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On Office Life

"I hate the office; it cuts in on my social life." - Dorothy Parker

From one of her Hate Song poems, first published in Vanity Fair in 1919.

Armed with her sharp, scathing wit, Dorothy Parker wrote incisive critiques of American culture that continue to delight. In a review of her poetry, The Nation described her work as "caked with a salty humor, rough with splinters of disillusion, and tarred with a bright black authenticity." 

When imagining the young Parker, we envisioned her desk as sparse with a clean piece of paper and a dangerously sharp pencil. As for turning that into something magical, well, we'll let Dorothy do the rest. 

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