publicist - public speaker - philosophy

October 27, 1950

Morristown, New Jersey, United States


An American author and public speaker.

Lebowitz is known for her sardonic social commentary on American life as filtered through her New York City sensibilities.


Since the 1970s, writer Fran Lebowitz has been one of New York City’s most important social critics. In 2010, HBO aired ‘Public Speaking’, a Martin Scorsese-directed documentary in which Lebowitz opines with characteristic trenchancy on everything from the touristification of Times Square to the concept of fame to her dislike of digital clocks.



Four posters to capture

the insight of her opinions


"Tourism as a number-one industry is a terrible, terrible idea for any city, especially New York. I object to living in a place for people who don't live here"


"Sleep is death without the responsibility"


“I understand certain of the European countries not wanting all of these immigrants, not all of them. Italy has a culture. They want to protect their culture, I understand that. All of western culture is in western Europe. We don’t have a culture. The United States is an idea not a culture”


"I never have loved her more. Everyone has to love her now! Because she’s what stands between us and Donald Trump as the president of the United States"

Fran

Lebowitz

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