University of California, Santa Barbara Arts and Lectures
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Fran Lebowitz

(2012/2013 Lectures)

Fri, Oct 12
8:00 PM

Santa Barbara Debut
Author, Journalist and Social Commentator


“Before the amusements of Sedaris, Vowell, The Onion or Sex and the City, there was Fran Lebowitz: the single inheritor to the smart-not-smarmy, sarcastic, cosmopolitan crown left by Dorothy Parker.” Philadelphia City Paper

“Her appeal comes from her ability to lampoon any trend of the day in the most politically incorrect manner possible.” The New York Times


A special evening with a true American original. Purveyor of urban cool and witty chronicler of the “me decade,” cultural satirist Fran Lebowitz remains one of today’s foremost advocates of the extreme statement. She offers insights on timely issues such as gender, race, gay rights and the media, as well as her own pet peeves – including celebrity culture, tourists and baby strollers. Both in print and in person, Lebowitz is pointed, taut, economical and unapologetically opinionated. A former columnist for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, Lebowitz has written two New York Times best-selling books of essays and a children’s book.

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