Candace Bushnell is a best-selling novelist, TV producer, and, most recently, the star of her own one-woman show, the critically acclaimed True Tales of Sex, Success and Sex and the City. Originally performed off-Broadway at the Daryl Roth Theater, the New York Times declared it a “critic’s pick.” Bushnell is now performing an international version that has received standing ovations, most recently in Cape Town and Johannesburg, proclaiming that Bushnell left “the audience mesmerized by her brilliant performance.”

Bushnell is famously the author of Sex and the City, published in 1996, the basis for the TV phenomenon Sex and the City, spawning six-seasons on HBO, two movies and the re-boot series And Just Like That, currently in production for its third season. An acclaimed novelist, Bushnell is the international best-selling author of Four Blondes, Trading Up, Lipstick Jungle, One Fifth Avenue, and The Carrie Diaries. Lipstick Jungle and The Carrie Diaries each became network TV series (NBC and The CW) for two seasons.

She is also famously known as the “real life Carrie Bradshaw” or the O.G. Carrie Bradshaw. Bushnell created the character as her alter-ego while writing Sex and the City because she didn’t want her parents to know that she’d just been to a sex club. She often appears on TV, starting back in 1996, when she had her own reality show, Sex, Lives and Video Clips on VH1, where—sure enough—Bushnell and a co-host were required to go to sex clubs. She’s appeared on dozens and dozens of chat shows, including Oprah and Charlie Rose and is currently scheduled to tour True Tales of Sex, Success and Sex and the City in England, Italy and Canada in 2024.