Bushnell Reflects on Middle Age

Sex and the City writer has new book coming out
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Aug 27, 2008 12:32 PM CDT
Costume designer Patricia Field, left, and writer Candace Bushnell attend the premiere of "Sex and the City" at Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 in New York.    (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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(Newser) – Nearing her 50th birthday, Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell is facing the fact that even with Botox, men no longer flock to her at parties, the Times of London reports. “Somewhere in your forties…everyone starts to look the same! Middle-aged. Now when I look in the mirror I see the old lady underneath,” she said.

But Bushnell is comfortable in her new life. She's married, and says a lot of the homemaking that inspires her now would have been a bore at 25 or 35. “Life gets boring when you're middle-aged,” says a character in her new novel, One Fifth Avenue. “You can't keep doing the same thing. You look like an asshole.”