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  • Yes? In the back.

  • Hey, Fran.

  • I actually never heard of you before.

  • That's really a good way to break the ice.

  • Ladies and gentlemen, the one and only Fran Lebowitz.

  • People are frequently infuriated by me

  • because I am filled with opinions.

  • In New York, there are millions of people,

  • and the only person looking where she's going is me.

  • I should write a manifesto,

  • the title of which would be Pretend It's a City.

  • It would take one subway ride

  • for the Dalai Lama to turn into a lunatic, raging person.

  • I'm the only person who's lived in New York as long as I have

  • who has never made a correct real estate decision.

  • Do people buy books here?

  • At this kiosk? No.

  • Is it fair to bring a book into Times Square?

  • It's not fair to the book.

  • People wanna challenge themselves.

  • I find real life challenging enough.

  • Does complaining change anything?

  • Not so far.

  • Of course, I'm a young woman.

Yes? In the back.

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