Fran Lebowitz first hit the New York literary scene in the early
70's when Andy Warhol hired her to write a column for Interview.
Almost immediately, she became a mainstay in the magazine world.
As a regular contributor to both Interview and Mademoiselle, she
soon became a name associated with irreverent humor and urban wit.
In 1978, she published a book of essays entitled METROPOLITAN LIFE.
The New York Times wrote "Hilarious...an unlikely and perhaps
alarming combination of Mary Hartman and Mary McCarthy."
She followed this with a second book, in 1981, of equally sardonic
essays - SOCIAL STUDIES. Both books were New York Times best-sellers.