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Farewell, Dorothy Parker - Ellen Meister
Farewell, Dorothy Parker
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What if inspiration came to visit...and wouldn't leave? When it comes to movie reviews, critic Violet Epps is a powerhouse voice. But that's only because she's learned to channel her literary hero, Dorothy Parker, the most celebrated and scathing wit of the 20th century. If only Violet could... show more
What if inspiration came to visit...and wouldn't leave? When it comes to movie reviews, critic Violet Epps is a powerhouse voice. But that's only because she's learned to channel her literary hero, Dorothy Parker, the most celebrated and scathing wit of the 20th century. If only Violet could summon that kind of courage in her personal life. Determined to defeat her social anxiety, Violet visits the Algonquin Hotel to pull strength from the hallowed dining room, where Dorothy Parker and so many other famous writers of the 1920s traded barbs. But she gets more than she bargained for when Dorothy Parker's feisty spirit rematerializes from an ancient guestbook and hitches a ride onto her life. Violet is shocked and thrilled to be face-to-face with her idol, but when the gin-swilling writer takes up residence in her home and grows pricklier and more outspoken by the day, the timid movie critic is pushed to her limit. With her job threatened, her new relationship in tatters, and the custody fight for her orphaned niece in jeopardy, Violet is forced to face her fears ...and she makes sure Mrs. Parker does the same. Wickedly funny and surprisingly poignant, Farewell, Dorothy Parker perfectly re-imagines one of America's most iconic voices in a captivating and unforgettable tale.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399159077 (039915907X)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Pages no: 308
Edition language: English
Series: Dorothy Parker (#1)
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Kathryn Lively, Reader
Kathryn Lively, Reader rated it
3.0 Farewell, Dorothy Parker by Ellen Meister
I discovered Dorothy Parker in college via Carrie Fisher, who claimed her as an influence. I've read the Portable Dorothy Parker and Marion Meade's bio, both of which I recommend in a heartbeat. I liked Meister's The Other Life, too, so this seemed like a slam dunk.I liked this story, but I feel it ...
JDCMustReadBooks
JDCMustReadBooks rated it
4.0 Farewell Dorothy Parker
By: Ellen Meister ASIN: B008ON45LA Publisher: Berkley Publication Date: 2/23/2013 Format: Paperback My Rating: 4 Stars Farewell, Dorothy Parker (#1) by talented Ellen Meisterbrings back to life the ghost, quick witted literary icon, Dorothy Parker with movie critic Violet Epps, setting the s...
Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it
5.0 One of the most clever books I've ever read!
Movie critic Violet Epps is outspoken ... on paper. In person, she suffers from crippling social anxiety. She's afraid to break up with her loser/user boyfriend. She's afraid to speak up to her niece's grandparents ... the ones whom she is battling for custody of the teenaged girl after Violet's ...
Reflections
Reflections rated it
5.0 Witty and wonderful
Movie critic Violet Epps is bold in print, but she has such a hard time speaking up in person that she’s at risk of gaining a roommate she doesn’t want (a boyfriend she’s trying to break up with) and losing the custody battle for her beloved niece. It seems like a godsend when the free-spirited, ta...
Ms. Margie
Ms. Margie rated it
Good clean fun. Would make an excellent beach/plane read. Fluffy, but fun.
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