The Carrie Diaries

THE CARRIE DIARIES is the coming-of-age story of one of the most iconic characters of our generation. Before Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw was a small-town girl who knew she wanted more. She's ready for her real life to start, but first she must navigate her senior year of high school.

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The Carrie Diaries

SUMMER AND THE CITY brings surprising revelations as Carrie Bradshaw falls in love with New York City for the first time. With mysterious new guys and fabulous new friends (Samantha Jones! Miranda Hobbes!), Carrie must balance her exciting new life with a big decision at the end of the summer.

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Praise for The Carrie Diaries

“An addictive, ingenious origin story.”
Los Angeles Times

“Carrie’s sharp observations of her peers and human relationships give the book smart, sassy intellectual power.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Smart, vulnerable, questioning Carrie emerges as a likable, stand-alone character.... Fans will love this.”
—ALA Booklist
Candance Bushnell
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CANDACE BUSHNELL is the critically acclaimed and bestselling author of The Carrie Diaries, Sex and the City, Lipstick Jungle, One Fifth Avenue, 4 Blondes, and Trading Up, which have sold millions of copies. Sex and the City was the basis for the HBO hit show and films of the same name. Lipstick Jungle became a popular television series on NBC. Candace lives in New York City. Learn more about Candace Bushnell and sign up for her newsletter at
Candace Bushnell: Her Secrets
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 unrepentant.
My favorite 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.
The best thing about New York City is... the people. Everyone has a story.
My mantra is... never have a mantra. Or a favorite color.
The best decision I’ve ever made... was to believe in myself.
The best part about writing the Carrie Diaries books was... writing The Carrie Diaries and Summer and the City! I know I’m lucky to have found work I love to do.
Candace Bushnell: On Tour
Meet Candace Bushnell in person and hear about Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, and Miranda Hobbes from the woman who knows them best. See Candace Bushnell on tour!