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More Fran:

• “Being offended is a natural consequence of leaving the house.”

• “Let us admit that where there is less religion there is more progress.”

• “I write so slowly, I could write with my own blood and not hurt myself.” 

• “There is one thing that has disappeared, not just from the U.S. but from the entire world, is the idea of ever being embarrassed by anything.” 

• “Sleep is death without the responsibility.” 

• “Nature is by and large to be found out of doors, a location where, it cannot be argued, there are never enough comfortable chairs.”

• Watch Lebowiz in this clip from Public Speaking, Martin Scorcese's 2010 HBO documentary about her.

• “Fran Lebowitz (b. 10.27.50) is 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. Some reviewers have called her a modern-day Dorothy Parker.”

• “After 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. This was followed by a stint at Mademoiselle. Her first book was a collection of essays titled Metropolitan Life, released in 1978, followed by Social Studies in 1981, both of which are collected in The Fran Lebowitz Reader.” (wikipedia)

• She admits to having an extreme case of writer's block, which she calls "writer's blockade."