With her brilliant comic voice and penchant for social satire, described by the Daily Telegraph as Jane Austen with a martini, Candace Bushnell changed for ever how we view New York City, female friendships and the love of a good pair of Manolos. Now, with her new novel, Troding Up, the author of Sex and the City brings us another sharply observant, keenly funny, wildly entertaining latter-day comedy of manners. Modern-day heroine laney Wilcox is a lingerie model whose reach often exceeds her grasp, and whose new-found success has gone to her head. As we follow laney's adventures, Bushnell draws us into a seemingly glamorous world of 100,000 cars, hunky polo players and media moguls, Fifth Avenue apartments, and relationships whose hidden agendas are detectable only by the socially astute. But just as laney enters this world of too much money and too few morals, unseen forces conspire to bring her down, forcing her to reconsider love and friendship - and how far she's really willing to go for her dreams.