The Fran Lebowitz Reader

by Fran Lebowitz

£10.99

Humour; Biography; Criticism

Paperback

9780349015903

Published by Little, Brown Book Group

Published March 2023

Books > Biography > Criticism > Humour

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’

Erotic Vagrancy by Roger Lewis | 9780857381729

Erotic Vagrancy

Roger Lewis

£30.00

Lawrence of Arabia by Ranulph Fiennes | 9780241450611

Lawrence of Arabia

Ranulph Fiennes

£25.00

Hockney by Simon Elliott | 9780711288423

Hockney

Simon Elliott

£16.99

Shakespeare by Dame Judi Dench | 9780241632178

Shakespeare

Dame Judi Dench

£25.00

The Mirror and the Road by William Boyd | 9780241987339

The Mirror and the Road

William Boyd

£10.99

The Making of the Modern Middle East by Jeremy Bowen | 9781509890934

The Making of the Modern Middle East

Jeremy Bowen

£10.99