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Wendy Lesser

Wendy Lesser, American editor, writer, consultant.


  • Lesser, Wendy was born on March 20, 1952 in Santa Monica, California, United States. Daughter of Murray Leon Lesser and Millicent Dillon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Harvard University, 1973. Master of Arts, Cambridge University, England, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1982.


    • Founding partner Lesser & Ogden Associates, Berkeley, 1977-1981. Founding editor Threepenny Review, since 1980. Bellagio resident Rockefeller Foundation, Italy, 1984.


    • Room for Doubt
    • Room for Doubt is Wendy Lesser’s account of three separate but interlocking occasions for doubt: her stay in Berlin, a city she had never expected to visit; her unwritten book on the philosopher David Hume; and her long friendship with the writer Leonard Michaels, which constantly broke down and yet endured.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    • Married Richard Rizzo, January 18, 1985. 1 child Nicholas 1 stepchild Dov Antonio.
    Wendy Lesser
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    Born March 20, 1952
    (age 65)
    • 1973
      Harvard University
    • 1975
      Cambridge University
    • 1982
      University California
    • 1977 - 1981
      Founding partner, Lesser & Ogden Associates
      Berkeley, California, United States
    • 1980
      founding editor Threepenny Review