Bernice Bobs Her Hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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It's one of my favorite pieces by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
-Dolce Bellezza

Synopsis

Based on actual letters Fitzgerald sent to his sister to help her on how to be more attractive for men, "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" is the story of a socially hopeless girl being changed into a socially attractive girl to end up attracting the boy of her helper.

The story is a depiction of the changing face of youth during Fitzgerald's time and has been adapted into several movies as it remains a story that impressed all readers over the years.
 

About F. Scott Fitzgerald

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F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of the major American writers of the twentieth century -- a figure whose life and works embodied powerful myths about our national dreams and aspirations. Fitzgerald was talented and perceptive, gifted with a lyrical style and a pitch-perfect ear for language. He lived his life as a romantic, equally capable of great dedication to his craft and reckless squandering of his artistic capital. He left us one sure masterpiece, The Great Gatsby; a near-masterpiece, Tender Is the Night; and a gathering of stories and essays that together capture the essence of the American experience. His writings are insightful and stylistically brilliant; today he is admired both as a social chronicler and a remarkably gifted artist.
 
Published March 5, 2013 by Palmera Publishing. 36 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Bernice Bobs Her Hair
All: 7 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 1

Helium

Above average
on Aug 12 2011

It reads rather like a Roaring Twenties version of the City Mouse and the Country Mouse fable of Aesop fame, complete with dances and the social importance of banter.

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Helium

Good
on Aug 12 2011

Because of the story’s jazz age setting, Fitzgerald’s use of the traditional and modern feminine ideals adds depth to the story.

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Dolce Bellezza

Good
Reviewed by Dolce Bellezza on Mar 23 2011

It's one of my favorite pieces by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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A Striped Armchair

Above average
Reviewed by A Striped Armchair on Jan 12 2009

This story...brought up a lot of issues in my mind. However, at the same time...How can I trust a man, especially a man who might have ‘invented’ the flapper, to show what’s actually going on in girl’s heads?

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Review Me Maybe

Good
Reviewed by Milan Brahney on Oct 17 2012

“Bernice Bobs Her Hair” is a scandalous short story that will keep you amused from beginning to end.

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KBurdsallReview

Good
Reviewed by Kylie Burdsall on Oct 14 2012

Fitzgerald’s distinctive perspective and rare ability to accurately depict teenage girls struggles makes his short story, “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” exceptional.

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Fitzgerald Musings

Good
Reviewed by Laurie Jensen on Oct 11 2010

I love, love, love Bernice Bobs Her Hair. If you are new to Fitzgerald's short stories, this is the one I recommend you starting with.

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