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Wendy Wasserstein
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Wendy Wasserstein is the author of the plays Uncommon Women and Others, Isn’t It Romantic, The Sisters Rosensweig, An American Daughter, and The Heidi Chronicles, for which she received a Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and of the books, Bachelor Girls and Shiksa Goddess. She was admired both for the warmth and the satirical cool of her writing; each of her plays and books captures an essence of the time, makes us laugh and leaves us wiser. Wendy Wasserstein was born on October 18, 1950, in Brooklyn, and died at the age of 55. Her daughter, Lucy Jane, lives in... Read More

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Ten out of Ten
Ten Winning Plays
Preface by Wendy Wasserstein
Edited by Wendy Lamb


Format: Trade Paperback, 316 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
On Sale: October 1, 1992
Price: $12.00

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Bachelor Girls

Written by Wendy Wasserstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 2, 1991
Price: $13.00

In these twenty-nine essays, Wendy Wasserstein puts her finger once again on the pulse of her post-modern, post-feminist sisters and delivers her diagnosis with shrewd humor and an unerring sense of the absurd. She presents her observations on:

Boyfriends--"The worse the boyfriend, the more stunning your American Express bill."
Role Models--"In the forties... Read more >

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Elements of Style
A Novel
Written by Wendy Wasserstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $14.95

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Elements of Style

Written by Wendy Wasserstein


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 18, 2006
Price: $11.99

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The Heidi Chronicles
Uncommon Women and Others & Isn't It Romantic
Written by Wendy Wasserstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 2, 1991
Price: $15.95

Wendy Wasserstein's characters--two young women graduating from Seven Sisters college, and a brilliant feminist art historian among them--are so funny, so multi-faceted, and so real that we seem to know them from their Scene One entrances, though the places they go are invariably surprising. Already recognized as classics of the modern... Read more >

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Shiksa Goddess
(Or, How I Spent My Forties) Essays
Written by Wendy Wasserstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $15.00

Celebrated playwright and magnetic wit Wendy Wasserstein has been firmly rooted in New York’s cultural life since her childhood of Broadway matinees, but her appeal is universal. Shiksa Goddess collects thirty-five of her urbane, inspiring, and deeply empathic essays–all written when she was in her forties, and all infused with her... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Shiksa Goddess

Written by Wendy Wasserstein


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 31, 2001
Price: $11.99

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