Wednesday, June 1, 2011

SUMMER AND THE CITY: A Carrie Diaries Novel: A GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED 
SUMMER AND THE CITY
A CARRIE DIARIES NOVEL
BY CANDACE BUSHNELL
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Summer is a magical time in New York City and Carrie is in love with all of it—the crazy characters in her neighborhood, the vintage-clothing boutiques, the wild parties, and the glamorous man who has swept her off her feet. Best of all, she's finally in a real writing class, taking her first steps toward fulfilling her dream.

This sequel to The Carrie Diaries brings surprising revelations as Carrie learns to navigate her way around the Big Apple, going from being a country "sparrow"—as Samantha Jones dubs her— to the person she always wanted to be. But as it becomes increasingly difficult to reconcile her past with her future, Carrie realizes that making it in New York is much more complicated than she ever imagined.

With her signature wit and sparkling humor, Candace Bushnell reveals the irresistible story of how Carrie met Samantha and Miranda, and what turned a small-town girl into one of New York City's most unforgettable icons, Carrie Bradshaw.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed, international bestselling author of Sex and the City, The Carrie Diaries, One Fifth Avenue, Lipstick Jungle, Trading Up, Four Blondes, and the upcoming Summer and the City (A Carrie Diaries Book, due in April 2011)—the coming-of-age story of one her most famous creations, Carrie Bradshaw. Sex and the City, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies. Lipstick Jungle became a popular television series on NBC.

From Sex and the City through six successive novels, Bushnell has revealed a gift for tapping into the zeitgeist of any New York minute. With each book, she has deepened her range, but with a light touch that makes her complex literary accomplishments look easy. The Guardian sums up Bushnell’s work this way: “She caustically addresses the conditions of materialism, cramped urban life, and metropolitan speed, where fame and wealth are all around, but never in one’s grasp.…Bushnell is courageous in bringing this to the fore, and she is blessed with an Austen-like mastery in doing so. She cuts through the lies that women tell themselves about the surface equality of Western society. As such, she has much more in common with Edith Wharton, Dorothy Parker and early Bret Easton Ellis.”

Bushnell grew up in Glastonbury, Connecticut, and moved to New York City at age 19. She attended Rice University and New York University, and began her professional career at 19 when she wrote a children’s book for Simon & Schuster. Throughout her twenties, Bushnell developed her trademark style as a freelancer, writing darkly humorous pieces about women, relationships and dating for Mademoiselle, Self , and Esquire. In 1990, she wrote a column that would become a precursor for Sex and the City called "The Human Cartoon," a fictional serial published in Hamptons magazine. She began writing for the New York Observer in 1993; in November of 1994, she created the column "Sex and the City," which ran in the New York Observer for two years. The column was bought as a book in 1995, and sold to HBO as a series in 1996. Bushnell hosted a radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio called"Sex, Success, and Sensibility," which aired from October 2006 to October 2008. She also wrote and created a web series in 2009 called The Broadroom which starred Jennie Garth. Candace Bushnell is currently at work on The Two Mrs. Stones, which will be in bookstores in April 2012.

Through her books and television series, Bushnell’s work has influenced and defined two generations of women. She is the winner of the 2006 Matrix Award for books (other winners include Joan Didion and Amy Tan), and a recipient of the Albert Einstein Spirit of Achievement Award. In 2002, she married NYC Ballet Principal Dancer Charles Askegard. She currently resides in Manhattan.
 
Photo by Wendy Carlson. 
GIVEAWAY

I HAVE ONE FUN COPY OF
THIS SUMMER TREAT TO
GIVE AWAY TO A LUCKY
READER JUST FROM ME!
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!


HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING ABOVE THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN SUMMER AND THE CITY AND DON'T FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
 
+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK THAT I CAN FOLLOW

+1 MORE ENTRY: VISIT CANDACE BUSHNELL'S WEBSITE HERE AND THEN COMMENT ON ONE OTHER BOOK TITLE OF HERS THAT LOOKS INTERESTING TO YOU

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE OTHER CURRENT GIVEAWAY OF MINE THAT YOU HAVE ENTERED. YOU MAY COMMENT ON AS MANY AS YOU ENTERED THAT ARE STILL GOING ON BUT YOU MUST DO IT SEPARATELY
 
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, JUNE 11
GOOD LUCK!

103 comments:

~Enamored Soul~ said...

Ahhh, it's Candace Bushnell. The creator of "Carrie Bradshaw". I'll admit, I never really had the time to watch the shows because I was at school, but the little I did watch, I absolutely loved. I would love to read the background on the characters, and read more about the fashionable divas of New York.

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~Enamored Soul~ said...

I tweeted about the giveaway:

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~Enamored Soul~ said...

I found out that Bushnell hosted a radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio, called "Sex, Success, and Sensibility" which aired from 2006 to 2008. I find this extremely interesting, along with the mention of the author in her bio, because it seems like Bushnell is inspired by Jane Austen! Who would'a thunk!?!? (my favorite author too!)lol :P

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~Enamored Soul~ said...

I entered the giveaway for "Faith".

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~Enamored Soul~ said...

I entered the "Come and Find Me" Giveaway.

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~Enamored Soul~ said...

I entered the "Goodbye Quilt" Giveaway.

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I entered the "Crunch Time" Giveaway.

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~Enamored Soul~ said...

I entered the "Never Wave Goodbye" Giveaway.

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~Enamored Soul~ said...

I entered the "Dead by Midnight" Giveaway.

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debbie said...

I watched a few of the shows in the series, but I never read any of her books. I would love to read this one.
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debbie said...

I entered come find me giveaway
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BRN2SHOP9 said...

I love Candace Bushnell's books! I have read quite a few and adore the fun in them!

BRN2SHOP9 said...

Trading Up sounds like a good book. I have added it to my TBR list.

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Carol N Wong said...

I watched the shows on TV whenever I had a chance and really enjoyed the humor in it. I am so glad that there is a sequel. It is fun to read about people living in New York.

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Carol N Wong said...

My Twitter name is Carolee888 and I tweeted:

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Carol N Wong said...

I would like to read "On Fifth Avenue"

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Tore said...

I loved watching the Sex in the City. I would love to read the boosk. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

Carol N Wong said...

I entered the giveaway for
'Summer in The South'.


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Carol N Wong said...

I entered the giveaway for
'Come and Find Me'.


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I entered the giveaway for
'The Goodbye Quilt'.


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I entered the giveaway for
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I entered the giveaway for
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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Loved the character Carrie in Sex & the City. This book has got to be a blast.


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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

"Trading Up" also sounds like a wickedly funny read.


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allisonsbj3 said...

I'm interested in this book because I love Sex and the City!

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allisonsbj3 said...

I'd like to read One Fifth Avenue.

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Pamela Keener said...

I'd love to read about how Carrie met Samantha & Miranda but especially Samantha
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mamabunny13 said...

Both of my daughters are fans and have made me become a fan as well.
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I would like to read One Fifth Avenue.
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I entered the "Come and Find Me" Giveaway.

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I entered the Goodbye Quilt giveaway
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I entered Crunch Time
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I entered Summer In The South
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I entered the Dead by Midnight
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donnas said...

I thought it was interesting that the column she started with was The Human Cartoon. Great title and who would have imagined where it would eventually lead.

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donnas said...

I would also like to read One Fifth Avenue.

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Linda Kish said...

Just that it's a sequel to the Carrie Diaries is enough of a reason to want to read it for me.

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I'd also like to read One Fifth Avenue

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Connie said...

Hi! I would love to read this because this book centers on how Carrie got started before she made it big. This book reveals some of her private thoughts. :)

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Connie said...

I entered the "Dreams of Joy" book giveaway as well. :)

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lag123 said...

I loved the shows and would love to read the book to see how it all came about.

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lag123 said...

I visited Candace's site and would love to read One Fifth Avenue

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rubynreba said...

Enjoyed watching Sex and the City and this looks like a fun book.
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I'd like to read 4 Blondes.
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Anita Yancey said...

What I found interesting and makes me want to read the book, is that it turns a small-time girl into one of New York City's most unforgettable icons. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Anita Yancey said...

Candace's book Trading Up (2003) looks very interesting to me.

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Anita Yancey said...

I entered your giveaway for Never Wave Goodbye.

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I entered your giveaway for A Time For Patriots.

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bloomerbear said...

I like the way the book is shaped to be honest with you :)

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Bethie said...

I think that whole lifestyle is facinating. I guess because its so not me!

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heavenisabookstore said...

I love Candace Bushnell and I just loved the first book, Carrie's Diary. Can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway.
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