Candace Bushnell (born December 1 1958) is an American author and columnist based in New York City. She is best known for writing a sex column that was turned into a book, Sex and the City, which became the basis of the immensely popular TV series, Sex and the City and its subsequent film release Sex and the City: The Movie. Bushnell married New York City ABT ballet artist Charles Askegaard on July 4, 2002.
In 1994, her editor-in-chief asked her if she wanted to write a column for the paper, and she accepted the job. She wanted a column based on the adventures she and her friends usually spoke about, and she called it Sex and the City.
In 1998, HBO started airing a show, Sex and the City, based on, but not exactly like, Bushnell's column. The Sex and the City television show enhanced Bushnell's already growing fame. The television series ceased original production in 2004, with the last episode airing on HBO in February 2004. It is now in syndication.
Many other writers have compared the Carrie Bradshaw character on the television show to Bushnell because Carrie, like Bushnell, is also a newspaper sex and lifestyles columnist who enjoys the New York nightlife and, indeed, Candace's initials are the same as Carrie's. Bushnell has stated in several interviews that Carrie Bradshaw is her alter ego.
The Deborah Ross Interview: Candace Bushnell - What Women Really Want ; ...Is to Be Smart and out There in a Pair of Dolce & Gabbana Spiky- Heeled Boots, and to Have Gay Men Write Their Scripts. in Fact, to Be like Candace Bushnell
Feb 05, 2001; I love Sex and the City, the television show based originally on Candace Bushnell's columns in The New York Observer. I do. I do....