Sex and the City and Us

Sex and the City and Us

How Four Single Women Changed the Way We Think, Live, and Love

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Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501164828
1501164821
9781501164835
150116483X
Branch Call Number: 791.4572 Se911A 2018
Characteristics: xxii, 232 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

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Meanwhile across town, I finished reading Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s book “Sex and the City and Us” and I couldn’t help but wonder, was I a Miranda or a Charlotte? If you’re a fan of this HBO show from the late 90s – early 2000s, then this read will definitely appeal to you. Subtitled “How Four Single Women Changed the Way We Think, Live, and Love,” this book is an examination of the cultural impact that the show had on the world as we know it: from feminism to being single to finding love in your friendships.

The book turned out to be a fun read! It wasn’t as academic as it is made out to sound. In fact, it’s more of a behind-the-scenes look at the show, how it started, how the people behind it used stories from their own lives to help shape the stories being told, etc. I thought I knew everything about the show, but this book taught me so much more. For instance, I didn’t know that Sarah Jessica Parker was reluctant to do the program since she was more of a movie actress and wasn’t interested in pursuing television. This was all before what is now considered the new golden age of television. In fact, Sex and the City may have been at the onset of that resurgence, having given HBO a major hit show that would bring the network to the forefront of the movement with other series such as The Sopranos and Game of Thrones.

At the end of the day, if you’re a fan of Sex and the City and if you’re wondering whether you should pick up this book or not, my answer to you would be: “Abso-frickin’-lutely.” (Submitted by Alan)

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BONNIE S SAUNDERS
Jul 08, 2018

This is the third TV show book that Armstrong has written and the best. If you love Sex and the City, you should read and enjoy this book.

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