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Must-read for theater lovers and baby boom women generally,
This review is from: Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein (Hardcover)
This brilliant and moving book thrusts you into the creative process and zany life of a major theater icon who blasted her way through most of the glass ceilings in American theater using wit and an unerring ear for how women speak to their closest friends.
A gifted playwright who was the voice of so many struggling and juggling baby boom women, Wendy's own struggles as a daughter, sister and mother are among the most poignant aspects of this story. Having lived in Manhattan during Wendy's heyday and had the privilege of seeing many of her plays premiere at Playwrights Horizons, even the short-lived musical Miami, I was fascinated to hear about all her relationships with the leading theatrical lights of that era.
I really could not put this book down once I began. Now, I'm mourning her loss all over again, wondering what amazing plays she would have produced if she hadn't been cut down so young. This book really makes you contemplate the brevity of one's creative career, and how truly hard it is to make the kind of mark Wendy Wasserstein did. Now, I'm going to read some of the plays I didn't see, and read her essays.