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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 used to be a Broadway titan. yet together with her excessive- pitched snigger and unkempt curls, she projected a picture of heat and familiarity. every body knew Wendy Wasserstein. Or idea they did.

Born on October 18, 1950, in Brooklyn, ny, to shine Jewish immigrant mom and dad, Wendy was once the youngest of Lola and Morris Wasserstein's 5 teenagers. Lola had giant desires for her youngsters. they did not disappoint: Sandra, Wendy's glamorous sister, turned a excessive- score company govt at a time whilst Fortune 500 businesses have been an impenetrable boys membership. Their brother Bruce turned a billionaire megastar of the funding banking international. but in the back of the family's outstanding good fortune was once a fiercely guarded international of non-public tragedies.

Wendy perfected the family members paintings of secrecy whereas cultivating a densely populated internal circle. Her acquaintances incorporated theater elite akin to playwright Christopher Durang, Lincoln heart creative Director André Bishop, former New York Times theater critic Frank wealthy, and numerous others.

And nonetheless nearly nobody knew that Wendy was once pregnant whilst, at age forty-eight, she was once rushed to Mount Sinai health facility 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 loss of life below 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. even though she lived an unusual existence, she spoke to a new release of ladies in the course of an period of giant swap. Revisiting Wendy's works-The Heidi Chronicles and others-we see Wendy within the loose area of the theater, the place her many selves all discovered voice. right here Wendy spoke within the so much intimate of phrases approximately every thing that concerns such a lot: relatives and love, goals and devastation. and that's the Wendy of Neverland, the Wendy who won't ever become older.

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