By Kyle | September 24, 2008
Candace Bushnell’s new book says, about today’s Manhattan women: They want to get married and have babies–while they’re still in their 20s. Which doesn’t bode well for unmarried women in their 30s who thought they were supposed to put their career first. I can see a divide forming between the two groups. “Sex and the City” creator Bushnell, in her new novel “One Fifth Avenue,” compares 2008 Manhattan to the 1998 model:
“Every girl wants to get married now,” Lola tells Philip. “And they want to do it while they’re young.”
“I thought they wanted to have careers and take over the world by thirty,” he responds.
“That was older Gen Y. All the girls I know want to get married and have kids right away. They don’t want to end up like their mothers.”
“What’s wrong with their mothers?”
“They’re unhappy. Girls my age won’t put up with unhappiness.”