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Wendy Lawless


Wendy Lawless

Wendy Lawless is an actress who has appeared on television, in regional theatre, Off-Broadway in David Ives’ Obie-winning play, "All in the Timing," and on Broadway in "The Heidi Chronicles." Her essays about being a mom in Hollywood, including "Whatever Happened to Musical Chairs?" have appeared in the local Los Angeles press. She lives in Glendale, California with her screenwriter husband and their two children. HEART OF GLASS is the follow-up to CHANEL BONFIRE, her debut memoir.

Books by Wendy Lawless

by Wendy Lawless - Memoir, Nonfiction

Before downtown Manhattan was scrubbed clean, gentrified, and overrun with designer boutiques and trendy eateries and bars, it was the center of a burgeoning art scene. Running from the shipwreck of her glamorous and unstable childhood with a volatile mother, Wendy Lawless landed in the center of it all. She navigated this demi-monde of jaded punk rockers, desperate actors, pulsing parties and unexpected run-ins with her own past as she made every mistake of youth, looked for love in all the wrong places, and eventually learned how to grow up on her own.

by Wendy Lawless - Nonfiction

Wendy Lawless deftly charts the highs and lows of growing up with her younger sister in the shadow of an unstable, fabulously neglectful mother. Georgann, a real-life Holly Golightly who constantly reinvents herself as she trades up from trailer park to penthouse, suffers multiple nervous breakdowns and suicide attempts, while Wendy tries to hide the cracks in their fractured family from the rest of the world.