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September 19 @ 6:00 pm
An Evening with Candace Bushnell
Twenty years after her sharp, seminal first book Sex and the City reshaped the landscape of pop culture and dating with its fly on the wall look at the mating rituals of the Manhattan elite, the trailblazing Candace Bushnell delivers a new book on the wilds and lows of sex and dating after fifty.
Set between the Upper East Side of Manhattan and a country enclave known as The Village, Is There Still Sex in the City? follows a cohort of female friends―Sassy, Kitty, Queenie, Tilda Tia, Marilyn, and Candace―as they navigate the ever-modernizing phenomena of midlife dating and relationships. There’s “Cubbing,” in which a sensible older woman suddenly becomes the love interest of a much younger man, the “Mona Lisa” Treatment―a vaginal restorative surgery often recommended to middle aged women, and what it’s really like to go on Tinder dates as a fifty-something divorcee. From the high highs (My New Boyfriend or MNBs) to the low lows (Middle Age Madness, or MAM cycles), Bushnell illustrates with humor and acuity today’s relationship landscape and the types that roam it.
Drawing from her own experience, in Is There Still Sex in the City? Bushnell spins a smart, lively satirical story of love and life from all angles―marriage and children, divorce and bereavement, as well as the very real pressures on women to maintain their youth and have it all. This is an indispensable companion to one of the most revolutionary dating books of the twentieth century from one of our most important social commentators.
Moderated by Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard
Stephanie Sayfie Aagaard keeps going and going and going! A native of Miami, Steph is very involved in the pulse of the community. She covers the social, celebrity, sports and charity scene in South Florida for her “Steph Sez” column every Sunday in The Miami Herald and monthly for Indulge magazine. Steph created, produced and hosted her own entertainment television show, Steph Sez, here in South Florida where she interviewed stars and luminaries from George Clooney to Tiger Woods to Mikhail Gorbachev. She served as Senior Director of Major Gifts, Corporate Relations, Marketing and Events at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and The Buoniconti Fund for twenty years where her charitable passion lies. She is now head of the Collaborative Innovation with Whitman Family Development and Bal Harbour Shops. Stephanie is the proud mother of two boys, Anders and Austin, and wife to Morten Aagaard.
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