Poet, playwright and writer of short fiction, Dorothy Parker is perhaps best known for her sharp, bitingly funny witticisms.
At a Halloween party she asked what game guests were playing; on being told "Ducking for apples," Parker replied: "There but for a typographical error, is the story of my life."
Parker began her career as a writer in 1916 writing captions for fashion photographs for Vogue. She went on to write drama criticism for Vanity Fair and became part of the famous Algonquin Roundtable.
-- A Reader's Guide to Twentieth Century Writers
Pub Date: 09/26/99