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Tales from a Broad: An Unreliable Memoir

3.36 of 5 stars 3.36  ·  rating details  ·  47 ratings  ·  7 reviews
When a frazzled New Yorker who is mad, bad and dangerous to know lands in Asia, life is never quite the same again - for anyone Fran Lebowitz cheerfully admits that she is intergalactically self-absorbed, a little crazy and really, really hard to please - just ask her eternally patient and bemused husband, Frank. But when her life in the fast land falls apart - again - it' ...more
ebook, 346 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Monsoon Books (first published 2004)
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Koen Kop
Moderately well-written. Funny here and there. Amazing: you get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to spend an extensive period of time in the most successful country of the past half century, yet you manage to learn nothing about it - this is a writer with a very superficial mind, only interested in food, sex and the latter's produce (the kids). Found this book on the table with new acquisitions in a Berlin library about a year ago - liked the title and the illustration -read it through, completely - ...more
Melina O.
It took me a whole year to read this and I wanted to finish it because I just couldn't let this go unread not because it was good but because I promised myself that I would finish it even if I struggled through it.

I heard of Fran Lebowitz through a documentary made about her by, I think, Scorcese. She seemed so smart, so New York, so interesting that I always wanted to read something by her and I picked this.

I wasn't a fan of the book. The titular character, Fran (who I think is her, which i gue
Lindsay green
Fran Lebowitz, a famous (or so she claims) literary agent in New York, whines to her husband (a music copyright lawyer) about being burnt out. So the dutiful husband takes her and their 2 kids along to Singapore, when he gets sent there by his boss for a long business trip
Jenny Tornado
I love this book. I own it and reread it whenever I need a good laugh. Her wit and description make the book personal and I can imagine a night out on the town with her crew.
Cadmium Candy
not exactly a work of literary genius, but quite pleasant light reading.
Aug 27, 2008 Abby marked it as started-notfinished  ·  review of another edition
This wasn't what I was looking for. May revisit at another time.
Funny in a snarky way. Largely unlivable main character.
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Frances Ann "Fran" Lebowitz is an American author and public speaker. Lebowitz is known for her sardonic social commentary on American life as filtered through her New York City sensibilities. Some reviewers have called her a modern-day Dorothy Parker.
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