Kevin Fitzpatrick presents and signs Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide

Few writers have earned Dorothy Parker's reputation for drinking as much or as hard, and fewer still have achieved her notorious skill at wisecracking wit. Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, president of the Dorothy Parker Society, gives us an intoxicating new look at the doyenne of the ripping riposte through the lens she most preferred: the bottom of a glass. A bar book for Parker enthusiasts and literary tipplers alike, "Under the Table" offers a unique take on Parker, the infamous Algonquin Round Table, and the Jazz Age by profiling and celebrating the drinks that she, her bitter friends, and sweetest enemies enjoyed and discussed. Each entry of this delicious compendium offers a fascinating and lively background of a period cocktail, its ingredients, and the characters associated with it. The book also features a special selection of twenty-first century speakeasy-style recipes from top mixologists from across the country. A complete recipe with detailed instructions forms the centerpiece of each entry, and topping it off are illuminating excerpts from Parker's poems, stories, and other writings that will allow you to enjoy her world from the speakeasies of New York City to the watering holes of Hollywood. (Lyons Press)
This event will be preceded by a two hour tour of Dorothy Parker’s former homes and haunts in Hollywood and Beverly Hills ending with the event at Book Soup. If you wish to sign up for the tour, please visit TicketWeb and the “Jazz Age LA Tours & the Dorothy Parker Society: Dorothy Parker's Los Angeles Tour” listing.
Event date: 
Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
8818 W Sunset Blvd
90069 West Hollywood
Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide By Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, Allen Katz (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, Allen Katz (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780762792689
Availability: Backordered
Published: Lyons Press - November 5th, 2013