When a frazzled New Yorker who is mad, bad and dangerous to know lands in Asia, life is never quite the same again - for anyone … Fran Lebowitz cheerfully admits that she is intergalactically self-absorbed, a little crazy and really, really hard to please - just ask her eternally patient and bemused husband, Frank. But when her life in the fast land falls apart - again - it's time for a miracle. Reeling from the worst week of her life, topped off by her most important client stabbing her in the back, Fran realises that she's almost forgotten what her family looks like. She wants out of the rat race and her hectic life as a literary agent - and time to be herself, a real wife and mother to her two small children. Good old Frank delivers what seems the answer to her prayers - to escape for three months to Singapore while he does some business. But what starts out as a little break and a very big culture shock for all concerned marks the hilarious beginning of the end of the old Fran - and a whole new life.
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About the Author
Fran Lebowitz worked in the book publishing industry in Washington D.C. and New York for fifteen years before moving to Singapore with her family. She remains active in all fields of writing and editing and including her humor column in the Singapore American. She has a husband and two children who beg the reader not to believe any of Fran's 'unreliable memoirs.'
Hometown:New York, New York
Date of Birth:October 27, 1951
Place of Birth:New Jersey
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Tales From A Broad: An Unreliable Memoir based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
I could not put it this book down. You have go have a good sense of humor and try to understand how adjusting to living in a different country can change you as a whole and having to find out what worked and what didn't. She is funny and can relate to some aspects of parenting, and marriage. I would not hire a maid, but that's just me.
Witty and charming read
One would hope that she didn't actually behave as she says she did. No wonder foreigners don't like Americans. Her husband must be a saint. But it is cute and entertaining. Not exactly a can't put it down read but interesting.