The Washington Post called Lebowitz "the funniest woman in America." Her first children's book Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue Meet the Pandas was published in 1994. In 1978, Lebowitz wrote the critically acclaimed book Metropolitan Life a collection of witty essays about life. (REBROADCAST FROM 1/3/95)
The Washington Post has called Lebowitz "the funniest woman in America." She's come out with her first children's book, "Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue Meet the Pandas." In 1978 she wrote the critically acclaimed essay collection "Metropolitan Life." Lebowitz joins Fresh Air to talk about how her relationship with writing has changed now that she's middle-aged.
Humorist Fran Lebowitz talks about her career as a writer and how her choice of profession has affected her personal life. The interview is briefly interrupted by a press conference by President Reagan about the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.