Lipstick Jungle (novel)

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Lipstick Jungle
Author Candace Bushnell
Country United States
Language English
Genre Chick-lit
Publisher Hyperion
Publication date
September 6, 2005
Media type Print
Pages 368 pages
ISBN 978-0-7868-6819-3

Lipstick Jungle is a novel written by New York writer and socialite Candace Bushnell, that weaves the stories of Nico Reilly, Wendy Healy, and Victory Ford, who are numbers 8, 12, and 17 on the New York Post's list of New York's 50 Most Powerful Women. The premise appears to tread similar ground to Bushnell's famed Sex and the City, following the lives of three New York career women; however, in this book the women are a little older, richer, and more powerful.[1][2][3][4]


Wendy Healy
Movie industry president of Parador Pictures (pun on Paramount Pictures) with marriage difficulties and a tough competitor.
Nico O'Neilly
The glamorous editor-in-chief of Bonfire Magazine, a pop-culture bible for show-biz, fashion, and politics (loosely based on Entertainment Weekly).
Victory Ford
Fashion designer.

TV Adaptation

A television series was created based on the book, starring Brooke Shields as Wendy Healy, Lindsay Price as Victory Ford, and Kim Raver as Nico Reilly. A total of twenty episodes aired on NBC from February 7, 2008 through January 9, 2009.[5]


  1. ^ Stanley, Alessandra (7 February 2008). "Shoe-Savvy Friends Against the City". Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Fryett, Meghan. "Lipstick Jungle Candace Bushnell". Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Merritt, Stephanie. "Sex is an ex in the city". Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Gupta, Dipayan (5 February 2008). "Lipstick Jungle Reviews: Living In The Shadow Of A Hit Series". Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Unreleased Song From Bitter:Sweet Chosen As 'Lipstick Jungle' Theme". Retrieved 28 March 2014. 

External links

  • Candace Bushnell interview and behind-the-scenes tour of Lipstick Jungle on location
  • Lipstick Jungle on
  • New York Times Review
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