Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of  Should Be Reading.

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 is a second teaser from The Last Days of Dorothy Parker by Marion Meade

My sentences come from about 60% into the book starting at location 1167:

 "For a valid reason, Lilly described Dottie as a reluctant memoirist: often enough she had been overheard saying that rather than write her story she would cut her throat with a dull knife."

(on writing a autobiography) ..."she had tried, "but it doesn't come." One reason it didn't come was her speed. For a slow paced writer who joked she put down five words and erased seven, the completion of a full length book on any subject was virtually impossible."

It's funny, but until I read this I never pictured the witty lady having any trouble writing down anything after her bon mots and certainly not something as easy for her to tell as the story of her life. So, live and learn. 

What book is your teaser from this week? Give us a taste or a link in the comments. And thanks for stopping by!


  1. Made me smile - put down five words and erased seven:) Sounds delightful.
    Here is my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/09/16/teaser-tuesdays-81-free-short-story-raker-by-christopher-a-gray-move-over-robocop/

    1. I really like the internal conflict in the android added to the external conflict. It sounds really good. And free doesn't hurt. =0) Thanks for sharing!

  2. I was actually looking at this one the other day, I think I might have to pick it up soon, it sounds like a good one.

    Here's my Teaser Tuesday
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

    1. Serena by Ron Rash looks interesting. She sounds a little unstable. glad you're enjoying it!

  3. LOVE your Teaser. I'd say Dottie is more than "reluctant!"
    Here's the link to my Tuesday post: Tumbleweeds.

    1. Cute teaser from Tumbleweeds. Kinda hate to think of their relationship evolving to a love triangle, even though it's a natural sort of progression.

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    1. Ah, midbook blues. Yeah can see where you would sympathize with her. For me it works best if I try and let go of perfection and just write and edit afterwords. A lot of times easier said than done. Good luck!

  5. Good teaser, and very intriguing book! I agree with your comment - it's hard to picture the woman of wit and bon mots as a slow-paced writer.

    Here's my Teaser.

    1. Love the sense of humor in your teaser. Adding The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing!