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 girl 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. every person knew Wendy Wasserstein. Or concept they did.
Born on October 18, 1950, in Brooklyn, manhattan, to shine Jewish immigrant mom and dad, Wendy was once the youngest of Lola and Morris Wasserstein's 5 young ones. Lola had titanic desires for her teenagers. they did not disappoint: Sandra, Wendy's glamorous sister, turned a excessive- rating company govt at a time whilst 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 amazing good fortune was once a fiercely guarded international of non-public tragedies.
Wendy perfected the kin paintings of secrecy whereas cultivating a densely populated internal circle. Her neighbors integrated 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 virtually nobody knew that Wendy used to be pregnant while, at age forty-eight, she used to be rushed to Mount Sinai health facility to convey 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 acutely aware that she used to be gravely ailing. 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 ladies in the course of an period of titanic switch. Revisiting Wendy's works-The Heidi Chronicles and others-we see Wendy within the unfastened area of the theater, the place her many selves all chanced on voice. right here Wendy spoke within the so much intimate of phrases approximately every thing that issues so much: kinfolk and love, goals and devastation. and that's the Wendy of Neverland, the Wendy who won't ever become older.