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  • The Fran Lebowitz Reader

  • By: Fran Lebowitz
  • Narrated by: Fran Lebowitz
  • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
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The Fran Lebowitz Reader brings together in one volume, with a new preface, two best sellers, 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful in her own voice.

  • By Sue C on 11-07-12

Absolutely Hysterical

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Reviewed: 09-20-16

Would you consider the audio edition of The Fran Lebowitz Reader to be better than the print version?

They're equal.

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One of the most diverting and unbelievably witty collections of her best. Will be listening to it for a third time soon. Fran Lebowitz has a keen, satirical look on society that is universal. I sum it up with this. “Do not allow children to mix drinks. It is unseemly and they use too much vermouth.”