|Plot Summary of Lipstick Jungle|
|"Nico O'Neilly, Victory Ford and Wendy Healey are three friends who are also among the elite of New York's entertainment world. Nico O'Neilly is the editor in chief of Bonfire magazine while Victory Ford is a talented fashion designer and Wendy Healey is president of Parador Pictures. All three are in their early forties and are hugely successful in their professional lives. Although Nico is the editor in chief of a top magazine, she is busy climbing the corporate ladder and attempting to take over the company's entire division. Although Nico is married to Seymour and has a lovely teenaged daughter, she can't resist having a delicious fling with a gorgeous model named Kirby Atwood. When a ruthless competitor competes with Nico for the position she fears that her private affair with Kirby may be outed as a public scandal.
Wendy is busy being Superwoman, trying to keep it together professionally while juggling her three kids and husband, Shane. Shane hasn't worked in a decade, not since Wendy financed the film he made when he was a wannabe film producer. Wendy yearns to win the covered Oscar yet fears that her professional ambitions won't coincide with her familys' needs. Shane abruptly asks Wendy for a divorce.
Victory Ford has always used her instincts when it comes to fashion design. Using all of her considerable fashion instincts, Victory creates a daring new line. When Victory premieres her spring line during fashion week she is devastated by the lackluster response of the critics. When her company begins to flounder Victory is forced to use all her business savvy to save her company and her dream. "
Sandra Calhoune, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Lipstick Jungle|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
Kind of romance:
- playing footsy while inconveniently married
Life of a profession:
- movie producer/director
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- New York
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of hetero sex
- descript. of female anat. (the big B's)
- No single main character?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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