Wednesday, March 30, 2005

"A Patriotic Short" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Back in his glory days, Pat Hobby the screenwriter had wealth, women, rewards--and a swimming pool. Now he has nothing but the memories, and here's one, of the day the president of the United States himself paid his respects. Read by Scoot.

Not long before his untimely death, the largely forgotten writer F. Scott Fitzgerald was publishing a series of stories in Esquire magazine detailing his own bittersweet experiences in Hollywood. No longer forgotten, Fitzgerald is one of the best-loved writers of the twentieth century, of course, and if you still haven't read The Great Gatsby or Tender is the Night, you should begin today.

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