At last, Pandy Wallis was free of her husband, Jonny
Balaga. Now, if she could only get rid of Monica. Pandy is
a successful author, and her beloved character Monica has
made her rich and famous. At least reasonably wealthy,
until Jonny managed to get his hands on Pandy's money. SondraBeth
Schnowzer, the actress Pandy herself chose to play Monica, even became a
But after a while, Monica threatens to overtake her whole life. Pandy
is sick and tired of her creation, and refuses to
continue her series. She writes a historical novel which
she is sure will be a huge hit. After all, everybody who
loves Monica loves Pandy, don't they? No, they don't.
It's Monica the public wants, and when her publisher
rejects her historical novel, Pandy's life completely
One cannot help but wonder how much KILLING MONICA
reflects Candace Bushnell's sentiments towards Carrie
Bradshaw. In any case, KILLING MONICA is by far Ms.
Bushnell's funniest book in recent years, and Pandy is a
most memorable character. KILLING MONICA relates the very
bumpy ride as to how SondraBeth, Pandy and Jonny's lives
intersect for the good and the bad because of the ever-
present fictitious Monica. Basically, Pandy cannot see
the forest for the Monicas!
I marvel at the author's ability to make us laugh when
tragedy strikes, showing the downside of happy times.
KILLING MONICA starts off as a normal story, but Pandy's
twisted rapport with the fictional Monica turns reality
into a surreal, wild, and zany romp of literary madness
as Pandy's world starts unravelling. As always, Ms.
Bushnell's prose is flawless, the dialogues are very
funny as well as realistic, the descriptions vivid and
often hilarious, and the story moves at a very quick
pace. The characters are splendidly over-the-top, and we
would not want them otherwise. The ending is particularly
brilliant and inventive. KILLING MONICA is a very special
treat for fans and non-fans alike!
This is the book fans of Candace Bushnell have been waiting
for. From the author of Sex and the City, Lipstick
Jungle, and The Carrie Diaries comes an addictive
story about fame, love, and foolishness that will keep
readers enthralled to the very last enticing scene.
Pandy "PJ" Wallis is a renowned writer whose novels about a
young woman making her way in Manhattan have spawned a
series of blockbuster films. After the success of the Monica
books and movies, Pandy wants to attempt something
different: a historical novel based on her ancestor Lady
Wallis. But Pandy's publishers and audience only want her to
keep cranking out more Monica-as does her greedy husband,
Jonny, who's gone deeply in debt to finance his new
restaurant in Las Vegas.
When her marriage crumbles and the boathouse of her family
home in Connecticut goes up in flames, Pandy suddenly
realizes she has an opportunity to reinvent herself. But to
do so, she will have to reconcile with her ex-best friend
and former partner in crime, SondraBeth Schnowzer, who plays
Monica on the big screen-and who may have her own reasons to
derail Pandy's startling change of plan.
In KILLING MONICA, Candace Bushnell spoofs and skewers her
way through pop culture, celebrity worship, fame, and the
meaning of identity. With her trademark humor and style,
this is Bushnell's sharpest, funniest book to date