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Fran Lebowitz

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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Fran Lebowitz - Life and Career
... Lebowitz was born and raised in Morristown, New Jersey, in an "observant" Jewish family ... 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 ... by Social Studies in 1981, both of which are collected (with a new introductory essay) in The Fran Lebowitz Reader ...

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    The conversational overachiever is someone whose grasp exceeds his reach. This is possible but not attractive.
    Fran Lebowitz (b. 1950)

    Smoking ... is downright dangerous. Most people who smoke will eventually contract a fatal disease and die. But they don’t brag about it, do they? Most people who ski, play professional football or drive race cars, will not die—at least not in the act—and yet they are the ones with the glamorous images, the expensive equipment and the mythic proportions. Why this should be I cannot say, unless it is simply that the average American does not know a daredevil when he sees one.
    —Fran Lebowitz (b. 1950)