Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker
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Dorothy Parker (August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was an American writer and poet, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and sharp eye for 20th century urban foibles.

From a conflicted and unhappy childhood, Parker rose to acclaim, both for her literary output in such venues as The New Yorker and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table. Following the breakup of that circle, Parker traveled to Hollywood to pursue screenwriting. Her successes there, including two Academy Award nominations, were curtailed as her involvement in left-wing politics led to a place on the infamous Hollywood blacklist.

Parker went through three marriages (two to the same man) and survived several suicide attempts, but grew increasingly dependent on alcohol. Dismissive of her own talents, she deplored her reputation as a "wisecracker". Nevertheless, her literary output and her sparkling wit have endured.
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Dorothy Parker: What Fresh ...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 1,816 ratings — published 1987
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Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin...
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 849 ratings — published 2004
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Farewell, Dorothy Parker
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 937 ratings — published 2013
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Murder Your Darlings (An Al...
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 360 ratings — published 2011
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 149 ratings — published 2000
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 2006
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The Dorothy Parker Murder C...
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1984
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The Collaboration: Hollywoo...
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3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 2013
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Hair of the Dog (An Algonqu...
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2011
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