A rare Berkeley appearance by a true American original and "the single inheritor to the smart-not-smarmy, sarcastic, cosmopolitan crown left by Dorothy Parker" (Philadelphia City Paper). Purveyor of urban cool and the witty chronicler of the "me decade," cultural satirist Fran Lebowitz remains one of today's foremost advocates of the Extreme Statement. She offers insights on such timely issues as gender, race, gay rights, and the media, as well as on her own pet peeves—including celebrity culture, tourists, and baby strollers. Both in print and in person, Lebowitz is pointed, taut and economical, forthright, irascible, and always unapologetically opinionated.
Program notes are available online. [PDF]