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By Ellen Miester
Series: Dorothy Parker #2
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Publication Date: 02/24/2015
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
A special thank you to Penguin First to Read for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Wacky, hilarious, and entertaining! Just purchased Meister's two audiobooks, Farewell Dorthy Parker and The Other Life. (Cannot wait to dive in).
Dorothy Parker, an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and 20th century urban foibles returns in spirit for some contemporary literary fun and games in Dorothy Parker Drank Here.
As the book opens, Parker is at the Blue Bar at the New York City Algonquin Hotel, where all her former literary drinks chums have died; however, she is staying at the hotel due to signing the old hotel manager’s magical guest book (which allows you eternity and to stay and drink—sounds like fun, right?)
Parker is focused on getting into the room of Ted Shriver, a seventies literary genius which is depressed and disgraced by a plagiarism scandal, and by the way, is dying. He is drinking heavily to drown his sorrows. She has to get him to sign the guest register prior to dying. However, he is not interested in company and wants to be left alone. Parker wants his spirit to stick around to have more drinking buddies in the afterlife.
Too add to the mix, Norah Wolfe, a young producer of a failing TV show, wants to advance her career by convincing Shriver to appear on her show. There are a few catches and surprises along the way in order for this to work.
Fun, Fun. . . I love books about witty and intriguing Dorothy Parker, and her ghost is even funnier with her scheming. This was my first book by Ellen Meister and enjoyed her humor and the clever way she allowed Parker to return in rare form.
If you enjoy literary icons from the past, mixed with humor, and magical spirits, this one is for you! Looking forward to reading the previous books and #3 in the series.
Farewell, Dorothy Parker
(Dorothy Parker #1)
When it comes to movie reviews, critic Violet Epps is a powerhouse voice.
But that’s only because she’s learned to channel her literary hero Dorothy Parker, the most celebrated and scathing wit of the twentieth century.
If only Violet could summon that kind of strength in her personal life.
Violet visits the Algonquin Hotel in an attempt to find inspiration from the hallowed dining room where Dorothy Parker and so many other famous writers of the 1920s traded barbs, but she gets more than she bargained for when Parker’s feisty spirit re-materializes. An irreverent ghost with problems of her own—including a refusal to cross over to the afterlife—Mrs. Parker helps Violet face her fears, becoming in turn mentor and tormentor…and ultimately, friend.