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Dorothy Parker is more interesting as a person than as a writer. The book contains short stories, poems and nonfiction pieces. My favorite part are the book reviews. Parker is an impeccable judge of literary value, although I do not always agree with her interpretations. Her writing about litera...
Once upon a time I had this idea that one should read a book from start to finish, and if one was being particularly through that included the preface and any appendix. However that technique has often left me hanging in one part of a book (really wishing that I was reading another part, farther in)...
It's not that I don't like earnestness, it's just that I love a dark humor and a witty repartee better. Dorothy Parker scratches that itch perfectly.
I have a major literary crush on Parker. I'm a sucker for a funny line, and Parker had a lot of those.