The Fran Lebowitz Reader has ratings and reviews. Downward said: Let’s get this out of the way: Fran Lebowitz is incredibly talented. A razor s. Buy The Fran Lebowitz Reader by Fran Lebowitz (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Fran Lebowitz in Public Speaking A Martin Scorsese Picture Now an HBO® Documentary Film The Fran Lebowitz Reader brings together in one volume, with .
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Jul 05, Dan Lalande rated it liked it. It’s not like it’s amusing and educational.
A razor sharp and reckless wit, cutting up culture in the manner of Oscar Wilde or Dorothy Parker. We are experiencing technical rrader. NYers have a terrible attention span, so these short humor essays are the best way to get through an afternoon. May 17, Meagan rated it it was ok. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. However – it must be said – the collection suffers a bit in this format simply because her leboiwtz is so well-defined as to become predictable and the humor subsequently loses its edge.
Sharp, observant and irreverent.
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Read before you think. This paperback is a collection of short essays originally published as two bestsellers in the s Metropolitan Life and Social Studies. Her opinions are well represented by, “All God’s children are not beautiful. The Year of Magical Thinking.
To ask other readers questions about The Fran Lebowitz Readerplease sign up. As a collection, the schtick becomes tedious, though one can see how these pieces, brief and good for a quick laugh would fit into a magazine. Do not even try. Am I the only one bothered by the fact that a few of the jokes are vaguely racist? These they call fraan, a quality which while most assuredly welcome in comedies, cotton shirts, and hearts, is not an appropriate touch to dinner. Wish she hadn’t hit that writer’s block.
Feb 15, Kira rated it it was amazing.
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Lebowitz is also pretty darned funny, and like Seinfeld, has fun with her own selfishness. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Nov 08, Pages Buy. Mar 11, Kisha rated it it was amazing Shelves: Every writer of all kinds should read it. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
I thoroughly enjoined this book. Your life story would not make a good book. I snuck in under the wire.
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Her words rhythmically tbe of the page–so you’ve GOT to read it out loud. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any thw our reviewer’s personal information. If you love to laugh and love NYC, then this is the best book! Dec 02, Raymon Gottfredson lsbowitz it really liked it Recommends it for: I am hoping the promise of said book three decades later is some kind of wry, Andy Kaufmen-esque prank.
Besides a few cultural references I lost easily fixed by Google searchmany of her observations matched so perfectly to my cynic’s view. Buy the Audiobook Download: In “elegant, finely honed prose” The Washington Post Book WorldLebowitz limns the vicissitudes of contemporary urban life—its fads, trends, crazes, morals, and fashions.
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Apr 19, Benjamin Kahn rated it did not like it. The review must be at least 50 characters long. 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.
Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. It would have been interesting to hear her thoughts on NYC, the economy, and society in general Fran’s essays follow a very distinct style – short, sharp, smart, and very, very dry.
She is a cross between Dorothy Parker, Oscar Wilde, and that friend of yours who never shuts the fuck up. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. By turns ironic, facetious, deadpan, sarcastic, wry, wisecracking, and waggish, she is always wickedly entertaining. Some of the to This paperback is a collection of short essays originally ftan as two bestsellers in the s Metropolitan Life and Social Redaer.
In “elegant, finely honed prose” The Washington Post Book WorldLebowitz limns the vicissitudes of contemporary urban life—its fads, trends, crazes, morals, and fashions. Her thought process reflects a large number of modern metropolitan society, but there is no depth to many of her thoughts.