Suggested Reading

Edna FerberSuggested Reading

Books For Fans of the Vicious Circle

Franklin P. Adams. The Diary of our Own Samuel Pepys (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1935).

Franklin P. Adams. The Melancholy Lute: The Humorous Verse of Franklin P. Adams (New York: Dover, 1962).

Polly Adler. A House Is Not a Home (New York: Rinehart, 1953).

Sally Ashley. F.P.A.: The Life and Times of Franklin Pierce Adams (New York: Beaufort Books, 1986).

Nathaniel Benchley. Robert Benchley, A Biography (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1955).

Nat Benchley and Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, eds. The Lost Algonquin Round Table (New York: Donald Books, 2009).

Joan T. Brittain. Laurence Stallings (Boston: Twayne, 1975).

Heywood Broun. Seeing Things at Night (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1921).

Heywood Hale Broun. Whose Little Boy Are You? (New York: St. Martin’s, 1983).

John Mason Brown. The Worlds of Robert E. Sherwood: Mirror to His Times, 1896-1939 (New York: Harper & Row, 1962).

Joseph Bryan III. Merry Gentlemen (and One Lady) (New York: Atheneum, 1986).

Frank Case. Tales of a Wayward Inn (New York: Frederick A. Stokes Co., 1938).

Marc Connelly. Voices Offstage: A Book of Memoirs (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1968).

Andrew Dolkart. Guide to New York City Landmarks (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1998).

Robert E. Drennan. The Algonquin Wits (Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press, 2002).

Edna Ferber. A Peculiar Treasure (New York: Doubleday, 1960).

Kevin C. Fitzpatrick. The Algonquin Round Table New York, A Literary Guide (Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2015).

Kevin C. Fitzpatrick. A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York (Berkeley, CA: Roaring Forties Press, 2013).

Kevin C. Fitzpatrick. Under The Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide (Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2013).

James R. Gaines. Wit’s End: Days and Nights of the Algonquin Round Table (New York: Harcourt, 1977).

Brian Gallagher. Anything Goes: The Jazz Age Adventures of Neysa McMein and Her Extravagant Circle of Friends (New York: Random House, 1987).

Margalo Gillmore. Four Flights Up (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1964).

Jane Grant. Ross, The New Yorker, and Me (New York: Reynal, 1968).

Margaret Case Harriman. The Vicious Circle: The Story of the Algonquin Round Table (New York: Rinehart, 1950).

Susan Henry. Anonymous in Their Own Names: Doris E. Fleischman, Ruth Hale, and Jane Grant (Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2012).

Gordon Kahn and Al Hirschfeld. The Speakeasies of 1932 (New York: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2004).

Beatrice Kaufman and Joseph Hennessey, eds. The Letters of Alexander Woollcott (New York: Viking Press, 1944).

Marilyn Kaytor. “21”: The Life and Times of New York’s Favorite Club (New York: Viking Adult, 1975).

Dale Kramer. Heywood Broun: A Biographical Portrait (New York: Current Books, 1949).

Dale Kramer. Ross and The New Yorker (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1951).

Thomas Kunkel. Genius in Disguise: Harold Ross of The New Yorker (New York: Random House, 1995).

Marion Meade. Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? (New York: Villard, 1988).

Richard Merryman. Mank: The Wit, World, and Life of Herman Mankiewicz (New York: William Morrow, 1978).

Herbert Mitgang. Once Upon a Time in New York: Jimmy Walker, Franklin Roosevelt, and the Last Great Battle of the Jazz Age (New York: Cooper Square Press, 2000).

Dorothy Parker. The Portable Dorothy Parker (New York: Penguin Books, 1944, 2006).

Dorothy Parker, Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, ed. Dorothy Parker Complete Broadway, 1918-1923 (New York: Donald Books, 2014).

Dorothy Parker, Stuart Y. Silverstein, ed. Not Much Fun: The Lost Poems of Dorothy Parker (New York: Scribner, 2009).

James A. Pegolotti. Deems Taylor: A Biography (Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2003).

Sally Pemberton. Portrait of Murdock Pemberton: The New Yorker’s First Art Critic (Chicago: Picture Book Press, 2011).

Donald Ogden Stewart. By a Stroke of Luck! An Autobiography (London: Paddington Press, 1975).

Frank Sullivan. Through the Looking Glass (New York: Doubleday, 1970).

Howard Teichmann. George S. Kaufman: An Intimate Portrait (New York: Atheneum, 1972).

Howard Teichmann. Smart Aleck: The Wit, World, and Life of Alexander Woollcott (New York: William Morrow, 1976).

James Thurber. The Years with Ross (New York: Little, Brown, 1959).

Stanley Walker. The Night Club Era (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999).

Kevin Walsh. Forgotten New York: Views of a Lost Metropolis (New York: HarperCollins, 2006).

John V. A. Weaver. In American: The Collected Poems of John V. A. Weaver (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939).

Peggy Wood. How Young You Look: Memoirs of a Middle-Sized Actress (New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1941).

Ben Yagoda. About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made (New York: Scribner, 2000).