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Trading Up: A Novel

By Candace Bushnell

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ISBN 10: 0786887060
416 pages

Candace Bushnell is turning heads.

The New York Times bestseller, now in paperback.

When Trading Up was published in July, readers from coast to coast devoured the sharp-witted, Jane Austin-esque story of Janey Wilcox’s unsteady climb to the top of Manhattan’s social scene. It became THE hot book — and the numbers prove it: We’ve sold more than 250,000 copies to date. To top it off, Candace Bushnell was the apple of the press’s eye. Her signature glamour, poise, and humor lit up TV screens, newspapers, and magazines across America.

While Janey Wilcox may want to be on top, it’s clear that Candace Bushnell’s Trading Up IS on top. With an even wider paperback audience, who knows how much higher she can climb?


“Bushnell proves she?s still the philosopher queen of a social scene.” —New York Times Book Review

“An au courant novel of many manners — and Manolos… [Janey is] Scarlett O?Hara without the plantation.” —Entertainment Weekly

Status seeking and sexual one-upmanship are the order of the day.” —New York Post

“A summer read that offers up sex, scandal, excess in the Hamptons…She keeps the pages turning.” —USA Today

“This tale of Janey Wilcox, underwear model and bred in the bone New York girl, is vintage Bushnell.” —Harper?s Baazar

“Bushnell has her milieu down cold.” —New York Times Book Review



It was the beginning of the summer in the year 2000, and in New York City, where the streets seemed to sparkle with the gold dust filtered down from a billion trades in a boomtown economy, it was business as usual. The world had passed into the new

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