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‘She said what?!’

a new item to meappropriatestyle

featuring statements from outspoken women:

opinions, outlooks, observations

which they were more than willing to share.


The American poet, writer, commentator,

jet-setter of the roaring ’20s,

friend of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald

society set favourite and socialist-

Dorothy Parker

was known by fans and foes

for her barbed words and biting wit.

In 1919 she became a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table,

a salon of writers referred to as ‘The Vicious Circle’,

who regularly meet and lunched at the Algonquin Hotel, NYC.

 Dorothy Parker

“She said what?!” :

she said what? quote by dorothy parker


In addition to her literary output and outbursts,

Ms. Parker was very involved in the American Civil Rights movement.

In her will, she outlined that her entire estate

be bequeathed to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Upon his assassination in 1968, the estate of Dorothy Parker

was given to the NAACP

(The National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People).


The remains of Dorothy Parker are interned in a memorial garden

on the grounds of the NAACP headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.

A “She said what?!” quote by

Dorothy Parker (1893 – 1967)