Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: The Last Days of Dorothy Parker by Marion Meade

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of 

Anyone can participate. just do the following.
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t  give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week's teaser comes from The Last Days of Dorothy Parker - The Extraordinary Lives of Dorothy Parker and Lillian Hellman and How Death Can Be Hell on Friendship by Marion Meade. This book was published May 27, 2014 by Penguin Classics.

The teaser comes from about 7% into the Kindle Version, location 138. S.J. Perelman describing Dottie's entrance at a 1932 cocktail party he happened to be attending.

As befitted one of Manhattan's all-stars, she was tricked out in a soigne black Lanvin outfit, feathered toque, and opera-length gloves, and immediately made every woman in the place look like a frump. Her condition, as he charitably described it, was "visibly gassed."

Besides her wit and some other things, at that time in her life she was famous for her drinking to excess. 

So, What's your teaser this week? Leave a link in the comment below, or if you don't have a blog, leave your teaser. I look forward to hearing from you.


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    1. Really. Right up to the "Visibly Gassed." My mother kept saying that he should have said something else like tipsy lol. But I get the feeling it wouldn't have described the depth of the amount she had been drinking.