The Big Lebowitz

In this Ruminator interview*, the mighty Fran Lebowitz holds court. (And there’s even outtakes!) I’ll be responding to a portion of this interview later in the week, but for now here’s a taste of Fran talking about today’s young adults:

“These kids, they seem like my parents, but in better shape. They seem young, physically, but they don’t seem very youthful. They seem old. First of all, girls are always coming up to me and showing me their engagement rings with giant diamonds. Do they really care about this stuff? All over the country, not just in New York, everyone gets married in these gigantic four-day weddings that have to take place in foreign countries or on desert islands, or the tropics… this is just the 1950s writ large. I think it’s regressive.”

*Thanks to the equally mighty Maud Newton for the interview link.

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Athens, GA. His work has been published in RogerEbert.com, Bookslut, The Comics Journal, Salon, The Baseball Chronicle, Jackson Free Press, and Valley Voices: A Literary Review. Follow him on Twitter (@walter_biggins), and check out his bimonthly newsletter (https://tinyletter.com/Walter_Biggins).
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One Response to The Big Lebowitz

  1. “First of all, girls are always coming up to me and showing me their engagement rings with giant diamonds. Do they really care about this stuff?”
    It seems to be a growing trend. Sadly, there are fewer and fewer people with the patience and desire to create a unqiue custom engagement ring. So, this is progress?

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