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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (496 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fran Lebowitz Narrator: Fran Lebowitz Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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” (New York Times Book Review) who is “the natural successor to Dorothy Parker” (British Vogue). In “elegant, finely honed prose” (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.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Daniel | 2/13/2014

    " Short, witty, biting and completely caustic...I love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mark Feltskog | 2/11/2014

    " Fran Lebowitz is a very funny woman. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Virginia Albanese | 2/1/2014

    " Have heard her on tv and great comedian, but the stuff just doesn't come across funny on the printed page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Blair Andrews | 1/29/2014

    " This paperback is a collection of short essays originally published as two bestsellers in the 1970s (Metropolitan Life and Social Studies). Back then, her books defined knowing, urban cool. Guess what? They still do. If you were a mite too young to appreciate Leibowitz's take on that libertine decade the first time around (like me - I was just a toddler), now is an excellent time to make her acquaintance. The pieces still hold up as good writing and deliver plenty of sharp laughs. Some of the topics she lambasts with sardonic yet laugh-out-loud humor include baggage-claim areas, high tech, after-shave lotion, adults who roller skate, children who speak French, and anyone who is unduly tan. "

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