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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 was once a Broadway titan. yet along with her excessive- pitched snicker and unkempt curls, she projected a picture of heat and familiarity. each person knew Wendy Wasserstein. Or inspiration they did.

Born on October 18, 1950, in Brooklyn, long island, to shine Jewish immigrant mom and dad, Wendy used to be the youngest of Lola and Morris Wasserstein's 5 young children. Lola had substantial desires for her young children. they did not disappoint: Sandra, Wendy's glamorous sister, turned a excessive- score company govt at a time while Fortune 500 businesses have been an impenetrable boys membership. Their brother Bruce turned a billionaire big name of the funding banking international. but in the back of the family's outstanding luck was once a fiercely guarded global of non-public tragedies.

Wendy perfected the relations paintings of secrecy whereas cultivating a densely populated internal circle. Her pals incorporated 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 nearly not anyone knew that Wendy was once pregnant whilst, at age forty-eight, she was once rushed to Mount Sinai medical institution to carry Lucy Jane 3 months untimely. The paternity of her daughter is still a secret. on the time of Wendy's tragically early dying lower than six years later, only a few have been acutely aware that she was once gravely unwell. The adored confidante to such a lot of, Wendy privately persisted her maximum heartbreaks on my own.

In Wendy and the misplaced Boys, Salamon assembles the fractured items, revealing Wendy in complete. although she lived an unusual lifestyles, she spoke to a iteration of girls in the course of an period of monstrous 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. the following Wendy spoke within the so much intimate of phrases approximately every thing that concerns such a lot: family members and love, goals and devastation. and that's the Wendy of Neverland, the Wendy who won't ever become old.

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