Doug Parker will discuss his acclaimed biography “Ogden Nash: The Life and Work of America’s Laureate of Light Verse”

by Ojailibrary on September 11, 2013

Saturday,  September 28   2:00 – 3:00 P.M.

Ojai Library; 111 E. Ojai Ave; Ojai, CA

Doug Parker will describe his experience in writing the book, recount some of the highlights of Nash’s life, and read some of Nash’s most entertaining and provocative verse. Ogden Nash was America’s most popular poet from the Nineteen Thirties until his death in 1971. Nash wrote gentle satire about a wide range of human foibles, but some of his favorite subjects involved the relationships, romantic or otherwise, between men and women. Possibly his most widely remembered verse today is the brief but pointed

“Reflection on Ice-Breaking”: Candy, Is dandy. But liquor, Is quicker.

Humorist Mark Russell wrote that “Douglas Parker’s superb biography of Ogden Nash is the book I would rather find in a hotel drawer than the Gideon Bible.”

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