An Evening with Fran Lebowitz
In Conversation with Wally Lamb
Garde Arts Center, Saturday, November 10th at 8:00pm
An Evening with Fran Lebowitz in conversation with host Wally Lamb
Author, journalist, actress, and raconteur Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators. Her essays and interviews offer her acerbic views on current events and the media – as well as pet peeves including tourists, baggage-claim areas, after-shave lotion, adults who roller-skate, children who speak French, or anyone who is unduly tan.
Purveyor of urban cool, Lebowitz is a cultural satirist whose writing — pointed, taut and economical — is equally forthright, irascible, and unapologetically opinionated on stage. Named one of the year's most stylish women by Vanity Fair, Lebowitz remains a style icon.
Her first book, a collection of essays titled Metropolitan Life, was a bestseller, as was a second collection, Social Studies. Lebowitz is also the author of the children’s book, Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue Meet the Pandas.
Lebowitz had a recurring role as Judge Janice Goldberg on the television drama Law & Order, and a part in the Martin Scorsese’s film, "The Wolf of Wall Street." She has long been a regular on various talk shows including those hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Conan O'Brien, and Bill Maher.
A Connecticut native, Wally Lamb is the author of six New York Times best-selling novels, including She's Come Undone, and I Know This Much To Be True (which is currently in development for an 8 episode HBO miniseries. His lastest novel, I'll Take You There, was largely set in the Garde Theater. Wally has been a volunteer educator for the CT Department of Corrections for 19 years, and has edited three anthologies of women prisoners' writings. The latest, You Don't Know Me, will be released in Spring 2019.