Dorothy Parker Mysteries
  • Suggested (& Fun) Reading List

Wit’s End: Days and Nights of the Algonquin Round Table by James R. Gaines

You Might As Well Live: The Life and Times of Dorothy Parker by John Keats

Not Much Fun: The Lost Poems of Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker and Stuart Y. Silverstein

The Late Mrs. Dorothy Parker by Seymour Freidin

Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? by Marion Meade

Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties by Marion Meade

Laughter’s Gentle Soul by Billy Altman

Robert Benchley: His Life and Good Times by Babette Rosmond

Robert Benchley, a biography by Nathaniel G. Benchley

Ross, The New Yorker and Me by Jane Grant and Janet Flanner

Genius in Disguise: Harold Ross of the New Yorker by Thomas Kunkel

Harpo Speaks! (Limelight) by Harpo Marx and Rowland Barber


Smart Aleck: The Wit, World and Life of Alexander Woollcott by Howard Teichmann

George S Kaufman: An Intimate Portrait by Howard Teichmann

George Gershwin: His Life and Work by Howard Pollack

The Gershwins: A Pictorial Biography by Robert Kimball and Alfred Simon

Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s by Frederick Lewis Allen

Since Yesterday: The 1930’s in America, September 3, 1929 to September 3, 1939 by Frederick Lewis Allen

Boston (Volume I and Volume II) by Upton Sinclair

World’s End by Upton Sinclair (First Novel of Eleven volume series)

The Letters of Sacco and Vanzetti (Penguin Classics) by Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti

Laurette. The Intimate Biography of Laurette Taylor by MarguerCourtney

Woodrow Wilson and the Great Betrayal by Thomas Andrew Bailey

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Beautiful and Damned: A Twentieth Century Classic by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Zelda: A Biography by Nancy Milford

Everybody Was So Young, by Amanda Vaill

Hemingway: A Biography by Jeffrey Meyers

A Moveable Feast: The Restored Edition by Ernest Hemingway,

The Fabulous Lunts : a Biography of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontaine by Jared Brown

The House of Barrymore by Margot Peters

Good Night, Sweet Prince: The Life and Times of John Barrymore by Gene Fowler

We Barrymores. The Life Story of a Fabulous Member of a Fabulous Family. As Told to Cameron Shipp by Lionel Barrymore


Memories .. an autobiography of Ethel Barrymore

The Third Rose; Gertrude Stein and Her World by John Brinnin

Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent

My Life in Three Acts by Helen Hayes and Katherine Hatch

Miss Tallulah Bankhead by Lee Israel

Tallulah by Brendan Gill

Ferber, A Biography of Edna Ferber and Her Circle by Julie Goldsmith Gilbert

Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford

Feeding The Lions: An Algonquin Cookbook by Frank Case

Porgy by DuBose Heyward


The Big Sea by Langston Hughes

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