Thursday, September 5 at 7PM
An Evening with Fran Lebowitz
$60, $55
Running Time: ~ 90 minutes, no intermission

Author, Journalist & Social Observer

In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators.

Her essays and interviews offer her acerbic views on current events and the media – as well as pet peeves including tourists, baggage-claim areas, after-shave lotion, adults who roller skate, children who speak French, or anyone who is unduly tan. The New York Times Book Review calls Lebowitz an “important humorist in the classic tradition.” Purveyor of urban cool, Lebowitz is a cultural satirist whom many call the heir to Dorothy Parker.

This evening will consist of an onstage interview, after which she will take audience questions. A book signing in the lobby will follow the event.

Special-interest publications should realize that if they are attracting enough advertising and readers to make a profit, the interest is not so special."

Lebowitz on special interest groups

Spilling your guts is exactly as charming as it sounds."

Lebowitz on frankness

Success didn't spoil me, I've always been insufferable."

Lebowitz on herself


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what people are saying about fran lebowitz

The gold standard for intelligence, efficiency and humor. Now and forever."

David Sedaris

Before the amusements of ...The Onion or Sex and the City, there was Fran Lebowitz: the single inheritor to the smart-not- smarmy, sarcastic, cosmopolitan crown left by Dorothy Parker."

Philadelphia City Paper

Fran Lebowitz’s trademark is the sneer; she disapproves of virtually everything except sleep, cigarette smoking, and good furniture. Her essays and topical interviews on subjects ranging from the difficulty of finding an acceptable apartment to the art of freeloading at weekend houses have come to be regarded as classics of literary humor and social observation."

The Paris Review 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."

New York Times

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Thursday, September 5 at 7PM
An Evening with Fran Lebowitz
$60, $55
Running Time: ~ 90 minutes, no intermission
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