Candace Bushnell on Sirius: Sex, Success And Sensibility
Candace Bushnell talks candidly with Matt Titus and his wife about love, life and relationships. Her show can be heard on Sirus Satellite Radio on Channel 102, Thursdays Live: 6 pm- 8 pm
Candace says, “Here’s what my show is about …we try to stir things up every week and tell women EXACTLY what you don’t want to hear…I tell you to run away from your children and run to work and make lots of money and tell your husband what to do…make him do all the housework and YOU should be out ruling the world…running the show…Husbands and boyfriends might not want to hear that but this is about YOUR life through my point of view.”
Author of the wildly popular bestseller Sex and the City, which spawned the HBO hit series starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Candace Bushnell captured the country’s attention by breaking down the bedroom doors of New York’s rich and beautiful and exposing the true story of sex, love and relationships today. Dubbed “the Sharon Stone of journalism,” Bushnell first put the singles scene into print as The New York Observer’s resident “Sex and the City” columnist. In her latest novel, Lipstick Jungle, Bushnell takes on corporate America—describing the lives of “women who have careers like men.”
Bushnell’s own rise to the top of New York’s jet set and her experiences as a successful single woman provide the basis for much of her writing. A former aspiring actress, her transformation into America’s most cutting-edge columnist began as a New York University undergraduate, when she covered the sizzling Studio 54 scene for a magazine called Beat. She went on to become a seasoned freelance writer for women’s magazines, including Ladies Home Journal, Self and Mademoiselle, writing pieces that fell into a newly-established gray area between journalism and fiction.
Bushnell received her big break when New York Observer editors offered her the opportunity to take full advantage of writing’s first maxim: Write what you know. Bushnell developed the “Sex and the City” column in 1994 as a thinly-veiled look at her own life (through the voice of her alter-ego, Carrie) and that of her friends, acquaintances, and NYC’s social elite. For Bushnell, writing the column meant spending up to six nights a week on the town, from TriBeCa bars to Hampton summer homes to Aspen ski resorts.
Bushnell was born and raised in the small Connecticut town of Glastonbury and attended Rice University. She currently resides in Manhattan.