Working as the warm-up act for the Fran Lebowitz/Frank Rich “State of the Union” conversation happening November 14 at Bass Concert Hall, contributors of the online monthly multimedia mosh, Drash Pit, intend to make you laugh, groan and jones to experience the brilliant, wise cracking, take-no-prisoners Lebowitz in person.
Aren’t familiar with F. L.’s ouevre? Well, deflect the withering eye piercing sent your way and catch up. This wonderfully acerbic cultural satirist, the woman who once said, “There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior,” is a must know for lovers of the smart, and snarky barb.
Heralded often as the literary successor to Dorothy Parker, Neena Husid, Drash Pit publisher and organizer of the Bookwoman event, sees Lebowitz more like “a Woody Allen who smokes, socializes and wears better sports coats.” And though the sly, social commentator’s writer block is as famous as her sneer - her first book, Metropolitan Life, saw daylight in 1978, her "latest" effort, Social Studies, was published in 1981- Drash Pit’s band of puckish readers have unearthed a plethora of Lebowitz’s biting bon mots for your listening pleasure. Works said to “limn the vicissitudes of contemporary urban life—its fads, trends, crazes, morals, and fashions in elegant, finely honed prose”
For Lebowitz attracting adjectives is easier than hailing a cab in the NYC she both adores and maligns. On the page and in person, Fran Lebowitz has been called ironic, facetious, fearsome, deadpan, sarcastic, wry and always wickedly entertaining.
Join Drash Pit and Bookwoman on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00 PM when they ‘Lay On The Lebowitz’ by honoring the sometimes author and hilarious grump with equal outrageousness. You’re invited to dress like Lebowitz, toke on candy cigarettes, perfect a trademark sneer, catch clips from Public Speaking, the Martin Scorsese documentary she inspired, enjoy a raucous reading and put your name in the hat to win a pair of free tickets for the Fran Lebowitz/Frank Rich event.
Laying on the Lebowitz is cosponsored by Bookwoman, Drash Pit, Texas Performing Arts and the Jewish Community Center of Austin. For more information about Texas Performing Arts “State of the Union” event go to texasperformingarts.org <http://texasperformingarts.org/> .
Location: Street: 5501 N Lamar Blvd Additional: #A-105 City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78751-1029 Country: United States (tilføjet fra IndieBound)