Wednesday, May 24, 2006

118. About the Author - Dorothy Parker

(from Sunset Gun)

Dorothy Parker is slightly over five feet in height, dark and attractive, with somewhat weary eyes and a sad mouth. Her favorite possession is Robinson, a dachshund. She is superstitious, pessimistic, hates to be alone, and prefers to be considered a satirist rather than a humorist. She usually writes in longhand, crossing out every other word in order to achieve the utmost simplicity; she tries to avoid a feminine style. Being extremely near-sighted, she wears glasses when writing, but she has never been seen on the street with them. Earnest Hemingway is her favorite author—flowers and a good cry are reported to be among her favorite diversions.