Meet Carrie Bradshaw before Sex and the City!
A sex, funny and totally engaging look at how Carrie became THE Carrie Bradshaw.
Candace Bushnell takes fans of Sex and the City back to a time before the Manolos, before the Cosmopolitans, and before Carrie Bradshaw became the queen of the New York City social scene.
With an unforgettable cast of characters, The Carrie Diaries reveals Carrie's journey from suburban Connecticut to a brand new life in her beloved New York City. We get a glimpse into Carrie's formative friendships and first romances, and see how she evolved into the insightful writer and fashion icon fans have come to adore.
The Carrie Diaries opens in Carrie's senior year of high school. She and her best friends are inseparable- but then the intriguing and unpredictable bad boy Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture. Carrie falls into the relationship that she was always supposed to have in high school- until a friends' betrayal makes her question everything.
A must-read for fans of Sex and the City, The Carrie Diaries gives irresistible insight into the early hopes and dreams of one of the most iconic characters of our generation.
Candace Bushnell is the bestselling author of Sex and the City- the global phenomenon that began as a column in the New York Observer and went on to become an HBO cult hit TV series, bestselling novel and a box-office smash in 2008. She is married and lives in Manhattan.
The Carrie Diaries
Harper Collins Publishers
Author: Candace Bushnell
Why did you decide to write about the Carrie Bradshaw before New York City in The Carrie Diaries?
Candace Bushnell: I've always wanted to write a coming of age story about a young woman who arrives in New York City. Who better to take on that journey than Carrie Bradshaw!
Was it difficult to write about a young Carrie, before Manolos, before New York City, after initially writing about her later in her life?
Candace Bushnell: It really wasn't. I love the character and I was thrilled to go back to her beginnings.
Did you ever think that your novel, Sex and the City, would become this huge, worldwide?
Candace Bushnell: I had no idea it would become as big as it has. It's wonderful. I'm thrilled so many women love the characters as much as I do.
Do you see a little bit of yourself in Carrie?
Candace Bushnell: I do indeed.
Carrie follows her dreams, which is inspiring, how else do you hope the character of Carrie Bradshaw inspires readers to do the same?
Candace Bushnell: Carrie handles her difficult situations with grace and style. She's an original.
I can't live without- books
If I wasn't a writer- I'd want to be an Olympic dressage equestrian
I feel most comfortable in- my own skin. You take yourself wherever you go.
The book I reread the most is- Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton. The main character, Undine Sprague, is wicked and wonderfully unreptant.
My favourite vintage piece is- a green fringed Michael Kors dress I bought in the late eighties.
The three words that describe me best are- imagination, passion, determination.
My mantra is- never have a mantra. Or a favourite colour.
The best decision I ever made- was to believe in myself.
The best part about writing The Carrie Diaries was- writing The Carrie Diaries! I know I'm lucky to have found work I love to do.