Drinking with Dead Women Writers (Drinking with Dead Writers)

| April 26, 2013

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Drinking with Dead Women Writers (Drinking with Dead Writers)

“A rare mix of cleverness and intellect, and a total blast to read.” -Alan Heathcock, award winning author of VOLT.

“Engaging and revealing, but most of all, flat out funny.” -Flashlight Commentary

Essays on drinking with Dorothy Parker, Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Erma Bombeck, The Bronte Sisters, Willa Cather, Emily Dickinson, George Eliot, Margaret Mead, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Margaret Mitchell, Carson McCullers, Flannery O’Connor, Sylvia Plath, Ayn Rand and Virginia Woolf.

Facts about Dead Women Writers:
Most early female writers used pen names because women weren’t regarded as competent writers.

Margaret Mitchell wrote only one published novel in her lifetime, but Gone with the Wind won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937 and sold more than 30 million copies.

Emily Dickinson was so paranoid that she only spoke to people from behind a door.

Carson McCullers wrote The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter at age 22. Her husband wanted them to commit suicide in the French countryside, but she refused.

Ambrose and Turner explore these and other intriguing facts about the most famous (but departed) women in literary history.

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