Instability alone isn’t charming


What’s it about?
Z is for Zelda Fitzgerald, noted artist and wife of F Scott Fitzgerald, of Great Gatsby fame. This is her fictionalized life story, her southern childhood, her charmed life with Scott, her insanity later in life.

Why should you read it?
I don’t know. I found Zelda actually quite annoying. I had the impression she was supposed to be charming, but alas. I was not entranced by her; worse, it made me dislike F Scott Fitzgerald, emphasizing his own instability over his talent. Regardless: I put it down and was happy to never pick it up again.