Candace Bushnell, “Is there Still Sex In The City?” In Conversation with Pem McNerney

Twenty years after her sharp, seminal first book Sex and the City reshaped the landscape of pop culture and dating with its fly on the wall look at the mating rituals of the Manhattan elite, the trailblazing Candace Bushnell delivers a new book on the wilds and lows of sex and dating after fifty. 

Set between the Upper East Side of Manhattan and a country enclave known as The Village, Is There Still Sex in the City? follows a cohort of female friends―Sassy, Kitty, Queenie, Tilda Tia, Marilyn, and Candace―as they navigate the ever-modernizing phenomena of midlife dating and relationships.

There’s “Cubbing,” in which a sensible older woman suddenly becomes the love interest of a much younger man, the “Mona Lisa” Treatment―a vaginal restorative surgery often recommended to middle aged women, and what it’s really like to go on Tinder dates as a fifty-something divorcee. From the high highs (My New Boyfriend or MNBs) to the low lows (Middle Age Madness, or MAM cycles), Bushnell illustrates with humor and acuity today’s relationship landscape and the types that roam it.

Drawing from her own experience, in Is There Still Sex in the City? Bushnell spins a smart, lively satirical story of love and life from all angles―marriage and children, divorce and bereavement, as well as the very real pressures on women to maintain their youth and have it all. This is an indispensable companion to one of the most revolutionary dating books of the twentieth century from one of our most important social commentators.

Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling author of Sex and the CityLipstick JungleThe Carrie DiariesOne Fifth AvenueTrading UpFour BlondesSummer and the City, and Killing MonicaSex and the City, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies. Lipstick Jungle became a popular television series on NBC, as did The Carrie Diaries on the CW.


Pem McNerney is an award-winning writer and editor who works for Shore Publishing/, where she is the Living editor. She is the lead writer for and owner of, and has worked for The Hartford Courant as politics editor, for Patch covering her hometown of Madison, and for several other news organizations. She’s won several awards from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists and the New England Newspaper & Press Association for feature writing, food pages, environmental reporting, and breaking news coverage. She lives on the shoreline of Connecticut where she loves nothing more than heading to the beach with a good book under her arm.


A ticket costs $5.00 and is a coupon good toward the purchase of Is There Still Sex in the City?

If you’re unable to attend the event and would like a signed copy of Is There Still Sex in the City?, please purchase the “Signed” version below.


Event Date:
Thursday, August 15, 2019 – 7:00pm
Event address:
RJ Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
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