Girls who wear glasses

June 27, 2013

My name is Dorothy Parker; poet, critic, satirist and wit. I wrote my poem, News Item, back in 1936, in the hope that one day girls who wear glasses will be deemed more attractive than they are now. Hell, maybe one day women will stop caring what men think altogether.

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Photograph by Amanda Law (but inspired by Dolly Dolly)

** you should read the whole of News Item. It’s an absolute classic and only two lines long. Dorothy Parker’s quotes are well worth checking out too. Unfortunately my favourite isn’t repeatable here!

 

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3 Responses to “Girls who wear glasses”

  1. LindaGHill said

    Let me guess, the one that ends in “… or visa versa.”?

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