"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." (Dorothy Parker)

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Gentle Jude
10/27/2005

"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." (Dorothy Parker) 4

This line is good. It is one of those lines like, 'I don't like cricket, I love it' except in a negative way.

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James76255
08/13/2005

"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." (Dorothy Parker) 5

Very good. I've picked up a few books this fits quite nicely. Castlebee: You would need a jackass and a catapult to pull that off. Have you seen the size of that thing?

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CastleBee
08/12/2005

"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." (Dorothy Parker) 3

As could the fictional work also known as My Life by William Jefferson Clinton.

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EschewObfuscat ion
08/11/2005

"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." (Dorothy Parker) 4

When did Dorothy read It Takes a Village?

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irishgit
08/11/2005

"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." (Dorothy Parker) 5

Parker wrote a book review column for a while called Constant Reader her memorable review of Winnie the Pooh is reproduced below in its entirety: Tonstant Weader fwowed up.

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Djahuti
01/17/2005

"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." (Dorothy Parker) 5

Dorothy Parker! We need people like her today more than ever.There is a fine art to making one laugh and think at the same instant.

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Flick01
07/06/2004

"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." (Dorothy Parker) 5

This is so typical of Dorothy Parker. She is one of my all time favorites as are most members of the Algonquin round table. Two other Parker-isms come to mind. She said You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think and If all of the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised.

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scarletfeather
05/15/2004

"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." (Dorothy Parker) 5

Dorothy Parker was one funny lady. I wish she was around today to comment on today's cultural wasteland. It would be great to hear her take on reality shows like The Bachelorette and on sleazy performers like Britney Spears. UPDATE: My favorite quote by Dorothy Parker is Everything fun is either illegal, immoral or fattening.

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Molfan
03/02/2004

"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." (Dorothy Parker) 4

this was one of her funnier quotes. she could come up with some pretty good zingers.I would also be interested in what she would have to say about recent books,movies, and television. I would not want to be on the receiving end of her insults. she did have a good witty comeback on a lot of subjects.

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JonTheMan
01/21/2004

"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." (Dorothy Parker) 5

Must have been reading Ayn Rand.

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Jed1000
10/26/2003

"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force." (Dorothy Parker) 5

One of the funniest and most articulate wits who ever lived... and this is one of her best lines.

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