Frances Ann "Fran" Lebowitz (born October 27, 1950) is an American author. Lebowitz is known for her sardonic social commentary on American life as filtered through her New York sensibilities. Some reviewers have called her a modern-day Dorothy Parker.
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... Lebowitz was born and raised in Morristown, New Jersey, in an "observant" Jewish family ... 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 ... both of which are collected (with a new introductory essay) in The Fran Lebowitz Reader ...
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“Calling a taxi in Texas is like calling a rabbi in Iraq.”
—Fran Lebowitz (b. 1950)
“Your responsibility as a parent is not as great as you might imagine. You need not supply the world with the next conqueror of disease or a major movie star. If your child simply grows up to be someone who does not use the word collectible as a noun, you can consider yourself an unqualified success.”
—Fran Lebowitz (20th century)