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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 such a lot 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. each person knew Wendy Wasserstein. Or notion they did.

Born on October 18, 1950, in Brooklyn, long island, to shine Jewish immigrant mom and dad, Wendy was once the youngest of Lola and Morris Wasserstein's 5 kids. Lola had titanic desires for her young children. 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 at the back of the family's notable luck used to be a fiercely guarded international of non-public tragedies.

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

And nonetheless virtually not anyone knew that Wendy used to be pregnant while, at age forty-eight, she was once rushed to Mount Sinai sanatorium to bring Lucy Jane 3 months untimely. The paternity of her daughter is still 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 was once gravely in poor health. The adored confidante to such a lot of, Wendy privately persisted 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 new release of girls in the course of an period of giant swap. 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 so much intimate of phrases approximately every little thing that concerns so much: kinfolk and love, desires and devastation. and that's the Wendy of Neverland, the Wendy who won't ever become older.

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