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Unlikely Style Inspiration: Dorothy Parker, On The Occasion Of Her Birthday

Today is Dorothy Parker’s birthday. A poet, critic, screenwriter and satirist, Parker made a name for herself by writingly darkly witty and vicious essays and poems. She began her career as a journalist, writing for outlets like Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, before coming into her own as a poet and author. And eventually moved…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 22, 2013

Dorothy Parker In Your Bedroom

“I like to have a Martini, two at the very most; three, I’m under the table, four I’m under my host!” These are the wise (and true!) words of the writer Dorothy Parker, famed for her biting wit. While you’re busy getting your hands on one of her many volumes of writing, impress the entire…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 19, 2011

Dorothy Parker Got Writer’s Block Too

It makes me feel better that my lady writer hero, Dorothy Parker, also suffered occasionally from writer’s block. She sent this telegram to her editor, Pascal Covici, because she was so ashamed she couldn’t even look him “in the voice.” What a fabulous line, by the way. I have a feeling what she wrote wa…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 19, 2011