Dorothy Parker was an American civil rights, activist, poet and a journalist. She was born on August 22, 1893 in NewJersy. Her career started with her association with magazines like Vogue and Vanity Fair. In 1920s she went on to work as a book reviewer with the Newyorker magazine. The magazine published her short stories one being the award winning Big Blond. Laments for the Living and After Such Pleasures are collections of her short stories which are claimed to be tragic and funny. She also co-scripted screenplays for movies. She passed away on June 7, 1967.