The Fran Lebowitz Reader

Author: Fran Lebowitz
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307744930
Size: 17,68 MB
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Fran Lebowitz in Public Speaking A Martin Scorsese Picture Now an HBO® Documentary Film The Fran Lebowitz Reader brings together in one volume, with a new preface, two bestsellers, 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.

Metropolitan Life Social Studies Social Studies

Author: Fran Lebowitz
Editor:
ISBN:
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Women S Quotations For Successful Living

Author: Howard A. Levin
Editor: SelectBooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1590792726
Size: 18,11 MB
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Women’s Quotations for Successful Living is a gift of pure inspiration. Bringing together the wisdom, humor, and love of over six hundred women, this compilation will guide, uplift, and then spur you to your greatest potential. Exalt in the messages of success, answer the call to greatness, the entreaty for passionate lives. The dedication, hard work, and perseverance of these extraordinary women will drive you to accept nothing less than your best possible existence. Women’s Quotations profits from the three unique and accomplished minds responsible for compiling and editing the eleven hundred quotations found within its pages. Caroline Lalive Carmichael, a former Olympic alpine skier, knows what it is to set goals and succeed. Business manager and professional fitness trainer Sarah Coleman’s get-up-and-go attitude motivates everyone around her. Howard Alan Levin has traveled the world as a spiritual healer and entrepreneur, and he has seen gender inequality. He knows that a balanced world needs female leaders—and the mentors and role models to inspire them. Together they have embarked on a mission to help women build their own extraordinary lives. The words of these successful women—including world leaders, actors, artists, athletes, executives, explorers, adventurers, and authors—is provided with all sources cited. This allows the reader the freedom to easily examine each quote’s origin and gather the deeper meaning available within this wider context. Allow these remarkable women to accompany you on your journey to a better you.

Artists Soho

Author: Richard Kostelanetz
Editor: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823262839
Size: 20,41 MB
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During the 1960s and 1970s in New York City, young artists exploited an industrial wasteland to create spacious studios where they lived and worked, redefining the Manhattan area just south of Houston Street. Its use fueled not by city planning schemes but by word-of-mouth recommendations, the area soon grew to become a world-class center for artistic creation—indeed, the largest urban artists’ colony ever in America, let alone the world. Richard Kostelanetz’s Artists’ SoHo not only examines why the artists came and how they accomplished what they did but also delves into the lives and works of some of the most creative personalities who lived there during that period, including Nam June Paik, Robert Wilson, Meredith Monk, Richard Foreman, Hannah Wilke, George Macuinas, and Alan Suicide. Gallerists followed the artists in fashioning themselves, their homes, their buildings, and even their streets into transiently prominent exhibition and performance spaces. SoHo pioneer Richard Kostelanetz’s extensively researched intimate history is framed within a personal memoir that unearths myriad perspectives: social and cultural history, the changing rules for residency and ownership, the ethos of the community, the physical layouts of the lofts, the types of art produced, venues that opened and closed, the daily rhythm, and the gradual invasion of “new people.” Artists’ SoHo also explores how and why this fertile bohemia couldn’t last forever. As wealthier people paid higher prices, galleries left, younger artists settled elsewhere, and the neighborhood became a “SoHo Mall” of trendy stores and restaurants. Compelling and often humorous, Artists’ SoHo provides an analysis of a remarkable neighborhood that transformed the art and culture of New York City over the past five decades.

Progress

Author: Fran Lebowitz
Editor: Knopf
ISBN: 1400041961
Size: 17,42 MB
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Funny woman Lebowitz looks askance at the vanishing American ideal, and in one slim volume takes issue with the issues, derides the demise, and makes light of the heavy-handed.

Metropolitan Life And Social Studies

Author: Fran Lebowitz
Editor: Steidl / Edition7L
ISBN:
Size: 13,76 MB
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From the pen of Fran Lebowitz: "Special-interest publications should realize that if they are attracting enough advertising and readers to make a profit, the interest is not so special." "The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting." "Humility is no substitute for a good personality." "When you leave New York, you are astonished at how clean the rest of the world is. Clean is not enough." "If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words." "I do not believe in God. I believe in cashmere." From a woman who considers herself a lazy writer and who once said, "Your life story would not make a good book. Don't even try," comes this new volume, which brings back into print two of her most celebrated collections of essays. Written in the tradition of Dorothy Parker, Fran Lebowitz's hilariously acerbic Metropolitan Life and Social Studies are classics of their genre. In them Lebowitz does what she does best, caustically portraying 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.

Tales From A Broad

Author: Fran Lebowitz
Editor: Monsoon Books
ISBN: 9814358452
Size: 10,64 MB
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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's time for a miracle. Reeling from the worst week of her life, topped off by her most important client stabbing her in the back, Fran realises that she's almost forgotten what her family looks like. She wants out of the rat race and her hectic life as a literary agent - and time to be herself, a real wife and mother to her two small children. Good old Frank delivers what seems the answer to her prayers - to escape for three months to Singapore while he does some business. But what starts out as a little break and a very big culture shock for all concerned marks the hilarious beginning of the end of the old Fran - and a whole new life.

Mr Chas And Lisa Sue Meet The Pandas

Author: Fran Lebowitz
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780679879459
Size: 19,88 MB
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While exploring their New York City apartment building, seven-year-old Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue discover two pandas.