She reveals here that most women have no clue what men are thinking, why life improves in your 50s and why she doesn’t need Mr Big on speed dial Even at a young age, we get the idea that we can’t be the smart one and the pretty one.We grow up and we are Single Girl, Career Woman, Wife, Mother.Then we reach middle age and those labels no longer define us. Alyssa is a year younger than me and Deirdre is four years younger.

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Our parents didn’t allow us to date until we went to college at the age of 17, and with no brothers and only my wonderful father to look up to, boyfriends who cheated and broke hearts were a revelation that required endless analysis.

'Sex and the City was about women, but I wrote it originally for men.

The New York Observer, which published the column that became the book that spawned the TV series, has a mostly male readership,' said Candace At 18 I dropped out of college and went out with a guy much older than me [Gordon Parks, the director of the film Shaft, who was 65].

But our looks conferred resentment as well as admiration.

I was bullied from my first day at kindergarten and from those experiences came my resilience.

He was a rocket scientist who invented the fuel cell they used in the first Apollo missions, so through him I was aware of life’s possibilities.

He and I would have long, heated, philosophical arguments and he made it clear that he expected me to make something of myself.

Synopsis: Carrie meets Miranda's ex Skipper, a sweet guy who's getting desperate as all women seem to turn him down in favor of jerks - like the bossy colleague Kevin Miranda is dating right then; when she confesses to the friends this contradiction bugs her too, Sam declares monogamy fits none of them, as its high expectations are never met.

To everyone's surprise, Charlotte takes that advice to the extreme, double-dating two fine men - till they find out and walk out on her together.