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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 18, 2005

'Sex And The City' Author Bushnell To Speak at UI

Author Candace Bushnell, author of the book that spawned the HBO series "Sex and the City," will speak at the University of Iowa on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Bushnell's other books include "Trading Up," "Four Blondes," and her latest, "Lipstick Jungle," published this fall. Dubbed "the Sharon Stone of journalism," Bushnell first put the singles scene into print as The New York Observer's resident "Sex and the City" columnist. Bushnell's semi-toxic tales -- or "the underside of glamour," as she refers to her subject matter -- were collected in her best-selling book "Sex and the City."

Bushnell developed the "Sex and the City" column in 1994 as a thinly veiled look at her own life and that of her friends and acquaintances in New York City's social elite through the voice of her alter-ego, Carrie. For Bushnell, writing the column meant spending up to six nights a week on the town, from TriBeCa bars to Hampton summer homes to Aspen ski resorts.

The lecture is sponsored by the UI Lecture Committee. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the committee at (319) 335-3255.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Service, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Tom Snee, 319-384-0010, tom-snee@uiowa.edu; Jennifer Hitchon, University Lecture Committee, 319-430-4574; jennifer-hitchon@uiowa.edu.