Zelda and Scott

I am having something of my own Zelda and Scott Week here at M Denise C.

I acutally looked forward to the commute this morning because I have acquired the audio version of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler. There are 10 discs and I’m already on number 3. I listened as I was driving from Tyler, Texas yesterday back to Dallas and detoured off the main highway so I would have more listening time. The audio book is wonderfully read by Jenna Lamia, who has also narrated The Secret Life of Bees, a version of The Help, Girl with a Pearl Earring, and a cadre of other books, including many YA books. I spend too much time in the car commuting to not enjoy the drive.

–Jenna Lamia


Here are some links to a few reviews:

I enjoyed the bookreporter review where Zelda was compared to Charlotte Perkins Gilman and her character in The Yellow Wallpaper.
 
–the beautiful Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald


Tomorrow is the release of Call Me Zelda by Erika Robuck, author of Hemingway’s Girl. I should be receiving my copy via Amazon shortly! I am sure I will immensely enjoy this novel that is told from the viewpoint of one of Zelda’s nurses from one of the sanitariums she was placed in and that came to live with the family. And, I’m sure I will be writing about this one a little later!

The Great Gatsby, the long anticipated film by Baz Luhrmann and based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, is being released on Friday. For some reason, I don’t have high hopes for this film. Maybe because it has been in the works for so long and has been delayed a time or two. That never bodes well.

Lastly, if you don’t know much about Scottie Fitzgerald, Zelda and Scott’s daughter, you should read the book by Scottie’s daughter: Scottie: The Daughter of . . . the Life of Frances Scott Fitzgerald Lanahan Smith by Eleanor Lanahan.

–Zelda and Scottie
 
I leave you with this quote from Scott:
 

  1 comment for “Zelda and Scott

  1. May 7, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Great post. Can’t believe you’re not buying the hype for Gatsby, seems like this biggest lit-adaptation in a while, everyone is making such a big deal about it! Then again, I was really looking forward to Hunter S Thompson’s The Rum Diaries, and that kind of fell to the side of the road…

    Anyway, I wanted to ask, would you be interested in having a chat about promoting your writing on a social media site called Blurtit.com that I’m launching? We’re a Q&A platform – and I’m really keen to get some talented bloggers involved in our community before we roll out to the rest of the world.

    If you’re interested, please email me at kass@blurtit.com and I’ll send you an invite code to have a snoop around the site!

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