Wendy Lawless

Wendy Lawless is an actress who has appeared on television, in regional theater, Off-Broadway in David Ives’s 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 California with her screenwriter husband and their two children.

Wendy Lawless

Books by Wendy Lawless

by Wendy Lawless - Biography, Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction

Running from her unstable childhood and volatile mother, Wendy Lawless finds herself in the gritty heart of 1980s New York City, a center of a burgeoning art scene. She navigates the streets of jaded punk rockers, desperate actors and pulsating parties, looking for love in all the wrong places and eventually learning how to grow up on her own.

by Wendy Lawless - Memoir, 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.