Marion Meade's engrossing and comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century's most captivating women
In this lively, absorbing biography, Marion Meade illuminates both the charm and the dark side of Dorothy Parker, exploring her days of wicked wittiness at the Algonquin Round Table with the likes of Robert Benchley, George Kaufman, and Harold Ross, and in Hollywood with S. J. Perelman, William Faulkner, and Lillian Hellman. At the dazzling center of it all, Meade gives us the flamboyant, self-destructive, and brilliant Dorothy Parker.
This edition features a new afterword by Marion Meade.
``Meade's lively biography recounts the unhappy life of the wise-cracking versifier, short story writer and critic,'' reported PW. ``So detailed is Meade's book that this, one imagines, is the last time a biographer will need to explain why so talented a writer could at the same time be so nasty a human being.'' Photos.
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This is a fabulous read. I knew very little about Dorothy Parker when I picked up this book. She has quickly become one of my favorite characters.