Lipstick Jungle (Paperback)
Hachette Books, 9780786887071, 496pp.
Publication Date: August 8, 2006
Victory Ford is the darling of the fashion world. Single, attractive, and iconoclastic, she has worked for years to create her own signature line. As Victory struggles to keep her company afloat, she learns crucial lessons about what she really wants in a relationship.
Nico O'Neilly is the glamorous, brilliant editor of Bonfire Magazine -- the pop-culture bible for fashion, show business, and politics. Considered one of the most powerful women in publishing, she seems to have it all. But in a mid-life crisis, she suddenly realizes this isn't enough. Wendy Healy's chutzpah has propelled her to the very top of the cut-throat movie industry. When it becomes clear that a competitor is trying to oust her, something has to give--and Wendy must decide between her career and her marriage.
In Lipstick Jungle, Bushnell once again delivers an addictive page-turner of sex and scandal that will keep readers enthralled and guessing to the very last page.
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Praise For Lipstick Jungle: A Novel…
"Bushnell proves she's still the philosopher-queen of a social scene."—New York Times Book Review
"A seductive, humorous tale about strong, powerful women."—OK! Magazine
Conversation Starters from ReadingGroupChoices.com
Much of Bushnell’s previous work is about a woman’s quest to find and keep a man. But Lipstick Jungle focuses instead on the quest for power and success. What do you think of this decision? Does this book send a new type of message? What is it?
If you could have the life of Victory, Wendy, or Nico, which would you choose? Do you admire one of these characters more than the others? Why?
Would you ever consider Candace Bushnell a feminist? Why or why not?
What role does marriage play in the lives of these women? Does it help or hurt them? Or both?
What do you think about the men in this book? Are they characters or caricatures?