The inestimable Fran Lebowitz is one of the 20th century’s greatest wits, fitting easily alongside names such as H.L. Mencken, Dorothy Parker, and Woody Allen. One of our favorite (seemingly) off-the-cuff remarks of hers goes, “From the number of children in evidence, it appears that people have them at the drop of a hat — for surely were they to give this matter its due attention, they would act with greater decorum.” But there is a good reason why many people younger than 40 don’t know her name: She’s published hardly a word for more than two decades. Inconceivable? Perhaps, but her beginning was equally unlikely. Lebowitz was expelled from high school, yet before long she was hired to write a column for... More >>>