Channeling Dorothy Parker


Ellen Meister has written an entertaining novel, Farewell, Dorothy Parker.  It is clear from the start that things will end well, but in the meantime reading this novel was stressful because the heroine herself is so stressed and intimidated by everything.   Violet Epps is a movie critic with an witty and acid pen, but her personal life is a mess.  She is timid and shy and her own worst enemy.  Enter Dorothy Parker!  Parker is hilarious.  She is the antithesis of timid and shy, and her personality is the hilarious driving force for much of this story.  I loved the the contrast between Parker and Violet Epps, and I especially loved all references to Parker’s writings and the Algonquin Round Table.

This is a fun read!  It would make a great recommendation for young women lacking in confidence.



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