by Gary, April 13, 2009 1:33 PM
There will never be another author like Dorothy Parker. She had a style of writing all her own, and this book is a perfect introduction to her work. Complete Stories does a great job of showing Parker at her best — it shows her range and her depth, her ability to comment on issues that were considered unmentionable at the time (such as suicide, alcoholism, child abuse, abortion, infidelity), and her distaste for the artificial and the egotistical. If you are a big fan of dry humor, as I am, then you will find this book to be worth its weight in gold.