By Julie Salamon
The approved biography of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein.
In Wendy and the misplaced Boys bestselling writer Julie Salamon explores the lifetime of playwright Wendy Wasserstein's so much expertly crafted personality: herself. the 1st lady playwright to win a Tony Award, Wendy Wasserstein was once a Broadway titan. yet together with her excessive- pitched snigger and unkempt curls, she projected a picture of heat and familiarity. every person knew Wendy Wasserstein. Or proposal they did.
Born on October 18, 1950, in Brooklyn, manhattan, to shine Jewish immigrant mom and dad, Wendy used to be the youngest of Lola and Morris Wasserstein's 5 youngsters. Lola had titanic goals for her teenagers. they did not disappoint: Sandra, Wendy's glamorous sister, grew to become a excessive- rating company govt at a time while Fortune 500 businesses have been an impenetrable boys membership. Their brother Bruce turned a billionaire star of the funding banking international. but at the back of the family's striking good fortune used to be a fiercely guarded international of non-public tragedies.
Wendy perfected the relatives artwork of secrecy whereas cultivating a densely populated internal circle. Her associates integrated theater elite reminiscent of playwright Christopher Durang, Lincoln middle creative Director André Bishop, former New York Times theater critic Frank wealthy, and numerous others.
And nonetheless virtually not anyone knew that Wendy was once pregnant while, at age forty-eight, she used to be rushed to Mount Sinai clinic to bring Lucy Jane 3 months untimely. The paternity of her daughter continues to be a secret. on the time of Wendy's tragically early demise lower than six years later, only a few have been conscious that she used to be gravely sick. The loved confidante to such a lot of, Wendy privately persevered her maximum heartbreaks by myself.
In Wendy and the misplaced Boys, Salamon assembles the fractured items, revealing Wendy in complete. notwithstanding she lived an unusual lifestyles, she spoke to a iteration of girls in the course of an period of significant switch. Revisiting Wendy's works-The Heidi Chronicles and others-we see Wendy within the unfastened house of the theater, the place her many selves all discovered voice. right here Wendy spoke within the such a lot intimate of phrases approximately every thing that concerns such a lot: kinfolk and love, goals and devastation. and that's the Wendy of Neverland, the Wendy who won't ever become older.
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