AOT #134: Candace Bushnell Podcasts One Fifth Avenue
Author and journalist Candace Bushnell, creator of Sex and the City, and one of the most consistently astute and engaging social commentators of our day, reads from and discusses her new novel One Fifth Avenue. Acutely observed and mercilessly witty, One Fifth Avenue is a modern-day story of old and new money, that same combustible mix that Edith Wharton mastered in her novels about New York’s Gilded Age and F. Scott Fitzgerald illuminated in his Jazz Age tales. Many decades later, Bushnell’s New Yorkers suffer the same passions as those fictional Manhattanites from eras past. But Bushnell is an original, and her novel is so fresh that it reads as if sexual politics, real estate theft, and fortunes lost in a day have never happened before.