In my ongoing quest for research material to support my novel project, I happened upon the first of Fran Lebowitz’s two slim volumes of essay, Metropolitan Life. (It might even be a first edition – it’s hard cover, with a yellow and orange dust jacket, originally priced at $8.50.)
Coincidentally, I had coffee today with a guy from Charleston and the conversation turned to Andy Warhol and he brought up Fran Lebowitz. He’d seen the Scorsese documentary Public Speaking, which I no doubt would have seen by now if we hadn’t canceled our HBO subscription (years ago…possibly dating to our simultaneous return to school…).
Here’s my favorite epigram so far: “Always a godmother, never a god.”