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    DescriptionFran Lebowitz in "Public Speaking" A Martin Scorsese Picture Now an HBO(R) Documentary Film 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.

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    The Fran Lebowitz Reader
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Fran Lebowitz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 333
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    ISBN 13: 9780679761808
    ISBN 10: 0679761802

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSB, WH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DN
    B&T General Subject: 460
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    Libri: I-HU
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 974.71
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036010
    DC22: 974.71
    BISAC V2.8: HUM003000
    DC22: 974.7/1
    B&T Approval Code: A26454500
    LC classification: F128.55.L4
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: F128.55 .L43 1994
    Thema V1.0: WHX, NHK, WQH
    Edition statement
    Vintage Books.
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    01 November 1997
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Fran Lebowitz still lives in New York City, as she does not believe that she would be allowed to live anywhere else.
    Review quote
    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"