Meet Carrie Bradshaw before ‘Sex and the City!’
The Carrie Diaries is the coming-of-age story of one of the most iconic characters of our generation.
Before Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw was a small town girl who knew she wanted more. She's ready for real life to start, but first she must navigate her senior year of high school. Up until now, Carrie and her friends have been inseparable. Then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture, and a friend's betrayal makes her question everything.
With an unforgettable cast of characters, The Carrie Diaries is the story of how a regular girl learns to think for herself, and evolves into a sharp, insightful writer. Readers will learn about her family background, how she found her writing voice, and the indelible impression her early friendships and relationships left on her. Through adventures both audacious and poignant, we'll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where her new life begins.
Praise for ‘The Carrie Diaries’:
“Essential beach reading for all SATC fans.” Bliss
“The long-awaited prequel to ‘Sex and the City’… [is] an entertaining come-of-age story.” Tatler
“Ultimate must-read for fashionistas.” Sky Magazine
“A wonderfully gripping coming-of-age tale and we reckon it’s perfect material for the next SATC film – Book of the Month.” She
Praise for ‘Sex and the City’:
“Jane Austen with a Martini.” Sunday Telegraph
“Intriguing and highly entertaining.” Helen Fielding, author of ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary
“Hilarious… a compulsively readable book, served up in bite-sized chunks of irrepressible irreverence.” Marie Claire
About the author
Candace Bushnell is the best-selling author of ‘Sex and the City’ – the global phenomenon that began as a column in the New York Observer and went on to become an HBO cult hit TV series, best-selling novel and a box office smash in 2008 with a sequel released in May 2010. She is married and lives in Manhattan.
This polished prequel to Sex and the City reveals the ample drama that filled Carrie Bradshaw's life before her move to Manhattan. With wit and insight, Carrie chronicles her emotionally charged senior year at a small Connecticut high school. While her friends' lives seem to be falling into place especially on the dating and sex fronts Carrie has just been rejected by a summer writing seminar in New York City, and laments, "I have nothing figured out at all." She falls hard for a slick underachiever who eventually leaves her for one of her best friends, while her widower father grapples with single parenthood, made tougher by Carrie's rebellious youngest sister's antics. Readers should be amused by some of the period details (Carrie's 18-year-old friends can drink legally), though they don't weigh heavily on the story, making the early 1980s setting feel almost incidental. Similarly, there's little that shouts, "This is the Carrie Bradshaw you know and love," as opposed to any other thoughtful teenager slowly coming into her own. But readers should enjoy witnessing Carrie's burgeoning independence and confidence as a writer. Ages 14 up.