Fran Lebowitz


Fran Lebowitz

Infobox Writer



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name = Frances Ann "Fran" Lebowitz
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birthdate = October 27, 1950
birthplace = Morristown, New Jersey
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Frances Ann "Fran" Lebowitz (born October 27, 1950) is an American author.

Born and raised in Morristown, New Jersey [Morris, Bob. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C02E1DD1730F933A2575BC0A962958260 " AT LUNCH WITH: Fran Lebowitz; Words Are Easy, Books Are Not"] , "The New York Times", August 10, 1994. Accessed June 1, 2008. "Ms. Lebowitz grew up in Morristown, N.J., where her parents owned a furniture store."] , Lebowitz is best known for her sardonic social commentary on American life through her New York sensibilities. Some reviewers have called her a modern day Dorothy Parker.

After being expelled from high school and receiving a GED, Lebowitz worked many odd jobs before being hired by Andy Warhol as a columnist for "Interview". This was followed by a stint at "Mademoiselle". Her first book was a collection of essays titled "Metropolitan Life", released in 1978, followed by "Social Studies" in 1981, both of which are collected (with a new introductory essay) in "The Fran Lebowitz Reader".

For more than twenty years she has been famous in part for "not" writing "Exterior Signs of Wealth", a long-overdue novel purportedly about rich people who want to be artists, and artists who want to be rich. She also made several appearances on Late Night With David Letterman during the early part of its run. Recently she has made recurring appearances as Judge Janice Goldberg on the television drama "Law & Order".

In September 2007, Fran Lebowitz was named one of the year's most stylish women in Vanity Fair's 68th Annual International Best-Dressed List. [ [http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2007/09/bestdressed200709 The 68th Annual International Best-Dressed List: Entertainment & Culture: vanityfair.com ] ] and is known to sport bespoke suits by the Savile Row tailor, Anderson & Sheppard.

References

Books

*"Metropolitan Life" ISBN 0-449-20089-2
*"Social Studies" ISBN 0-671-45047-6
*"The Fran Lebowitz Reader" ISBN 0-679-76180-2
*"Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue Meet the Pandas" ISBN 0-679-86052-5

External links

* [http://www.wma.com/fran_lebowitz/summary/ profile at the William Morris Agency]
* [http://www.indexmagazine.com/interviews/fran_lebowitz.shtml "Index" magazine interview]
* [http://www.ruminator.com/?p=82 "Ruminator" 2005 interview]
* [http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1285/is_n10_v24/ai_16166675 Interview magazine]
* [http://www.bizbag.com/Tips%20for%20Teens/Tips%20for%20Teens.htm Tips for Teens]
* [http://unjobs.org/authors/fran-lebowitz Documents and sources]
* [http://www.mrbellersneighborhood.com/story.php?storyid=670 Interview with Fran Lebowitz]
* [http://www.theparisreview.org/viewinterview.php/prmMID/1931 Paris Review interview]


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