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Wasserstein, Wendy

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Works: 196 works in 473 publications in 9 languages and 22,734 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Humor  Satire  Biography  Television adaptations  Televised plays  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Contributor, Interviewee, Librettist, Scenarist, Speaker, Adapter, Host, Moderator, Author of introduction, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PS3573.A798, 812.54
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The Heidi chronicles and other plays by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )
38 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,670 libraries worldwide
These 3 plays are plays of ideas that happen to be written as comedies. The three heroines, though vastly different, share an essential sadness, but is a sadness deflected by humor, because these are witty women and they use their wit to devastating effect
Elements of style : a novel by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Serbian and held by 1,451 libraries worldwide
A comic novel about New York's urban gentry living in a post-9/11 world--the arbiters of fashion and the doyennes of charity balls; about the rich and the nouveau rich(er), the glamorous and the desperate to be. We meet Francesca Weissman, the Upper East Side pediatrician rated number one by Manhattan magazine, who takes us into the upper strata of privilege and aspiration (she's originally from Queens with a father in hosiery); Samantha Acton, thoroughbred descendant of Old New York, who defines the social order in the great tradition of Mrs. Astor and Babe Paley; Judy Tremont from Modesto, California, daughter of a cop--her life's work, her obsession, is New York society and its richest families; Barry Santorini, Republican, moviemaker, winner of twelve Oscars, and his wife, the Italian supermarket heiress and former media rep for Giorgio Armani; and many more.--From publisher description
The sisters Rosensweig by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 1,376 libraries worldwide
Three Jewish middle-aged sisters, originally from Brooklyn, come together in Queen Anne's Gate, London, to celebrate the fifty-fourth birthday of Sara, the eldest
Sloth by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )
28 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,129 libraries worldwide
Here is a rollicking parody of the self-help genre, one that skewers the couch-bound, apathetic mentality so pervasive in America today. With tongue in cheek, Sloth guides readers step-by-step toward a life of noncommittal inertia. "You have the right to be lazy," writes Wasserstein. "You can choose not to respond. You can choose not to move." Readers will find out the importance of Lethargiosis--the process of eliminating energy and drive, the vital first step in becoming a sloth. To help you attain the perfect state of indolent bliss, the book offers a wealth of self-help aids. Readers will find the sloth songbook, sloth breakfast bars (packed with sugar, additives, and a delicious touch of Ambien), sloth documentaries (such as the author's 12-hour epic on Thomas Aquinas), and the sloth network, channel 823, programming guaranteed not to stimulate or challenge in any way. ("It may be difficult to distinguish between this and other channels, but only on channel 823 can you watch me sleeping.") Readers will also learn the top ten lies about Sloth, the ten commandments of Sloth, the SLOTH mantra, even the "too-much ten"--Over-achievers such as Marie Curie, Shakespeare, and William the Conqueror. You will discover how to become a sloth in your diet, exercise, work, and even love-life (true love leads to passion, she warns, and passion is the biggest enemy of sloth). Wendy Wasserstein is one of America's great comic writers--one who always has a serious point to her humor. Here, as she pokes fun at the self-help industry, she also satirizes the legion of Americans who are cultural and political sloths. -- From publisher description
An American daughter by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 986 libraries worldwide
Lyssa Dent Hughes is a privileged, well-educated daughter of a Republican senator and fifth-generation granddaughter of Ulysses S. Grant, wife of a professor, owner of a pleasant Georgetown home. She is also the president's nominee for surgeon general. Then members of the media discover that once, in the past, she failed to respond to a call for jury duty. A relatively minor misstep - were it not for a good friend who uses the incident to make a point, scarcely thinking of the consequences. From that moment on, Lyssa Dent Hughes sits helplessly by while the press investigates her family and friends, shattering her privacy, her career, and her world
Bachelor girls by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 918 libraries worldwide
29 essays
Isn't it romantic by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 785 libraries worldwide
Comedy. An aspiring writer and her former classmate struggle to establish their own lives and identities. Background music. Prologue, 2 acts, 13 scenes, 4 men, 4 women, extras
Uncommon women and others by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )
12 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and held by 775 libraries worldwide
"Comprised of a collage of interrelated scenes, the action begins with a reunion, six years after graduation, of five close friends and classmates at Mount Holyoke College. They compare notes on their activities since leaving school and then, in a series of flashbacks, we see them in their college days and learn of the events, some funny, some touching, some bitingly cynical, that helped to shape them. Each of the group is a distinct individual, and it is their varying reaction to the staid, sheltered and often anachronistic university environment (with its undercurrent of sometimes darker personal desires and conclusions) gives the play its special meaning for today's young women as they go forth into the changing and often disquieting world that awaits them after graduation."--Back cover
Leading women : plays for actresses II ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Love's fire : seven new plays inspired by seven Shakespearean sonnets : original works ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
Uncommon women and others by Wendy Wasserstein( visu )
9 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and held by 523 libraries worldwide
Three former classmates attend a reunion seven years after their graduation and try to assess whether or not they have achieved their youthful goals
The object of my affection by Nicholas Hytner( visu )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 415 libraries worldwide
A young woman falls in love with her new roommate even though he's gay and loves her purely as a friend. When she becomes pregnant, she realizes she'd rather raise her child with him rather than with her boyfriend-- a decision that forces the threesome to explore the fine line between love, sex and friendship
Elements of style [a novel] by Wendy Wasserstein( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
A satirical look at the lives of the New York City socialites shortly after 9/11
Pamela's first musical by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
Pamela has the best birthday ever when her glamorous Aunt Louise takes her to see a Broadway musical
Seven one-act plays by Wendy Wasserstein( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
The sorrows of gin by John Cheever( visu )
10 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
Sigourney Weaver and Edward Herrmann star as an affluent suburban couple whose empty and gin-fuelled lives are observed through the eyes of their neglected, eight-year-old daughter in John Cheever's tense and moving drama
An American daughter by Wendy Wasserstein( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
"On the eve of Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes' nomination as Surgeon General, a witty and dangerous cast of characters stir the calm waters of her Georgetown home."
The Heidi chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein( file )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play is the tale of a baby-boomer's long, hard road from '60s confusion to '90s self-made woman ... or so she hopes
The sisters Rosensweig by Wendy Wasserstein( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
" ... chronicles three Jewish sisters from Brooklyn as they gather in London to celebrate a birthday ... [who] include a brilliant banker and single mother who has given up on romance, a suburban wife and mother who moonlights as a radio talk show host, and a travel writer who still wants to write her serious book."--Container
Kiss kiss dahlings by Wendy Wasserstein( visu )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Kiss, kiss dahlings focuses on three generations of actresses in three different eras. In The last mile, a look at both the comic and the poignant minutes in an opera diva's life just before the curtain rises on her Metropolitan Opera debut in "Tosca."
 
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Alternative Names
Wasserstein, W. 1950-2006
Wendy Wasserstein Amerikaans scenarioschrijfster (1950-2006)
Wendy Wasserstein amerikanische Dramatikerin
Wendy Wasserstein amerikansk manusforfattar
Wendy Wasserstein amerikansk manusförfattare
Wendy Wasserstein amerikansk manusforfatter
Wendy Wasserstein amerikansk manuskriptforfatter
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