Collection in Focus: Fran Lebowitz on the Process of Great Writing

"The closest thing to a human being is a book. I know people think it’s a dog, but they’re wrong…When you look at manuscripts or letters and they’re written in the hand of the writer, you are closer to that writer, you’re closer to the person.” –Fran Lebowitz

For our Centennial, we asked some of our friends and collaborators to speak about what they love about the Morgan Library & Museum. Watch writer and iconic New Yorker Fran Lebowitz describe some of her favorite letters and manuscripts in our collection by her favorite writers. Lebowitz describes what makes Oscar Wilde and Mark Twain great writers to her.