Lazy Sunday: Fran Lebowitz

January 17, 2021

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  • This is on my “to watch” list. On a very recent “Fresh Air with Terry Gross,” Terry interviewed Fran & it was a terrific show. I shouldn’t figure you all know that: Terry hosts a phenomenal NPR program that originates at my fave local station, WHYY, & you can podcast her show. Their conversation made me want to watch the Netflix special & your review is extra icing on the cake. Thank you.

    • same here! I listened to the interview yesterday on NPR. Her comments about writing for Andy Warhol’s magazine are priceless.

      • Awesome! It’s a DG Strong + more rec. February can be Fran Lebowitz month. It’s February now, right? I’m so ready for January to be over already.

  • Her Charlie Mingus story!

    • The subway odor story!
      Having commuted in Manhattan in the summer before the subways were air conditioned, I lost it!

    • Just finished watching all the episodes. Enjoyed it very much.

  • I quit Netflix in disgust several years ago. Fran Lebowitz will get me back, at least until I’ve seen all the episodes.

  • First the Barry Gibb Greenfields album and now Liebowitz. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Even though Barry Gibb brings up all sorts of complicated memories and feelings (they were huge when I was in high school), I am enjoying every single song. Allison Kraus left me shattered but she tends to have that effect on me anyway and Dolly makes every day better. I am looking forward to Liebowitz.

  • Loved this, and will definitely watch. Please resume The Psychopedia. I want to read more of you!

  • I am rationing it. Really great. I must say Mr Strong, I am so enjoying your contributions. Keep them coming.

  • We “stumbled” into this while looking for a new good watch. We were wrong, we stumbled into a great watch and listen.

  • I miss the City. My Metrocards have both expired. VKL NY did a (not very well edited) YouTube video of some LYS (not explaining why some were closed – did those stores a big disservice).
    But I saw City streets, buses and the subway … who ever thought they’d miss the subway?

    My uncle used to tell us that if you knew someone w a car and had a nickel you would drive through the wonder of the Holland Tunnel. I used to love the return trip home at night as the bus made its way up the helix from the Lincoln Tunnel and see the City in its lighted glory. I later moved up to the Inferno of Penn – and sadly won’t get to use the glory of the new Moynihan Station.

    Memories of the ‘before time.’

  • This is from the NYT article about it. I know many NYers agree.
    “After the big protests in SoHo, I saw a reporter interviewing a woman who was a manager of one of the fancy stores there. The reporter said to her, “What are you going to do?” And she said, “There’s nothing we can do until the tourists come back.” I yelled at the TV and I said, “Really? You can’t think what to do with SoHo without tourists? I can! Let me give you some ideas.” Because I remember it without tourists. How about, artists could live there? How about, let’s not have rent that’s $190,000 a month? How about that? Let’s try that.”

  • I have always loved Lebowitz and had decided I’d watch today after I got the soup pot simmering. It is, and now I will

  • Thanks so much for the suggestion. Watched all the episodes today. Couldn’t stop watching!

  • A must see! I first enountered Fran Lebowitz back in the 1970s when I read “The Lebowitz Report” in Mademoiselle magazine. Back when I was a sweet young thang. Well, I was never sweet, but I was young.