The Dorothy Parker Audio Collection

Abridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2005
5 hours 30 minutes
A variety of work from one of the most quotable of all twentieth-century authors—the inimitable Dorothy Parker

Author, poet, screenwriter and outstanding member of the legendary Algonquin Round Table, Dorothy Parker was known for her quick wit, keen observations, and remarkable insight into the human condition. Regarded as brilliant, but known to be an alcoholic and often depressed, Parker’s work pushes all buttons at once: humor, anger, love, pity and everything in bewteen…she pulled no punches, writing with pure, unadulterated passion; her work is timeless and as pertinent to today’s society as it was to that of the time she wrote.

Among the gems included in this collection are her first published short story, Such a Pretty Little Picture and her O. Henry Award winner Big Blonde, several other short stories, and, unlike other audio collections, some of her work, including her 1918 New Yorker piece on Tolstoy’s play Redemption and a 1927 Vanity Fair review of Emily Post’s Ettiquette.
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Nell Molloy

This is a true gem for fans of Dorothy Parker. Her wit and acerbic humor really shone through the fine readings done by all who performed. I couldn't wait to finish it !

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Delightful and funny. The stories provide a comprehensive portrait of the author and her world. "The Game" was haunting and "Lady with the Lamp" was sad, but comic relief was sprinkled throughout. Especially humorous was "Diary of a New York Lady."

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Kim Townsel

This held my interest; I even replayed some of the stories. Cynthia Nixon is an excellent narrator, providing just the right animation and cadence.

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This collection of short stories displays the edgy and sardonic humor of a classic American author.

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