I think I’ve found my idol and a definite new addition to the ‘if you could have anyone at a dinner party, who would it be?” question.
I don’t know how I made it twenty-nine years without knowing who this woman was and feel my life is instantly better knowing she exists.
Ladies and gentlemen, for those who don’t know her, please let me introduce Fran Lebowitz.
Lebowitz is a breath of fresh air from the vapid and curated society I feel we live in. Although born and raised in New Jersey in 1950 (and only two days before my birthday!), in 1969 she moved to the Big Apple and became the quintessential New Yorker.
Author, public speaker, social commentator and occasional actor (she plays the Wolf of Wall Street judge!), Lebowitz is unapologetically honest and opinionated. She doesn’t shy away from sharing her thoughts and feelings about the world around her.
She’s smart, unique and in a time where everyone is more focused on building their Instagram profile views, she doesn’t even own a mobile phone.
I came across her on Netflix in a new documentary series directed by Martin Scorsese, titled ‘Pretend it’s a city’ and I spent the whole time laughing, smiling and nodding.
I think what I like most about her is she doesn’t conform to the norm and she focuses on not what she’s wearing but what she’s reading. She’s also not afraid to disagree with people, a dying art in the twenty-first century.
We don’t agree on the same thing? That’s fine, it’s called being a human being!
I tried to order her books online and am having GREAT difficulty thanks to Covid and postage delays but will need to get my hands on them very soon.
Until then, I plan on listening to her audiobook on Amazon and continue to YouTube her as I just want to be friends with her.
Check out the new show on Netflix and let me know if you want to be friends with her, too- perhaps I could host you both for dinner sometime 😉
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