Dorothy Parker

2 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 52 ratings

Farewell, Dorothy Parker Publisher's Summary

When it comes to movie critics Violet Epps is a powerhouse voice. Equally unafraid of big Hollywood names and public opinion, her biting reviews are widely quoted.

But when it comes to her own life, Violet finds herself unable to speak up - paralyzed by crippling social anxiety. When a chance encounter at the famous Algonquin Hotel unleashes the feisty spirit of the long-dead Dorothy Parker, the famous literary critic of the 1920’s, Violet thinks she is going crazy. But as the rematerialized Mrs. Parker helps her face her fears, Violet realizes how much she has been missing by keeping quiet. It turns out though, that the shade has problems of her own, not the least of which include equal portions of narcissism and pessimism and the inability to move on to her afterlife.

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  • Book 1

    • Farewell, Dorothy Parker

    • By: Ellen Meister
    • Narrated by: Angela Brazil
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    When it comes to movie critics Violet Epps is a powerhouse voice. Equally unafraid of big Hollywood names and public opinion, her biting reviews are widely quoted. But when it comes to her own life, Violet finds herself unable to speak up - paralyzed by crippling social anxiety. When a chance encounter at the famous Algonquin Hotel unleashes the feisty spirit of the long-dead Dorothy Parker, the famous literary critic of the 1920’s, Violet thinks she is going crazy. But as the rematerialized Mrs. Parker helps her face her fears, Violet realizes how much she has been missing by keeping quiet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun with Dorothy

    • By MoxyIdeas on 08-18-13

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • Dorothy Parker Drank Here

    • By: Ellen Meister
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Heavenly peace? No, thank you. Dorothy Parker would rather wander the famous halls of the Algonquin Hotel, drink in hand, searching for someone, anyone, who will keep her company on this side of eternity. After 40 years she thinks she’s found the perfect candidate in Ted Shriver, a brilliant literary voice of the 1970s, silenced early in a promising career by a devastating plagiarism scandal. Now a prickly recluse, he hides away in the old hotel slowly dying of cancer, which he refuses to treat.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful!!

    • By Lenox on 03-12-15

    Regular price: $20.99