REVIEW: APPOINTMENT IN SAMARRA by John O’Hara

Flavorwire named it one of the ten books to read “While You’re Waiting for The Great Gatsby to Come Out.”  Fran Lebowitz said John O’Hara is the “real F. Scott Fitzgerald.”  So what’s with all the praise?  This was O’Hara’s first novel (published in 1934), but he also wrote BUtterfield 8 (made into a film…

REVIEW: BRIGHT YOUNG PEOPLE

Considering my obsession with this period in history, and some of its tenants, I cannot believe it took me so long to find this book. I have heard, anecdotally, of the Bright Young People but I knew little about their specifics. Even with this marvelous history as a guide, they are still a fluid, amorphous…