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Meet the Author - Julie Salamon, Wendy and the Lost Boys

Sunday, April 14, 2013, 04:00pm - 06:00pm

Rescheduled from the Fall, author Julie Salamon talks about her book, Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon LIfe of Wendy Wasserstein. Pulitzer Prize and Tony-award winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein died in 2006, a tragically early death when few even knew she was gravely ill.  An acclaimed American dramatist and essayist (best SalamonWENDYfinal_credit_Sara_Krulwich_for_websiteknown for The Heidi Chronicles), her life and work became emblematic of the issues facing educated, ambitious women in the second half of the 20th-century.  She was a Broadway titan, but with her high pitched giggle and unkempt curls, she projected an image of warmth and instant familiarity—audience darling, best friend, beloved daughter and sister, everyone knew Wendy Wasserstein. Or bookcover_for_websitethought they did.

Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein by bestselling author Julie Salamon, is the only biography of Wendy Wasserstein written with the full cooperation of the Wasserstein family and literary executors. The life revealed is of a brilliant but complicated American artist, one who struggled both creatively and personally, and who fiercely held private a life she seemed so willing to explore in her plays.

There will be a showing of an excerpt from a Charlie Rose interview with Ms. Wasserstein as well as another excerpt of Charlie Rose's last memorable interview with the men who knew her best - playwrights and writers, Christopher Durang, Andre Bishop, and Frank Rich.

Ms. Salamon is a graduate of Tufts University and New York University School of Law. She was born in Cincinnati and raised in Seaman, Ohio but New York City has long been home. She lives in downtown Manhattan with her husband, their two children, a cat and a dog.

Refreshments & book signing following the lecture.

Author photo by Sara Krulwich.

Location : Auditorium