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Scott Fitzgerald by Jeffrey Meyers
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Mar 01, 09

bookshelves: biography, non-fiction, writing
Read in December, 2006

F. Scott Fitzgerald packed a lot of life into his 44 years, most of it unhappy. With his need to be loved, appreciated, or simply liked, coupled with alcoholism, a devotion to a fantasy marriage, and his hero worship of other authors (Hemingway especially), there was no way out of his personal hell. If it weren't for Fitzgerald's hunger for validation, I'd feel guilty about reading his stories after reading this biography. Meyers' presents Fitzgerald in a very bright light that shows every flaw.
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