Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties, review, Demythologizes the Legend of Four Major 1920s Writers
Fascinating from beginning to end, "Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties" mentions the often sordid lifestyle choices. Meade just puts it out, says what happens, and explains how things resulted, for better or for worse. Of Edna St. Vincent Millay, for example, "Sleeping with the boy from "Vanity Fair" was probably a bad idea. But Vincent did it anyway. The chance to get 'Dead Music -- an Elegy' published in the magazine's July issue was too tempting."
I fully recommend "Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties" by Marion Meade. Telling well the successes, scandals and tragedies of these amazing literary lives, Meade demythologizes the romance of their legend.