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The Dorothy Parker Audio Collection

by Dorothy Parker

Title Details

Abridged Edition
Running Time
5 Hrs. 30 Min.


Author, poet, screenwriter and outstanding member of the legendary Algonquin Round Table, Dorothy Parker was known for her quick wit, keen observations, and remarkable insight into the human condition. Regarded as brilliant, but known to be an alcoholic and often depressed, Parker's work pushes all buttons at once: humor, anger, love, pity and everything in between ... she pulled no punches, writing with pure, unadulterated passion; her work is timeless and as pertinent to today's society as it was to that of the time she wrote.

Among the gems included in this collection are her first published short story, "Such a Pretty Little Picture" and her O. Henry Award winner "Big Blonde," several other short stories, and, unlike other audio collections, some of her review work.


Big Blonde
Review of Emily Post
Dusk before Fireworks
Review of Redemption
But the One on the Right
Diary of a New York Lady
The Game
Just a Little One
The Bolt Behind the Blue
Valedictory Review
Such a Pretty Little Picture
Lady With a Lamp
The Waltz
Cousin Larry
A Telephone Call

Performed by Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Alfre Woodard, & Shirley Booth

About the Author:

Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), a celebrated member of the famed New York literary circle the Algonquin Round Table, wrote short stories for The New Yorker for 30 years. She was married once to Edwin Pond Parker II, whom she divorced, and twice to Alan Campbell. Dorothy Parker died on June 7, 1967, leaving her estate to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She also provided that in the event of his death, her estate would pass to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

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