In this academic, but still interesting, biography of one of the icons of the Jazz Age, Milford takes a fair amount of time examining how much of the Fitzgeralds' fiction was taken from their real lives. She paints a fair picture of both halves of this very flawed famous couple.
Zelda Sayre began as a Southern beauty, became an international wonder, and died by the fire in a madhouse. With her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, she moved in a goden aura of excitment, reomance, and promise. The epitome of the Jazz Age, together the rode the crest of the ear to its collapse and their own.