From the pioneering New York Times best-selling author Candace Bushnell, who brought us “Sex and the City,” comes her new book, “Is There Still Sex in the City?” This is an amusing observation of dating as a newly single divorcé in her 50s. It’s also a guidebook of sorts, sprinkled with tales of her many single 50-something friends, friends of friends and acquaintances.
She tells what it’s like to go on dating apps such as Tinder as a 50-something divorcé, “Cubbing” (dating a much younger guy) and trying to navigate the dating world again after thinking she had already found her happily ever after guy.
While Bushnell doesn’t bring back Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte or Samantha, she brings in a whole new group of gal pals. Set between the Upper East Side of Manhattan and a country enclave known as The Village, “Is There Still Sex in the City?” follows an array of female friends – Sassy, Kitty, Queenie, Tilda Tia, Marilyn and Candace – as they deal with the ups and downs of dating and relationships at their ages.
Not only are the characters different, but Bushnell has also switched her beverage of choice from cosmos to rosé wine. I suggest having a glass or two while you read it; just make sure you’re not laughing at the same time!
This book is a quick and fun read. I recommend it to anyone out there who is over 40 and single. And for anyone looking for a good laugh and to not feel so alone in the dating world. Maybe this Bushnell book will spark a new television series or movie. One can only hope!
The book will be featured at A Prologue to the Book Festival at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27.