The Fran Lebowitz Reader

Author(s): Fran Lebowitz

Culture & Ideas

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, Fran Lebowitz is always wickedly entertaining.

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On METROPOLITAN LIFE
"Hilarious...an unlikely and perhaps alarming combination of Mary Hartman and Mary McCarthy.... To a dose of Huck Finn add some Lenny Bruce, Oscar Wilde and Alexis de Tocqueville, a dash of cabdriver, an assortment of puns, minced jargon, and top it off with smarty pants." --"The New York Times"

"Her humor made me laugh aloud and call friends to read passages to them." --"Newsweek"

On SOCIAL STUDIES
"Right on the mark.... Among the things she hates this time...baggage-claim areas, high tech, after-shave lotion, adults who roller skate, children who speak French, or anyone who is unduly tan." --"Newsweek"

"Unique.... Lebowitz offers vocational guides for aspiring heiresses, popes, empresses; manuals for landlords; guidance to the rich who wish to meet the poor." --"Vogue"

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General Fields

  • : 9780679761808
  • : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • : 0.34
  • : July 1997
  • : 210mm X 140mm X 18mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 333
  • : Paperback
  • : Fran Lebowitz