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One Fifth Avenue (cover)
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Carrie Bradshaw and her crew were on the prowl in thousand-dollar shoes. The ultimate catch was the rich guy named Big. And the “philosopher queen of the social scene,” as The New York Times put it, was “Sex and the City” creator Candace Bushnell.

Now, she’s out with “One Fifth Avenue," and Wall Street has tumbled. The party is over — or at least changed — in the Big Apple.

This hour, On Point: Candace Bushnell, “One Fifth Avenue,” and New York, after the crash.

You can join the conversation. Were you a Sex and the City fan? Are you cheering on the bold women of Lipstick Jungle? Are you wondering how it all works in the wreckage of Wall Street?Guest:

Candace Bushnell joins us from New York. She is best-selling author of four books, most famously “Sex and the City," which was the basis for the HBO series and the movie. Her novel “Lipstick Jungle” is now a drama starring Brooke Shields on NBC. Her new novel is “One Fifth Avenue.” This Sunday it debuts at #5 on the New York Times best-seller list.

Read a brief excerpt from "One Fifth Avenue."

This program aired on October 9, 2008.

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