It’s a return to the old format, only instead of fiction I’m reading a witty social commentary by the inimitable humorist/social critic Fran Lebowitz. Lebowitz, author of Metropolitan Life and Social Studies, has been writing about what makes people and life annoying since the early seventies. My favorite Lebowitz quote: “The opposite of talking isn’t listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.” Her essay, “Writing: A Life Sentence,” is a textbook example of Lebowitz’s sardonic style. Professional and aspiring writers will see themselves and their career arcs in this essay. Join me as I read Lebowitz's deftly hilarious, biting assessment of the writer's life from cradle to grave. Any questions, insights? PLEASE direct them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. For real. I would love to hear from you.
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