Candance Bushnell (as many of you already know) is the author of Sex and the City and behind the book that made the tv show. Trading Up is the first book I have read by her. It is a story about a women who goes to New York to pursue acting/modeling and what she has to do to get there. It is a very girly book and an easy read, perfect for the summer. I've you like Sex and the City, you would like this book. I'd rate this book a B.