I would have settled for Fitzgerald. Carrie in the TV show is whiney, codependent, obsessive and insecure. I did not make it through this. Full of snippets of neurotic relationships and desperate sex, the book is one tale of failure after another.
On its own, this book is as close to trash as it gets. The Sex and the City book was just full of ridiculous characters in their thirties trying to be young again by going out every night to the "hottest" bar, doing ridiculous amounts of drugs like that's the only way to be cool, and it was terrible writing.
Most of the stories from the first season of the tv show are lifted from this book. The first time we meet her she's described point blank as an alcoholic and a bitch. I had to read several passages multiple times because it was difficult to stay sufficiently engaged to pay attention.
Carrie Bradshaw. I can't enjoy each moment, and I tend to think my future. OK, this book doesn't probably deserve even one star. The book is a collection of seemingly unconnected short essays in interview format.
There is a wide range of characters, but no one is fully developed, the reader is left without the basic portrait of how they even look like. She should get a series on Netflix or Amazon, based on this book. After some personal criticism from the author via Twitter, and original sex and the city book in Terrebonne blocking me before I had a chance to respond, I have decided to update my review.
This book is the perfect companion if you, like me, cant get enough of Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte. Part of his long-running Origins podcast series, which has delved into the beginnings of other pop culture behemoths like Saturday Night Live and ESPN, the Sex and the City chapter spans three episodes that will be pure joy for any fan of Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha.
It has a page in the book for each episode over the six seasons, as well as background information on all the actors in the series.
There is a very clinical almost emotionless aspect to the whole book. I quite strongly dislike it. The difference between the show and the book is that while acquisitive, status-obsessed party monsters with less depth than a paper cut comprise the bulk of the characters on the show as in the book, the show manages to flesh them out into comically fallible, three-dimensional human beings who, even if Ouch, ouch, my soul.