Dorothy Parker Drank Here

Dorothy Parker Drank Here

The acid-tongued Dorothy Parker is back and haunting the halls of the Algonquin with her piercing wit, audacious voice, and unexpectedly tender wisdom.

Heavenly peace? No, thank you. Dorothy Parker would rather wander the famous halls of the Algonquin Hotel, drink in hand, searching for someone, anyone, who will keep her company on this side of eternity.

After forty years she thinks she’s found the perfect candidate in Ted Shriver, a brilliant literary voice of the 1970s, silenced early in a promising career by a devastating plagiarism scandal. Now a prickly recluse, he hides away in the old hotel slowly dying of cancer, which he refuses to treat. If she can just convince him to sign the infamous guestbook of Percy Coates, Dorothy Parker might be able to persuade the jaded writer to spurn the white light with her. Ted, however, might be the only person living or dead who’s more stubborn than Parker, and he rejects her proposal outright.  

When a young, ambitious TV producer, Norah Wolfe, enters the hotel in search of Ted Shriver, Parker sees another opportunity to get what she wants. Instead, she and Norah manage to uncover such startling secrets about Ted’s past that the future changes for all of them.

Title:Dorothy Parker Drank Here
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780399166877
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    Dorothy Parker Drank Here Reviews

  • Judy D Collins

    Wacky, hilarious, and entertaining! Shaken and definitely, stirred. Just purchased Meister's two audiobooks, Farewell Dorthy Parker and The Other Life. Dorothy Parker, an American poet, short story...

  • Jaylia3

    This entertaining novel featuring the ghost of witty Dorothy Parker is, of course, full of tart-tongued repartee, but along with the humor is a surprisingly moving story of friendship and family. Thou...

  • Myfanwy

    I am a huge fan of Ellen Meister and having read all of her books (all of which I have loved) I can say without a doubt that this is my favorite, Once again, Meister managed to surprise and delight me...

  • Melissa I

    Spoiler FreeI had so much fun with this book. Laughs, some shocker surprises, guessing all the way through. Once again, #PutnamBooks puts out another great from an awesome Author. I just finished so m...

  • Laurie

    Norah Wolfe has a long standing obsession with has-been author Ted Shriver. When her mother gave her a copy of one of his books when she was 13, his words touched her so deeply she almost couldn’t f...

  • Sherry

    A must read for Dorothy Parker fans! Dorothy Parker is alive again- well, sort of. Because of a guest book she signed at the Algonquin Hotel, she's become the resident ghost there- a fact that brings ...

  • Chris  C - A Midlife Wife

    It has been a while since I had as much fun reading a book as this one. I love when an author has a dry wit that shines through between the lines. This story is like none other I have read. I fell in ...

  • Sandy

    I gulped this book down, with relish, as quickly as Mrs. Parker was known to imbibe a gin and tonic. "Dorothy Parker Drank Here" by Ellen Meister is a laugh aloud funny book. The acerbic Dorothy Parke...

  • Meg - A Bookish Affair

    In "Dorothy Parker Drank Here," famous writer and wit, Dorothy Parker is a ghost haunting the famous Algonquin Hotel. The Algonquin Hotel played host to so many writers in the early 20th century and P...

  • Cheryl

    Mrs Parker “wakes” to find herself sitting at her favorite bar alongside her favorite pal, Mr Benchley. He’s been waiting for her quite some time. Since he died, in fact. He wanted to escort he...