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Sex and the city and us : how four single women changed the way we think, live, and love

by Armstrong, Jennifer Keishin,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 13 copies
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CLP - East Liberty Non-Fiction Collection PN1992.77.S465 A76 2018
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CLP - Lawrenceville Non-Fiction Collection PN1992.77.S465 A76 2018
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Summary
By the bestselling author of Seinfeldia , a fascinating retrospective of the iconic and award-winning television series, Sex and the City, to coincide with the show's twentieth anniversary.

This is the story of how a columnist, two gay men, and a writers' room full of women used their own poignant, hilarious, and humiliating stories to launch a cultural phenomenon. They endured shock, slut-shaming, and a slew of nasty reviews on their way to eventual--if often begrudging--respect. The show wasn't perfect, but it revolutionized television for women.

When Candace Bushnell began writing for the New York Observer , she didn't think anyone beyond the Upper East Side would care about her adventures among the Hamptons-hopping media elite. But her struggles with singlehood struck a chord. Beverly Hills, 90210 creator Darren Star brought her vision to an even wider audience when he adapted the column for HBO. Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha launched a barrage of trends, forever branded the actresses that took on the roles, redefined women's relationship to sex and elevated the perception of singlehood.

Featuring exclusive new interviews with the cast and writers, including star Sarah Jessica Parker, creator Darren Star, executive producer Michael Patrick King, and author Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City and Us brings us a both a critical and nostalgic, behind-the-scenes look at a television series that changed the way women see themselves.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Armstrong, author of Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted (2013) and Seinfeldia (2016), now chronicles another groundbreaking TV show from both sides of the screen. To follow Sex and the City's story from, then, dating-columnist Candace Bushnell's keyboard through six seasons and two films, Armstrong weaves together 20 years' worth of written conversation about the show with dozens of her own interviews. Despite many condescending initial reviews, some of which softened with the show's phenomenal success, SATC achieved unprecedented reach and influence while portraying women dating and living as they never had before on TV. A brief moment between characters Carrie and Miranda launched a worldwide cupcake craze; a candid bit of dating advice between staffers was memorably written into an episode before becoming a mega-best-selling book and its popular film adaptation: He's just not that into you. HBO built its now highly respected television brand on the show. Armstrong doesn't gloss over SATC's earned criticisms, either. Sophisticated, highly readable, and thought-provoking fodder for Carries, Mirandas, Samanthas, Charlottes, and all pop-culture junkies at large.--Bostrom, Annie Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Sex and the city (Television program)
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Language English
Description xxii, 232 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-230).
ISBN 9781501164828
1501164821
9781501164835
150116483X
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