Candace has written a new novel called ‘Killing Monica' which uses her own experiences as a jumping-off point.
'Killing Monica' is about Pandy "PJ" Wallis, a renowned writer whose novels about a young woman making her way in Manhattan have spawned a series of blockbuster films. After the success of the Monica books and movies, Pandy wants to attempt something different: a historical novel based on her ancestor Lady Wallis. But Pandy's publishers and audience only want her to keep cranking out more Monica - as does her greedy husband, Jonny, who's gone deeply in debt to finance his new restaurant in Las Vegas.
When her marriage crumbles and the boathouse of her family home in Connecticut goes up in flames, Pandy suddenly realizes she has an opportunity to reinvent herself. But to do so, she will have to reconcile with her ex-best friend and former partner in crime, SondraBeth Schnowzer, who plays Monica on the big screen -- and who may have her own reasons to derail Pandy's startling change of plan.
In 'Killing Monica', Candace Bushnell spoofs and skewers her way through pop culture, celebrity worship, fame, and the meaning of identity. With her trademark humor and style, this is Bushnell's sharpest, funniest book to date
Fun facts about Candace Bushnell (Source: Grand Central Publishing)
Candace Bushnell is the internationally bestselling novelist whose first book, Sex and the City, was the basis for the HBO hit series and blockbuster movie. She is the author of seven novels, including Lipstick Jungle and The Carrie Diaries, which were made into popular TV series. She is the winner of the Matrix Award for books and a recipient of the Albert Einstein Spirit of Achievement Award.
For more information about the author, visit her website at www.candacebushnell.com.
Check out An Evening with Candace Bushnell in conversation with Celia Walden discussing the writing life and her new novel, Killing Monica
William Turner Gallery
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90404
$20 General Admission
$30 Reserved Seats
$45 Includes Bushnell's book + Seat in reserved section
See more at: http://livetalksla.org/events/bushnell/#sthash.bYWLge0g.dpuf
Follow Candace Bushnell on Twitter: @candacebushnell
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