I never knew much about Zelda other than she was married to an author I admired since high school for giving us the The Great Gatsby. After reading this fictional autobiography I find I actually admire Zelda instead.
We meet Zelda Sayre in 1918, when she is just 17, and stretching the polite boundaries of Southern society. At the time, F. Scott Fitzgerald is an army lieutenant stationed in Alabama dreaming of fame and fortune to come through his writing. He had talent, but he had very little money, and he wasn’t a Southerner, so Zelda’s family was less than happy with the relationship.
As a married couple Zelda and Scott became everything the 1920s are remembered for when it comes to excess and scandal. Everyone wanted to meet them or be seen with them from New York City to the French Riviera. As a couple they enjoyed being part of…
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