Bullseye: A Conversation with Fran Lebowitz

Fran Lebowitz is one of my favorite writers, and she also wears bespoke suits from Anderson & Sheppard. She’s also one of the funniest people in the world. In this interview for my show Bullseye, I talk with her about getting the boot from two different high schools, submitting a poetry manuscript while barefoot, and owning a Checker Cab in “a pearl gray so subtle that straight men think it’s white.”

Enjoy it, and if you like it, subscribe to Bullseye for free in iTunes, or ask for it from your local public radio station.

(Source: jessethorn / Bullseye with Jesse Thorn)

I recently watched the fascinating and hilarious documentary Public Speaking, about Fran Lebowitz. It made me want to pull out Lebowitz’s two books, Social Studies & Metropolitan Life, which are among the funniest I’ve ever read. (My favorite Amazon review, by the way, begins: “This book is a feeble attempt to promote a philosophy that is  contradictory to conventional judaeo-Christian values and tenets upon  which this country was founded.”)
Lebowitz has a signature look: menswear. She’s typically found in boots, jeans, and a men’s tailored jacket. What I didn’t know until today, though, was that her tailored jackets look so good on her for a reason: she’s a customer of Anderson & Sheppard, the Savile Row tailoring house known for their comfortable, elegant drape aesethetic. Perfect for a classic gentleman, or, it seems, for a lady.

I recently watched the fascinating and hilarious documentary Public Speaking, about Fran Lebowitz. It made me want to pull out Lebowitz’s two books, Social Studies & Metropolitan Life, which are among the funniest I’ve ever read. (My favorite Amazon review, by the way, begins: “This book is a feeble attempt to promote a philosophy that is contradictory to conventional judaeo-Christian values and tenets upon which this country was founded.”)

Lebowitz has a signature look: menswear. She’s typically found in boots, jeans, and a men’s tailored jacket. What I didn’t know until today, though, was that her tailored jackets look so good on her for a reason: she’s a customer of Anderson & Sheppard, the Savile Row tailoring house known for their comfortable, elegant drape aesethetic. Perfect for a classic gentleman, or, it seems, for a lady.