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Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties, by Marion Meade

Dorothy Parker is my literary/verbal hero. She can flash and plunge a verbal dagger that makes you laugh while you bleed. I don’t usually want to verbally wound people – unless they really deserve it – but I covet her ability to play with words. So when I stumbled across Meade’s biography of Parker (as well as Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edna Ferber and Zelda Fitzgerald), I pounced. Continue reading

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