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Fran Lebowitz in Conversation with Matt Holzman

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“To a base of Huck Finn, add some Lenny Bruce and Oscar Wilde and Alexis de Tocqueville, a dash of cab driver, an assortment of puns, minced jargon, and top it off with smarty-pants. Serve without whine.” ­ —The New York Times

In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators. A cultural critic, raconteur and keen observer of human nature, Lebowitz first hit the New York literary scene in the early 1970s when Andy Warhol hired her to write a column for Interview. Often described as a modern-day Dorothy Parker, she is the author of two bestselling books of essays, Metropolitan Life (1978) and Social Studies (1981), and has been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 1997. Known for her often outrageous (and outrageously funny) positions on current affairs and culture, she is a frequent guest on various talk shows, including those hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien and Bill Maher, and was the subject of the 2010 Martin Scorsese documentary Public Speaking. Lebowitz will be in conversation with KCRW’s Matt Holzman, host of The Document and a founding producer of Press Play.

Photo Credit: Brigette Lacombe