Farewell, Dorothy Parker
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 twentieth century. If only Violet could summon that kind of strength in her personal life. ... show more
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 twentieth century. If only Violet could summon that kind of strength in her personal life. Violet visits the Algonquin Hotel in an attempt to find inspiration 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 Parker’s feisty spirit rematerializes. An irreverent ghost with problems of her ownincluding a refusal to cross over to the afterlifeMrs. Parker helps Violet face her fears, becoming in turn mentor and tormentor
and ultimately, friend. READERS GUIDE INSIDE
Publish date: December 3rd 2013
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: Dorothy Parker (#1)
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
Good clean fun. Would make an excellent beach/plane read. Fluffy, but fun.