Book Review: BIG BLONDE & OTHER STORIES, by Dorothy Parker

What do I know about Dorothy Parker? Nuthin'. But, after reading BIG BLONDE in a moment of desperation (must have short stories! Must have 'em!), I fell for her pretty completely. She's a bit like Salinger, only a girl, and that's a pretty quick way to my heart.

Though the women in her stories are woefully insecure, I think that might be more of an era thing--I'm guessing '30s? '40s?--so I let it slide. Her dialogue more than makes up for any deficiency in the characters, anyway, and her voice is so sassy I can hardly stand it. Does anybody know about some Dorothy Parker novels? I want 'em.


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