Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin

I've been wanting to read Marion Mead's Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: writers running wild in the twenties pretty much since it was published. I'm not entirely sure why except that it sounded fun.

I really know very little about American Literature but I figure that's allowed because I'm not American. I haven't read a lot of the American "greats". I don't know much about authors themselves either.

While, yes, this is non-fiction, do I think that everything in this book is exactly as depicted? Er...no. The book reads as a novelized version of fact. I have no doubt there is fact there. I'm just not sure where truth leaves off and novelization takes over.

I also highly suspect that if you've read about Dorothy Parker, Zelda Fitzgerald, Edna St. Vincent Millay or Edna Ferber there won't be many new facts for you in this book. But if you don't care about that, or that fact that it feels novelized, it's a fun, gossipy read.

Oh and I think my liver wept in sympathy pains cause OMG did they drink a lot.

Sidenote: this was an original A-Z challenge book but then when I didn't have library access I substituted this with another book, which I haven't read yet, so I'm saying screw it and reinstating this one as an "official" A-Z challenge book.