A Sunday Times Bestseller, this is a brilliant collection of acerbic, wisecracking and hilarious essays from New York icon Fran Lebowitz, star of Martin Scorsese´s hit Netflix series, Pretend It´s a City
Acerbic, wisecracking and hilarious, this is the definitive essay collection from New York legend and satirist, Fran Lebowitz, star of Martin Scorsese´s hit Netflix series, Pretend It´s a City.
´The gold standard for intelligence, efficiency and humour. Now and forever´ DAVID SEDARIS
´She´s inexhaustible - her personality, her knowledge, her brilliance, most of all her humour´ MARTIN SCORSESE
´The rare example of a legend living up to her own mythology. She really is THAT funny´ HADLEY FREEMAN
Lebowitz turns her trademark caustic wit to the vicissitudes of life - from children (´rarely in the position to lend one a truly interesting sum of money´) to landlords (´it is the solemn duty of every landlord to maintain an adequate supply of roaches´). And her attitude to work is the perfect antidote to our exhausting culture of self-betterment (´3.40pm. I consider getting out of bed. I reject the notion as being unduly vigorous. I read and smoke a bit more´).
´Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things and small people talk about wine´
´Think before you speak. Read before you think´
´All God´s children are not beautiful. Most of God´s children are, in fact, barely presentable´
´There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness and death´
´The opposite of talking isn´t listening. The opposite of talking is waiting´