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Dorothy Parker And The Dorkiest Birthday

Hi all, I recently wrote a holiday blog for Bookreporter.com. The assignment was to write about a memorable holiday experience either giving or receiving books.

My piece about me and Dorothy Parker was published today. Click that link and lose yourself in the bliss of about 200 words.

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  • Melody Tolson December 17, 2013, 3:59 pm

    You must have been quite a sophisticated 14 year old to even know about Dorothy Parker. I didn’t come across her that young, though when I did, it was love at first jab. (If you are keeping score at home, the best book-present I ever received was when I was vacationing with in-laws and my father-in-law gave me a nice wad of cash to “treat myself to something pretty.” I came back with a (first edition) copy of So The Wind Won’t Blow It All Away, a Richard Brautigan book I hadn’t even known existed until I saw it in a second-hand book store in Phoenix. I was pretty much vibrating with excitement. My father-in-law was happy that I was happy but I remember him saying “I never knew a book could make anyone so excited.”

    • Josh Hanagarne December 18, 2013, 2:28 pm

      I don’t know about that, but I found one of her books at the library once and never looked back.

  • Daisy December 18, 2013, 7:43 pm

    Josh – I once played on a Trivia team named “Followers of Dorothy Parker.” Everyone on campus knew it had to be me and my dorm friends. Our favorite poem (at least for a while) was “One Perfect Rose.”