By Julie Salamon
The licensed 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 chortle 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 used to be the youngest of Lola and Morris Wasserstein's 5 little ones. Lola had massive desires for her little ones. 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 famous person of the funding banking international. but at the back of the family's striking good fortune used to be a fiercely guarded global of personal tragedies.
Wendy perfected the kinfolk artwork of secrecy whereas cultivating a densely populated internal circle. Her pals integrated theater elite comparable to playwright Christopher Durang, Lincoln middle 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 clinic to convey Lucy Jane 3 months untimely. The paternity of her daughter is still a secret. on the time of Wendy's tragically early dying below six years later, only a few have been conscious that she used to be gravely sick. The adored 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 new release of ladies in the course of an period of tremendous switch. 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: relations and love, desires and devastation. and that's the Wendy of Neverland, the Wendy who won't ever become old.