The Fran Lebowitz Reader

3.82 avg rating
( 1,336 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780679761808: The Fran Lebowitz Reader

Fran Lebowitz in
Public Speaking
A Martin Scorsese Picture
Now an HBO® 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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

They say that age brings wisdom--or resignedness, at least--but every time you see Fran Leibowitz, she's just as hangdog as ever. Hey, Fran, how about writing a few more humor columns? That'll cheer you up! Or maybe not, but until she writes more columns, we'll have to make do with The Fran Leibowitz Reader. This paperback collects her two bestsellers of the 1970s into one volume, 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 ("Notes on Trick," anyone?), now is an excellent time to make her acquaintance. The pieces still hold up as good writing and deliver plenty of sharp laughs. Would that we had her jaundiced take on the '90s, which could use some Leibowitz-style deflating. Come back, Fran! Come back!

About the Author:

Fran Lebowitz still lives in New York City, as she does not believe that she would be allowed to live anywhere else.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Fran Lebowitz
Published by Vintage (1994)
ISBN 10: 0679761802 ISBN 13: 9780679761808
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
pickabook
(San francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000170897

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 6.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Lebowitz, Fran
ISBN 10: 0679761802 ISBN 13: 9780679761808
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1994. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VR-9780679761808

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Lebowitz, Fran
ISBN 10: 0679761802 ISBN 13: 9780679761808
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1994. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780679761808

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

LEBOWITZ, FRAN
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0679761802 ISBN 13: 9780679761808
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0679761802

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Fran Lebowitz
Published by Vintage (1994)
ISBN 10: 0679761802 ISBN 13: 9780679761808
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Elanabbooks
(Scarsdale, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. we ship immediately, ecxellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 3C-OVKD-ZC78

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Fran Lebowitz
Published by Vintage (1994)
ISBN 10: 0679761802 ISBN 13: 9780679761808
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0679761802

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Fran Lebowitz
Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (1997)
ISBN 10: 0679761802 ISBN 13: 9780679761808
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House USA Inc, United States, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Vintage Books.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Fran 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780679761808

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Lebowitz, Fran
Published by Vintage 11/8/1994 (1994)
ISBN 10: 0679761802 ISBN 13: 9780679761808
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage 11/8/1994, 1994. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. The Fran Lebowitz Reader. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780679761808

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Fran Lebowitz
Published by Vintage (1994)
ISBN 10: 0679761802 ISBN 13: 9780679761808
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # 0679761802

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Fran Lebowitz
Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (1997)
ISBN 10: 0679761802 ISBN 13: 9780679761808
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House USA Inc, United States, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Vintage Books.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Fran 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780679761808

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book