Everything you need to understand or teach Big Blonde by Dorothy Parker.
The story opens with a description of the main character, Hazel Morse. She is defined in terms of her appearance, men's desire for her, and her vanity. A brief and vague description of her early adulthood follows: Her mother had died when she was in her twenties and she had taken a job as a model. During this period she worked to be popular, especially with men. This entailed going out, being fun, and being a "good sport."
She meets Herbie Morse when she is nearly thirty and marries him six weeks later. Herbie is a dapper man and a heavy drinker. During the first months of the marriage she is happy. She begins to realize how tired she had grown of being the sort of woman who was popular with men. She is relieved that she no longer has to be so much fun, and she takes to... View more of the Big Blonde Summary