Book Reviews of Dorothy Parker : What Fresh Hell Is This? A Biography

Dorothy Parker : What Fresh Hell Is This?  A Biography
Dorothy Parker What Fresh Hell Is This A Biography
Author: Marion Meade
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ISBN-13: 9780140116168
ISBN-10: 0140116168
Publication Date: 3/3/1989
Pages: 458
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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If you are a fan of Dorothy Parker reading this biography may not be a good idea. Meade writes of Parker with a warts and all manner. While there is no denying her talent and brilliance, it is almost overshadowed by a portrayal of Parker as a lazy, sloppy, alcoholic who takes advantage of friendships with the wealthy while internally despising them for their wealth. When done with this biography you walk away with a negative picture of a woman who squandered not only her talent but, much of her life.
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The author of this book has clearly done her research and written an extremely interesting biography of a fascinating person. Well done. A great read.