SCHUMER, Fran. American, b. 1953. Genres: Business/Trade/Industry, Biography. Career: Worked as a reporter for the Charlotte Observer, as an editor for the Boston Globe, and for the City College of the City University of New York; columnist for New York magazine and New York Times, New Jersey section. Publications: (with M. Cunningham) Powerplay: What Re- ally Happened at Bendix, 1984; Most Likely to Succeed: Six Women from Harvard and What Became of Them, 1986. Freelance contributor to the New York Times and New York Magazine. Address: c/o Sterling Lord Agency, 65 Blumer St., New York, NY 10012, U.S.A.