Friday, May 23, 2014

Big News for Dorothy Parker Fans

Next week, Penguin Classics is releasing two new especials on Dorothy Parker, and they are must reads for every Dorothy Parker fan.

THE LAST DAYS OF DOROTHY PARKER: The Extraordinary Lives of Dorothy Parker and Lillian Hellman and How Death Can Be Hell on Friendship
 Dorothy Parker biographer Marion Meade shares insight into the last days in the life of Dorothy Parker—the horrible and the hilarious—including her colorful friendship with Lillian Hellman, and the bizarre afterlife of Parker’s remains from a file cabinet on Wall Street to a small burial site by the NAACP office in Baltimore.
 Only $2.99 on Kindle, NookKobo and iTunes

ALPINE GIGGLE WEEK: How Dorothy Parker Set Out to Write the Great American Novel and Ended Up in a TB Colony Atop an Alpine Peak 
A little known, rediscovered letter: an SOS from a woman trapped on a Swiss mountaintop in a TB colony with no idea how to escape—that woman being Dorothy Parker.
Only $1.99 on Kindle, Nook, Kobo and iTunes

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I'll be moderating an online Q&A with Marion Meade on my Facebook page. It's your chance to find out everything you ever wanted to know about Dorothy Parker.
Date:  Tuesday, May 27, 8:00 pm ET

Thursday, May 08, 2014


It's official. My new book--the prequel to Farewell, Dorothy Parker--will be published by Putnam on February 19! (I've been working on this a while, but it's exciting to know I'm in the queue. This is when it starts to feel real.)

I can't reveal too much about the story at this point, except to say that the ghost of Dorothy Parker is once again the main character, and that most of the action takes place at the Algonquin Hotel. Dorothy Parker Drank Here will be my fifth published novel.

If you haven't yet read Farewell, Dorothy Parker, I hope you'll want to remedy that soon. If you buy the trade paperback edition, you're guaranteed to get a signed copy, no matter where you order from. It's also available in ebook and audio versions. Here are some links:

Paperback: Amazon • Barnes & Noble • Books-A-Million • IndieBound • Walmart

Ebook: Kindle • Nook • Kobo • iTunes 

Audio: Amazon • Audible B&N   BAM  iTunes


"I loved it ... Meister has caught the nuance and language of what I imagine to be the consummate Dorothy Parker."

"Delicious entertainment." 
                    —Cleveland Plain Dealer

 "In this funny yet tender homage to Dorothy Parker, [Meister] resurrects the iconic wit of the literary legend."
                    —Library Journal

"Meister skillfully translates the rapier-like wit of the Algonquin Round Table to modern-day New York ... [with] pathos, nuanced characters, plenty of rapid-fire one-liners, and a heart-rending denouement."
                    —Publishers Weekly