Fran Lebowitz Scored Free Drinks by Freaking Out on a Flight to Australia
Author Fran Lebowitz first came to fame in the early 1970s when Andy Warhol hired her to write a column for Interview magazine. She soon began contributing regularly to Interview and Mademoiselle magazine as well. In 1978, Lebowitz published Metropolitan Life, a book of essays, followed by Social Studies three years later. Both books became New York Times best-sellers and were reissued as a single volume called The Fran Lebowitz Reader in 1994. In 2010, Martin Scorsese profiled Lebowitz in the documentary Public Speaking.