The essays Fran Lebowitz wrote for Interview and Mademoiselle in the 1970s were jaded, sharp-edged, and hilarious. Lebowitz’s voice is inimitable, and that’s why it’s always been such a shame that Lebowitz never recorded herself reading those essays. Until now. This month, Random House Audio finally releases The Fran Lebowitz Reader on audio, read by Lebowitz herself. We’re pleased to present, in full, Lebowitz’s classic essay “Writing: A Life Sentence,” as read by the woman herself.
You can also download the essay as an MP3.
TODAY IN SLATE
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.