoying she comes into the story as a "Socailite" wannabe from the south who dreams of being in the world of Carrie Bradshaw (this actually is in the book so she does not write in the same universe from book to book yet most of her books if not all are all set in New York City)several characters I started out liking but by the end of the book I felt nothing for them.

One Character in particular who you are introduced to hate Mindy Gooche who is said to be a characterised as a middle aged woman who is unable to have sex due to a pane she feels from penitration. Mindy has a husband named James who is a writer who has written one or two good books and struck it big with his latest book making him think he can get Lola to fall for him which she does. Mindy also has a son Sam who is 13 and feels he needs to be nice to everyone in the building because of his mothers behaivor. Mindy is not rich like the others in the building she lives in an apartment that used to be a maids residents when it was a hotel. Mindy wants to be rich but will never be. By the end of the book you actually do feel something for Mindy she is no better in personality but by the end the people who you are supposed to like all become less sympothetic and Mindy becomes the character to love.

I did not hate the book I did not love it though I would recomend reading it you have to read it till the end and read it for what it is. I thought it was funny and well written but is flawed. I suggest reading Lipstick Jungle either before or after this one because Candace Bushnell can write and Lipstick Jungle is a good book just like this one but focuses on less characters.
  • Honeirsil
In 1967 I applied to sub-let an apartment at One Fifth Avenue. It was unique, there was a sofa in the kitchen, a fireplace in the bedroom, a maze of isolated rooms and halls. And it was affordable. But, since nobody in their right mind would sub-let to an eighteen year old, I was disappointed...but I never forgot that apartment.
So, when I saw the title of the book, advertised in Vanity Fair, I just had to read it. I was especially excited, because I absolutely loved every single second of every single episode of "Sex and the City."
So, I paid full retail at an airport book store. But my flight offered more stimulating reading material in the pocket of the seat in front of me. Yes, that in flight rag-mag was better written.
But, having shelled out $28.00, I was determined to plow through the whole book, hoping for one single laugh, one tidbit of entertainment, one glimpse of the mind that created Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and the darling Charlotte. But it never happened. I hated every character in the book. They were all one dimensional stereo-types, with no redeeming qualities.
But...several of the characters did have one interesting characteristic: they had twenty foot long expanda-arms. They could press the button on the elevator while walking across the lobby. Like so many high school sophomores, Miss Bushnell, seems to think that dangling participles makes her writing sound more creative.
Usually, I loan out my books until they don't come back. This one went straight to the recycling bin....after I defaced the "authors" photo.

What a shameful waste of paper and ink.