Underneath the wit, Dorothy Parker was a tortured soul
Bill Eichenberger's book review of The Portable Dorothy Parker by biographer Marion Meade, in Sunday April 2nd's The Columbus Dispatch, was sent to us by a reader.
She is credited with numerous puns, including, upon the occasion of her abortion, "It serves me right for putting all my eggs in one bastard."HT: hammerkg.
But behind the lacerating wit and tossed-off lines was a writer of seriousness, compelled toward love but incapable of it, obsessed by suicide but incapable of it.