Candace Bushnell's Least Interesting
Alone time with Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw? No thanks
I am a die-hardSex and the City fan. I own every episode, a couple of behind-the-scenes books and I scheduled my next hair appointment to coincide with the premiere of SATC 2 so I can look my best for the girls.
All that being said, I'm not that into Carrie. I don't want to "Get Carried Away." In fact, these superfluous puns are part of the reason I so dislike the series' heroine.
Carrie is actually my least favorite character (my first pick is Samantha, followed by Charlotte and then Miranda) because she's such a mess she makes me want to shake her a little. For a woman in her supposed thirties, she's kind of a wreck. (Stop buying $700 shoes, idiot! And don't sleep with married guys!)
Carrie projects this carefree persona when she's actually rather dramatic, and she's always inserting those damn puns where there needn't be any. Worst, she's not nearly as devoted to her trifecta of besties as they all are to her. She's only made bearable, in my opinion, by the strength of the other characters and her fabulous styling.
So when SATC creator Candace Bushnell's latest book, The Carrie Diaries, hits shelves today, I do not plan to send a copy flying off. The young-adult novel is a prequel of sorts, and chronicles Carrie's senior year of high school. That means no Samantha, Charlotte or Miranda.
I'm supposed to spend hours by the pool alone with Carrie? No thanks.
Will you be buying a copy? Do you think Sex and the City's topic matter is appropriate for the teen set?