Bushnell says new book, Killing Monica, isn’t about Carrie Bradshaw, despite critics drawing parallels.
American author and TV producer Candace Bushnell is best known as the real Carrie Bradshaw.
Her essays for a newspaper in the 1990s about her dating life in New York were adapted into the hit HBO series, Sex and the City.
Since then, she’s cranked out a string of international bestselling novels, including 4 Blondes, Lipstick Jungle, and One Fifth Avenue—and now the 56-year-old writer is back with a new book, Killing Monica.
“Of course people think it’s Carrie Bradshaw, but it isn’t,” Bushnell told CBC’s Tashauna Reid.
This is the book fans of Candace Bushnell have been waiting for. From the author of Sex and the City, Lipstick Jungle, and The Carrie Diaries comes an addictive story about fame, love, and foolishness that will keep readers enthralled to the very last enticing scene.
Pandy “PJ” Wallis is a renowned writer whose novels about a young woman making her way in Manhattan have spawned a series of blockbuster films. After the success of the Monica books and movies, Pandy wants to attempt something different: a historical novel based on her ancestor Lady Wallis. But Pandy’s publishers and audience only want her to keep cranking out more Monica—as does her greedy husband, Jonny, who’s gone deeply in debt to finance his new restaurant in Las Vegas.
When her marriage crumbles and the boathouse of her family home in Connecticut goes up in flames, Pandy suddenly realizes she has an opportunity to reinvent herself. But to do so, she will have to reconcile with her ex-best friend and former partner in crime, SondraBeth Schnowzer, who plays Monica on the big screen—and who may have her own reasons to derail Pandy’s startling change of plan.
In KILLING MONICA, Candace Bushnell spoofs and skewers her way through pop culture, celebrity worship, fame, and the meaning of identity. With her trademark humor and style, this is Bushnell’s sharpest, funniest book to date