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    • Selected Readings from The Portable Dorothy Parker

    • By: Edited by Marion Meade
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 44

    When it comes to expressing the pleasure and pain of being just a touch too smart to be happy, Dorothy Parker is still the champion. Along with Robert Benchley, Alexander Woollcott, and the rest of the Algonquin Round Table, she dominated American popular literature in the 1920s and 1930s. This collection of more than 30 short stories and poems is essential for any Parker fan and an excellent way for new listeners to make the acquaintance of one of the 20th century's most quotable authors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What women really think

    • By Barry on 07-20-12

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Dorothy Parker

    • By: Marion Meade
    • Narrated by: Grace Conlin
    • Length: 17 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    She was known for her outrageous one-liners, her ruthless theater criticism, her clever verses and bittersweet stories. But there was another side to Dorothy Parker, a private life set on a course of destruction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • heartbreaking and hilarious

    • By Heimo on 01-05-10

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin

    • Writers Running Wild in the Twenties
    • By: Marion Meade
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 67

    This is an exuberant group portrait of four extraordinary writers, Zelda Fitzgerald, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Dorothy Parker, and Edna Ferber, whose loves, lives, and literary endeavors captured the spirit of the 1920s.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating lives!

    • By Diana on 02-19-05

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Buster Keaton

    • Cut to the Chase
    • By: Marion Meade
    • Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Buster Keaton (1895-1966) was a brilliant comedian and filmmaker who conceived, wrote, directed, acted, and even edited most of his ten feature films and nineteen short comedies, which are perhaps the finest silent pictures ever made. With a face of stone and a mind that engineered breathtakingly intricate moments of slapstick, Keaton has become an icon of the American cinema. Marion Meade's definitive biography explores his often brutal childhood acting experiences, the making of his masterpieces, his shame at his own lack of education, his life-threatening alcoholism, and his turbulent marriages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great overall history of one of the greats

    • By Michael on 07-29-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Unruly Life of Woody Allen

    • By: Marion Meade
    • Narrated by: Mary Woods
    • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    The first uncensored biography to investigate our era's most celebrated, distinctive, and confounding filmmaker reveals the controversial private life behind the iconic public persona.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • too much (sordid) information

    • By Lloyd on 01-03-09

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Lonelyhearts

    • The Screwball World of Nathanael West and Eileen McKenney
    • By: Marion Meade
    • Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
    • Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Nathanael West: novelist, screenwriter, playwright, devoted outdoorsman was one of the most gifted and original writers of his generation, a comic artist whose insight into the brutalities of modern life proved prophetic. He is famous for two masterpieces, Miss Lonelyhearts (1933) and The Day of the Locust (1939). Seventy years later, The Day of the Locust remains the most penetrating novel ever written about Hollywood.

    Regular price: $24.95