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Wendy Wasserstein is the author of the 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 in 1950 in Brooklyn and died at the age of 55. Her daughter, Lucy Jane, lives in New York.

Books by Wendy Wasserstein:

A dazzling novel about New York's rich and the nouveau rich(er), the glamorous and the desperate to be.

Thirty-five urbane, inspiring, and deeply empathic essays—all infused with Wasserstein's trademark irreverent humor.

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Twenty-nine essays ranging from the dietary secrets of lemon mousse to a chess tournament in Rumania.

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Three plays that engage us on such a deep and lasting level that they are already recognized as classics of the modern theater.

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WENDY WASSERSTEIN
Photo © 2005 Jill Krementz



The world lost Wendy Wasserstein to cancer only months before the publication of her first novel, Elements of Style. Upon her death, friends, fans, and colleagues in the theater community, wrote beautiful tributes to her. We offer links to some of these tributes here: Read a conversation about Wendy with her friend and fellow playwright Christopher Durang >>




In 2002, Wendy took readers on a video tour of Lincoln Center, where many of works have been performed—and will be for years to come. Take the tour by clicking on the links provided below.

(Clips are 240 X 180, 3.3mb. Quicktime is required. Download it here.)