Book Review: The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker

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I am finally starting to catch up on things that I meant to do but couldn’t because I was sick for so long, including this much overdue review of The Portable Dorothy Parker, which I enjoyed immensely.

 

The Portable Dorothy ParkerThe Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A collection of poems, short stories, essays, articles, reviews and more, The Portable Dorothy Parker is both fun and fascinating.

Dorothy Parker, famous (or is it infamous) for her wit and humor, never thought much of her work other than as a way to pay her bills. Believing that one had to be a writer of a serious novel before you could be taken seriously, I believe that she did herself and her work a great disservice. In her short stories, many of which consist of nothing more than a conversation between two characters or a stream of consciousness…

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