The Fran Lebowitz Reader

The Fran Lebowitz Reader

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Fran Lebowitz in
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A Martin Scorsese Picture
Now an HBO® Documentary Film

The Fran Lebowitz Reader brings together in one volume, with a new preface, two bestsellers, M etropolitan Life and Social Studies , by an "important humorist in the classic tradition" ( The New York Times Book Review ) who is "the natural successor to Dorothy Parker" (British Vogue ). In "elegant, finely honed prose" ( The Washington Post Book World ), Lebowitz limns the vicissitudes of contemporary urban life--its fads, trends, crazes, morals, and fashions. By turns ironic, facetious, deadpan, sarcastic, wry, wisecracking, and waggish, she is always wickedly entertaining.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1994.
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.
ISBN: 9780307744937
0307744930
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC RESOURCE
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: Lebowitz, Fran Social studies.

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maiki69
Feb 11, 2020

THE FRAN LEBOWITZ READER contains two of her most popular works: METROPOLITAN LIFE and SOCIAL STUDIES. METROPOLITAN marked Lebowitz's debut, and throughout, the New York satirist sticks it to manners, science, arts and letter writing. She profoundly skewers all things modern (at the close of the seventies) and causes one to ponder the social order of Tricks. No shrinking violet, Lebowitz's writing is smart and on target. She pretty much does the same in SOCIAL STUDIES.

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Feb 11, 2020

THE FRAN LEBOWITZ READER contains two of the satirists most popular works: METROPOLITAN LIFE and SOCIAL STUDIES. While METROPOLITAN marked her debut, SOCIAL STUDIES cemented her reputation as the ultimate wry New Yorker. No one and no subject is off limits, and if you're a fan of quirky wit fermented in the burroughs of New York City, THE READER is a must have.

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Feb 11, 2020

[I]f you're a fan of quirky wit fermented in the burroughs of New York City, THE READER is a must have.
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