Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays: Farewell, Dorothy Parker


This week my teaser lines come from Farewell, Dorothy Parker by Ellen Meister.  I haven't actually started this one yet, but it's next up.  Apparently the book's central character, movie critic Violet Epps, somehow summons up the spirit of Dorothy Parker.  Sounds interesting, and I'm looking forward to reading it.  My teaser comes from an uncorrected proof of the novel, so please remember that the quote could be different in the finished edition.
Mrs. Parker was sounding particularly morose, even for her.
"Are you okay?" Violet asked.
"I'm dead, my dear child, so the answer to that is unequivocal -- I am most definitely not okay." (p.241)
I've always loved Dorothy Parker's writing.  She could be so deliciously nasty -- like the quote that begins Meister's book: "The first thing I do when I get up in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue."



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8 comments:

  1. I can see how being dead would ruin your mood! Great teaser.
    My Teaser is from SCARLET NIGHTS.

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  2. Great teaser, sounds like an interesting read! My teaser: If Walls Could Talk

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  3. I like this teaser! Here is my teaser for this week.

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  4. I didn't know about this book! Thanks for the heads up- it looks interesting. I've always loved Dorothy Parker!

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  5. I didn't know about this either but she could swing those zingers.

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  6. Yes, definitely a book that sounds intriguing...love that teaser.

    Here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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  7. Sounds captivating.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/02/teaser-tuesday.html

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