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Dorothy Parker Drank Here (A Dorothy Parker Novel)

Ellen Meister


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In a prequel to her appearance in Ellen Meister’s “delicious”* Farewell, Dorothy Parker, the acid-tongued writer haunts the halls of the Algonquin Hotel with her piercing wit and unexpectedly tender wisdom.
Death cannot quell the feisty spirit of Dorothy Parker.
For more than forty years, Mrs. Parker has been spurning the white light and wandering the famous halls of the Algonquin, drink in hand, searching for someone—anyone—who will keep her company on this side of eternity.
She may have found the perfect candidate in Ted Shriver, a brilliant literary voice of the 1970s, silenced early in a promising career by a devastating plagiarism scandal. He is now a recluse hiding away in the old hotel, waiting to die.
But when a young, ambitious TV producer enters the hotel in search of Shriver, she and Dorothy Parker begin to discover a host of secrets surrounding the life of the famous man—and why he seems as anxious to enter the beyond as Mrs. Parker is to avoid it.

*Cleveland Plain Dealer

Praise For Dorothy Parker Drank Here (A Dorothy Parker Novel)

Praise for Dorothy Parker Drank Here
“A great comic complement to novels like The Paris Wife and Loving Frank, and if you’re not a fan of Parker’s or Meister’s already, you soon will be.”—
“Meister’s Dorothy Parker is just as sharp, witty and pleasantly mean as fans would expect. Her humanity shines through, though, along with her humor...Not even death can keep Dorothy Parker down in this sad and funny story.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Witty…Replete with the celebrated flapper-journalist’s acid wit, sharp tongue and legendary one-liners…[and] illuminates, too, Parker’s wisdom about the human condition.”—Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“[Meister] does a lovely job of imagining the voice of Dorothy Parker with equal parts wit, heartbreak, and practicality.”—Booklist
“A quicky, charming read that will delight Parker fans and stoke the curiosity of those unfamiliar with her great wit.”—Library Journal
“A wacky tale with hilarious cameo appearances...liberally sprinkled with Parker’s signature acerbic humor, wisecracks, and put-downs.”—Publishers Weekly

Berkley, 9780425278093, 384pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2015

About the Author

Ellen Meister is the author of Farewell, Dorothy Parker; The Other Life; The Smart One; and Secret Confessions of the Applewood PTA. She teaches creative writing at Hofstra University Continuing Education and does public speaking about her books and other literary issues.