Year: 1988 Source: Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, (1988). p.133-141 SIEC No: 19910557

This article presents a biography of writer Dorothy Parker, who attempted suicide twice, but never completed suicide. The author discusses possible psychological features which prompted the attempts. He also compares Parker’s life with 2 other famous women, Virginia Woolf & Marilyn Monroe, both who committed suicide. He concludes both Woolf & Monroe had mental disorders, but Parker was not as psychiatrically disturbed. (VM)