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Metropolitan Life

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Had she taken her own advice, perhaps we wouldn't have this collection of superficial notions and jokes that are so much more masturbatory and self-satisfying than they are thoughtful or noteworthy. The Wonder Bread, softly unobtrusive, the perfect foil for both the richly poignant Superchunky Skippy and clear, fragrant Welch's grape. It includes "Success without College," "Why I Love Sleep," "A Few Words on a Few Words," "Plants: The Root of All Evil," "Digital Clocks and Calculators: Spoilers of Youth," and The Primary Cause of Heterosexuality Among Males in Urban Areas: Yet another Crackpot Theory. I'm doing it more for the lovability of Frannie Lebowitz, than necessarily her laugh-out-loud funniness. Lebowitz clearly has a witty, frequently snarky voice but I found most of it only mildly entertaining or interesting to read.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company: The welfare work of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for its employees : report for 1915. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company: An epoch in life insurance; twenty-five years of administration of the Metropolitan life insurance company. We take pride in offering a wide selection of used books, from classics to hidden gems, ensuring there’s something for every literary palate.I read somewhere that the author was a cab driver when she was young, so it wasn't all Perrier and high-thread-count sheets for her. This is a collection of Lebowitz essays that originally were published in Warhol's magazine, Interview and in Mademoiselle and all were written in the 1970's. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company: The mortality from external causes; a study of suicide, homicide, and accidental deaths among the industrial policyholders of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company 1911-1930.

Compilation of texts written for several columns, this is a book full of humorous chronicles, where sarcasm and irony are used to perfection. I recently saw a documentary about her, and they mentioned two books she had written back in the late 70s. Het sterkst vond ik haar in de puntige epigram achtige uitspraken die een beetje aan Wilde doen denken.Based on the Mini-Series, I would say I kind of knew what I’m signing up for, which was not far off from what I read in this book, not at all. This site has an archive of more than one thousand seven hundred interviews, or eight thousand book recommendations. Here’s a line from one of the stories: “A small band of exiled Cubists took over the Great Rotunda in the Capitol Building in Washington DC, and threatened to set it on fire unless the entire city was broken down into its basic geometric forms. She's one of America's most insightful social commentators, a sought-after public speaker, a style icon, wit and flaneur.

For a long time after this book, there was excited, hopeful chatter about The Novel Fran Lebowitz was writing.I read this book when I was about 12 years old and immediately decided that when I grew up I wanted to be Fran Lebowitz. Many of these pieces remind me of extended runs of Pratchettarian societal observation (NYC subbing for Ankh-Morpork), except these never connect back to the plot, and Granny Weatherwax never shows up. The entire collection reads like a bunch of half-assed blogs by a smart-assed kid, which is made all the worse by the casual racism, homophobia, and thoughtlessness of her era. We all thought she was the height of eccentric sophistication and witty urbane intelligence back then in 1980. On a separate note, Fran Lebowitz could have been an excellent and a very memorable guest star on either Seinfeld or Curb Your Enthusiasm!

Although very dated in her references and in the events she describes, her wit and wordplay are spot-on.Her observations are based on her social circle, at least those that are presented in the short essays I’ve read in this book, and the problem is that her social circle is based on three concepts that I don’t have any real reference to: New York, the art world, and the literary world. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company: The welfare work of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for its industrial policy-holders and employees. And one might think that maybe the comments would not be very important nowadays, the situations and examples that Fran provides are still a living thing today. While there are a number of fine one liners, one would be better served to patiently await a future edition of Bartlett's than wading through Metropolitan Life.

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