I found out about, "The Portable Dorothy Parker," from some such list that every woman should read by some such age, I think. Anyway, it was one of those lists, either from Buzzfeed or Book Riot - obviously I cannot recall. It has been sitting on my Amazon Wish List for some time because it's one of those I couldn't get on Kindle and wasn't quite ready to make the leap and purchase the paperback because I was moving, and Lord knows, I already had enough books to pack and move.
So, when I got to Florida, one of the first things I did was get my library card because I like to borrow Overdrive books for my Kindle (if you don't know about Overdrive, look it up, it's amazing). And then, stupidly, I thought, "Hey, all those real books you have on your Wish List at Amazon may actually exist in physical form at the library." I was tickled to find so many books I have been putting off for later. There is nothing quite like walking out of a public library with a stack of thick, musty books...brings back so many memories.
I just started digging into, "The Portable Dorothy Parker", a collection of her short stories, essays, etc. and I am loving it. She is freaking hilarious. From what I gathered from the Introduction, she was quite the independent spirit in her day and, well, I think I love her.
Back to reading...