Kevin C. Fitzpatrick
Foreword by Marion Meade
Of her hometown, Dorothy Parker wrote, “I take New York personally. I am, in fact, somewhat annoyingly tender about it. A silver cord ties me tight to my city.” Readers of A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York, second edition, will learn why. Exploring more than 100 locations associated with the celebrated wit, poet, and critic, it provides an in-depth look at how Manhattan influenced Parker and how the writer held sway over her favorite city.
The new edition of A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York is packed with more than 150 illustrations, many rare and never published before, and updated information on all the sites. Readers can use the maps to trace the footsteps of the most celebrated member of the Algonquin Round Table across Manhattan. This book will appeal to both longtime Parker devotees and those just discovering her charms, as well as to fans of New York City. “I supposed that is the thing about New York,” Parker wrote in 1928. “It is always a little more than you had hoped for. Each day, there, is so definitely a new day.”
“An eye-opening account of the life and times of Dorothy Parker and a paean to Old Gotham.” —Publishers Weekly
“A stunning and highly entertaining book.” —Library Journal
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Kevin C. Fitzpatrick is the founder of the Dorothy Parker Society and leads walking tours of the Algonquin Round Table homes and haunts in Manhattan. He is a New York City writer and researcher.
ISBN: 978-1-938901-07-2 • $22.95 print • $12.95 ebook