Frances Ann Lebowitz





Frances Ann Lebowitz

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in Morristown, New Jersey, The United States
October 27, 1950

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Frances Ann "Fran" Lebowitz is an American author.

Born in Morristown, New Jersey, Lebowitz is best known for her sardonic social commentary on American life through her New York sensibilities. Some reviewers have called her a modern day Dorothy Parker.

After being expelled from high school and receiving a GED, Lebowitz worked many odd jobs before being hired by Andy Warhol as a columnist for Interview. This was followed by a stint at Mademoiselle. Her first book was a collection of essays titled Metropolitan Life, released in 1978, followed by Social Studies in 1981, both of which are collected (with a new introductory essay) in The Fran Lebowitz Reader.

For more than twenty years she has been famous in part for not writing Exterior Signs of...more


Average rating: 3.70 · 3,100 ratings · 349 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
The Fran Lebowitz Reader
3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 721 ratings — published 1994 — 5 editions
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Metropolitan Life
3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 476 ratings — published 1978 — 11 editions
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Social Studies
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 307 ratings — published 1981 — 2 editions
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Tales From A Broad: An Unre...
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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Mr. Chas & Lisa Sue Meet th...
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1994 — 3 editions
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Progress
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Mirth of a Nation: The Best...
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“Think before you speak. Read before you think.”
Frances Ann Lebowitz, The Fran Lebowitz Reader

“In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra. ”
Frances Ann Lebowitz

“There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness and death.”
Frances Ann Lebowitz

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