‘Sex and the City’ Author Candace Bushnell Explains Why Rejection Can Be Good

Candace Bushnell is a popular author, with her books inspiring hit TV shows like sex and the city, Lipstick Jungleand The Carrie Diaries. Bushnell is extremely successful, but the writer knows all about rejection — she even thinks it’s a necessary part of her success!

How a newspaper column based on Candace Bushnell’s life inspired ‘Sex and the City’

Candace Bushnell attends Variety’s 2022 Power Of Women at The Glasshouse on May 05, 2022 in New York City. | Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Bushnell started her career as a freelance journalist, but it wasn’t until a 1993 writing job for The New York Observer that she found success. Bushnell started writing a column called “Sex and the City,” where she wrote about dating, drawing on her own personal stories as well as those of her friends.

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