Killing Monica

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Abacus, Jun 30, 2016 - 320 pages
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

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User Review  - curious_squid - LibraryThing

Perhaps it was because I read this book in sections right before bed, (but after taking NyQuil), that this book felt like a sequel to a book I never read. The characters never felt explained, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - stephanie_M - LibraryThing

I have to say, I have always been a huge fan of Candace Bushnell's writing, ever since I picked up her first novel. But I've never once read any of her Sex in the City stuff, nor have I been a fan of ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Compared by the Observer to Nancy Mitford and by the Sunday Telegraph to 'Jane Austen with a Martini', Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed, international best-selling novelist whose first book, Sex and the City, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series. Bushnell captured the country's attention with Sex and the City by breaking down the bedroom doors of New York City's rich and beautiful to expose true contemporary stories of sex, love and relationships.

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