Candace Bushnell, "Is There Still Sex In The City?" at Stony Brook South Hampton College
Twenty years after her sharp, seminal first book Sex and the City reshaped the landscape of pop culture and dating with its fly on the wall look at the mating rituals of the Manhattan elite, the trailblazing Candace Bushnell delivers a new book on the wilds and lows of sex and dating after fifty.
Set between the Upper East Side of Manhattan and a country enclave known as The Village, Is There Still Sex in the City? follows a cohort of female friends―Sassy, Kitty, Queenie, Tilda Tia, Marilyn, and Candace―as they navigate the ever-modernizing phenomena of midlife dating and relationships.
There’s “Cubbing,” in which a sensible older woman suddenly becomes the love interest of a much younger man, the “Mona Lisa” Treatment―a vaginal restorative surgery often recommended to middle aged women, and what it’s really like to go on Tinder dates as a fifty-something divorcee. From the high highs (My New Boyfriend or MNBs) to the low lows (Middle Age Madness, or MAM cycles), Bushnell illustrates with humor and acuity today’s relationship landscape and the types that roam it.
Drawing from her own experience, in Is There Still Sex in the City? Bushnell spins a smart, lively satirical story of love and life from all angles―marriage and children, divorce and bereavement, as well as the very real pressures on women to maintain their youth and have it all. This is an indispensable companion to one of the most revolutionary dating books of the twentieth century from one of our most important social commentators.
Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of Sex and the City, Lipstick Jungle, The Carrie Diaries, One Fifth Avenue, Trading Up, Four Blondes, Summer and the City and Killing Monica. Sex and the City, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies. Lipstick Jungle became a popular television series on NBC, as did The Carrie Diaries on the CW.
Zibby Owens is the creator and host of the Webby-nominated literary podcast, “Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books,” and “Kids Do Have Time to Read Books.” She hosts and moderates frequent author events, runs a book subscription business called, “Zibby’s Picks,” and offers book curation consulting and podcast launch coaching. She is a writer and a mom of 4. www.zibbyowens.com @zibbyowens.
“Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books” is the Webby-nominated literary podcast created and hosted by writer, Zibby Owens. Zibby interviews authors twice a week about their books for busy people (like moms!) who don’t have as much time as they’d like to read. Website: www.zibbyowens.com/podcast-1 @momsdonthavetimetoreadbooks.
A tickets costs $35.00 and includes (1) copy of Is There Still Sex In The City?, entrance to the event with Candace Bushnell, and admission to the signing line immediately following the event.
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