The Fran Lebowitz Reader

by Fran Lebowitz

Paperback, 1994




New York : Vintage Books, 1994.


The Fran Lebowitz Reader brings together in one volume, with a new preface, two bestsellers, Metropolitan 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.

User reviews

LibraryThing member wenestvedt
My feeling is that I'm over this; perhaps one day I will revisit the book and and be reminded why I was so enthralled then, just out of college and... Oh.
LibraryThing member krobbie67
I don't recall reading anything by Fran Lebowitz before but was glad to happen upon this book. I found her sardonic wit amusing and entertaining. Although, some of the essays are a bit dated they are worth the read.
LibraryThing member pastrydeity
I was given a copy of this when I was in my early teens (in the early '90s), and a lot of the references went clear over my head, but what I did get, I really enjoyed. Yes, some of it is very dated, but the rest is very funny.
LibraryThing member NeddieB
I LOVE FRAN! Want to know what it's like to read your thoughts about society? Then read this book. Fran Lebowitz is spot on in her social commentary and you will laugh out loud at some of her antics. She is amazing and everyone should read what she has to say at least once in their lives. Oh--and she is the only person I know who actually DRIVES her car in New York.… (more)
LibraryThing member heggiep
Some pieces I laughed out loud at but many felt dated.



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