A Journey Into Dorothy Parker's New York

A Journey Into Dorothy Parker s New York Taking the reader through the New York that inspired and was in turn inspired by the formidable Mrs Parker this guide uses rarely seen archival photographs from her life to illustrate Dorothy Parke

  • Title: A Journey Into Dorothy Parker's New York
  • Author: Kevin C. Fitzpatrick Marion Meade
  • ISBN: 9780976670605
  • Page: 399
  • Format: Paperback
  • Taking the reader through the New York that inspired, and was in turn inspired by, the formidable Mrs Parker, this guide uses rarely seen archival photographs from her life to illustrate Dorothy Parker s development as a writer, a formidable wit, and a public persona.

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    About " Kevin C. Fitzpatrick Marion Meade "

  • Kevin C. Fitzpatrick Marion Meade

    Kevin C Fitzpatrick is an independent historian who writes about New York City He is a graduate of Northeast Missouri State University and served in the U.S Marine Corps After his hitch he entered journalism and worked in newspapers, magazines, advertising agencies, and television in New York In 2016 Globe Pequot Press will publish The Governors Island Explorer s Guide, the first guidebook to the island in New York Harbor that transitioned from military base to public park The book will be packed with maps, photos, and self guided tours.Lyons Press published The Algonquin Round Table New York A Historical Guide in January 2015 It is a guidebook to the 1920s world of the famous Vicious Circle with 100 photos, maps, and rare material Under the Table A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide Lyons Press came out in November 2013 The book has 75 drink recipes with anecdotes, stories, and references to the Jazz Age and the Speakeasy Era.A Journey into Dorothy Parker s New York Roaring Forties Press had a second edition released in 2013 The book is 100 locations with 150 photos tied to the life of the writer, critic, wit and champion for social justice The book is a literary travel guide for readers to follow in Mrs Parker s footsteps.The Lost Algonquin Round Table Donald Books, 2009 was co edited with Nat Benchley, a grandson of Robert Benchley This book is the first collection of writing by than a dozen members of the Vicious Circle that met at the Algonquin Hotel.He and his friends founded the Dorothy Parker Society in 1999 He is a licensed New York City Sightseeing Guide and has been leading walking tours for almost 15 years He leads tours of Manhattan, Governors Island, and Cypress Hills National Cemetery in Brooklyn.Kevin and his family split their time between the Upper West Side and Shelter Island, Long Island.


  • I expected this to be a simple but delightful little guide book but what I got was so much more.Fitzpatrick covers all of Dorothy's life story as well as an account of the cities residential buildings, offices, restaurants and theatres where she frequented. Since much of Dorothy's history involves those in the "vicious circle" you also learn about the other members of the round table. Also included are fascinating historical photos of the cities development as well as photos of what it looks lik [...]

  • You don't need to know Dorothy Parker in order to enjoy this book, but it will help. This book depicts New York and Dorothy Parker during the roaring 20' until the 60' with the help of the author's work, photos and the apropriate historical context. I enjoyed it.

  • I truly enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to any Dorothy Parker fan. It would also make a fine read for a person interested in the history of New York City, especially during the 1920s and 1930s. I felt very sad reading about all the wonderful theaters and other buildings that have been torn down to make room for parking lots or office buildings, and the like. We do this so much in the U.S whereas in Europe buildings can stand for centuries and centuries.Another feature of this book that [...]

  • More than a history book or photo collection, this is a tour guide of a great slice of NY and one of NY's one-of-a-kinds, Dorothy Parker. Pick up this book, pick up a martini, and go to town!

  • A Journey Into Dorothy Parker’s New York, by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick -- or is it more like an insightful and entertaining study (almost a pictorial biography) of New York’s Dorothy Parker? They are really inseparable. She embodied early 20th century New York’s literary life --especially that of the Jazz Age -- quite as much as she herself was shaped by it. This in-depth guide to the numerous surviving sites associated with her opens windows into many aspects of American culture and society of [...]

  • Superb narrative and guide to Dorothy Parker's New York. A guide you can use to take a walk back in time and see where the insouciant poetess and critic lived, worked and partied as well as the goings on of the Algonquin Round Table members, their hangouts, friends and the world of theater in its heyday. An absolute must for any fan of Parker and the Jazz Age.

  • An entertaining and informative guide to the places where the redoubtable Mrs. Parker lived, worked and played.

  • A Journey into Dorothy Parker's New York is an excellent primer to those who are not entirely familiar with Parker, the Algonquin Round Table or New York in the writer's heyday between the wars. Although the book only touches on a wide range of topics within the writer's life and within the ever-changing landscape of the literary side of New York City, fans of Parker will get just as much enjoyment out of this book as newcomers to her work. The book's layout provides plenty of room for photos, m [...]

  • I love Kevin's work and I cannot rate this book highly enough. If you're a Dorothy Parker fan or a fan of NYC history, definitely look up his tours, too!

  • Discovered this one at the Bookmine in Jacksonville, FL - a second hand bookstore that I could move a cot in and live there! Seems like acres of books to discover within the store walls - Nirvana for sure. The book is a view of New York through the eyes of the Algonquin (sp?) Roundtable group. Neat book with loads of photos of the NY of the time and how Dorothy fit into it. May not be for everyone since it is heavy on the NY buildings but what a treat.

  • This is a half-baked biography of Dorothy Parker in the form of scanty sketches of the buildings and streets in New York. I expected to get a touch of the ethos of 1920s New York, but I guess the task should better be left to Dorothy Parker's own short stories than a book like this.

  • It was interesting and had lots of great photos. It makes you want to wise crack and read some Dorothy Parker.

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