Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Get Caught Reading Month – Writers who have inspired me – Dorothy Parker

I was given a book 40 years ago by an old friend and it has been my companion every since. Dorothy Parker (née Rothschild; August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was an American poet, writer, critic, and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th-century urban foibles. I love her poetry and she was a woman born before her time.. I would love to have discovered what she thought about the world today…A writer who inspired me to write.

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to the third in my Get Caught Reading Month posts…this week a woman with an acerbic wit and who could write the most beautiful poetry. Whilst appearing to be this witty and sophisticated woman of her times, there is an element of poignancy and vulnerability present in her work, that makes it all the more appealing.

If I was able to invite guests who are no longer with us to a dinner party, Dorothy Parker would definitely be one of them.

I was given a copy of The Penquin Dorothy Parkernearly 40 years ago as a parting gift from a very good friend. I still have it on the shelves next to my desk and will often reach out and browse for half an hour or so to get my writing mojo back.

The book contains stories and poems published in 1944… in the blurb it says ”

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About Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.

My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/about-me/

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