F. Scott Fitzgerald

Catie Wolff

Young Childhood

I was born Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on September 24, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota. I was given the name after Francis Scott Key who wrote the Star Spangled Banner. My family made a small fortune because my mother was a grocer, but when my father lost his job I had to move.

Teenage Years

We lived back and forth between Buffalo and New York, but we had to move back to St. Paul when my father lost his job. My first published story was in my High School newspaper. It was a detective story I wrote when I was 13. For college I attended Princeton and wrote musicals and short stories, although my grades suffered. I had to drop out and joined the US Army. When I was 18 I fell in love with soon to be wife. She would not marry me until I had enough money to support the both of us, so I got out of the Army and wrote a book to get some money.


I am a writer. I have written many popular novels such as The Great Gatsby, This Side of Paradise, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Flappers and Philosophers, ect. I hope that people read my books years into the future even though they are so old. People loved me for my stories. They really felt they could relate because I based many of them in the present time. So many people liked to read them, so I hope they do years from now. A couple of years after I got married, my wife and I had a precious baby girl. Though we had our struggles, we did everything we could to make life run smoothly. After a while things began to run down hill. I had extreme drinking problem and my wife had mental health issues. I had extreme writers block and felt I was a failure. On December 21, 1940 I died at the age of 44 from a heart attack.