In “Lipstick Jungle”, Bushnell’s fourth novel, Bushnell explores our assumptions about gender roles in family and career. The book follows three high-powered friends as they weather the ups and downs of lives lived at the top of their game. Salon magazine called Bushnell’s work “ahead of the curve,” and once again, with “Lipstick Jungle”, Bushnell captures the paradigm of a new breed of career woman facing modern challenges and choices. “Lipstick Jungle” is the basis for the new drama on NBC, currently in its second season, and starring Brooke Shields, Kim Raver, Lindsay Price and Andrew McCarthy. Bushnell serves as an executive producer on the show.