Is There Still Sex In The City is Bushnell’s follow up book to her blockbuster Sex and the City.
Now middle-aged, Bushnell and her friends Sassy, Kitty, Queenie, Tilda Ta and Marilyn are all experiencing mid-life and all that entails. Bushnell herself, after marrying in her forties, finds herself getting divorced and having to start all over in a dating world filled with all types of new social media. And of course, true to form each essay starts with a question.
And so the big question is can one navigate new types of technology, ways to look younger and still find someone to love you for you? Or do you even need a partner?
Especially when you discover all the new jargon you must learn to be a mid-lifer just when your mind begins to have senior moments. Words such as “cubbing”, dating a younger man, or restoration and rejuvenation of certain areas or perhaps mortgaging your house not to prevent, but to dissolve wrinkles. And the cost??? Astronomical! And it is all exhausting!
In a series of essays, Bushnell takes us through mid-life which includes marriage, divorce, regret at not having children and loss. She of course does this with the same wit and humor which was found in her first book. Only this time there is a much more profound sense of adulthood. We get a glimpse at the landmines these women try to maneuver around, sometimes unsuccessfully, just as they did in their 20’s and 30’s to hopefully find out who they are and who they can be in their 50’s and 60’s and beyond.
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