F. Scott Fitzgerald

by Alex Wheeler & Hunter Patterson

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F for Fifteen Fun F. Fitzgerald Facts!

1. Born on September 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

2. in 1917 he dropped out of school to join the US Army.

3. Reputation as a Playboy.

4. died of a heart attack on December 21, 1940, at 44, in Hollywood California.

5. died believing he was a failure.

6. He was named after his Second cousin 3 times removed, Francis Scott Key, the writer of the Star Spangled Banner.

7. he was a god awful speller, his book, The Side of Paradise, was described as "one of the most illiterate books of any merit ever published... full of English words misused with the most reckless abandon."

8. His Wife, Zelda Surge, was a huge "flapper".

9. in the 1930's he became a depressed alcoholic.

10. he kept an extremely detailed account of his life; logging monthly and weekly activities.

11. He never owned a house, he stayed in hotels, apartments, or rented houses.

12. He was friends with Ernest Hemingway. Unfortunately, Hemingway did not like Zelda, so the two authors gradually drifted apart.

13. His most famous work, The Great Gatsby, was considered as a failure until after he died.

14. He worked as a Hollywood screenwriter on Gone With the Wind and A Yank at Oxford.

15. he died before he finished his lat book, The Love of the Last Tycoon, which many critics said was his most accomplished work.

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