dorothy parker

dorothy parker

Fran Lebowitz @ The Poetry Project Pt. 2

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Fran Lebowitz will hold a question and answer with the audience of The Poetry Project after a brief conversation with Ariel Goldberg. Purveyor of urban cool, witty chronicler of the “me decade” and the cultural satirist whom many call the heir to Dorothy Parker, Fran Lebowitz remains one of the foremost advocates of the Extreme Statement. She offers insights on timely issues such as gender, race, gay rights, and the media as well as her own pet peeves – including celebrity culture, tourists and strollers. Lebowitz’s first two classic books of essays, Metropolitan Life (1978) and Social Studies (1981), have been collected in the Fran Lebowitz Reader (1994). She recently broke a ten-year writer’s block and is back at work on her novel, Exterior Signs of Wealth. A documentary film about Fran Lebowitz, Public Speaking, directed by Martin Scorsese, premiered on HBO in November 2010.