Review: Is there still sex in the city

Title: Is There Still Sex In The City? by Candace Bushnell
Pages: 272
Rating: 3 stars

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I have read a couple of books by this author. Sex and the City had been unexciting, but when I saw this book my interest was stirred. The book gods must have been feeling generous because my request for this book was accepted.

Immediately, I started on it and was done two days later. My memory of Sex and the City is a little fuzzy, but I remember enough to say that this is a better, more serious and realistic book. It is definitely more relatable and even funny! Is There Still Sex In The City is a commentary by the author on what it is like to be an older woman in 2019. She spells out boldly what I have always suspected, that life doesn’t “start” at 50. It just continues, although in some ways it is better.

 Apart from all the stuff that comes with being a 50+ year old woman, this book also explores just how much a woman’s sexuality is affected. One still has to put up with age reversing creams, Tinder, Mona Lisa treatments and young guys (cubs) who have watched too many MILF videos. All hope is not lost because at this time one can still rely on their friends to help them navigate the madness.

The whole sisterhood vibe I got while reading this was my favorite thing about this book. I only wish that this book was warmer. It felt too detached to me which made it less appealing. With that said, if you were among those who enjoyed Sex and the City, this should be in your reading list.


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