Short Story Sunday: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Bernice Bobs Her Hair”

sssFirst line: “After dark on Saturday night one could stand on the first tee of the golf-course and see the country-club windows as a yellow expanse over a very black and wavy ocean.”

Baz Lurhmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby is due out on Friday, and while I’m not even sure I’m going to see it, I thought this would be a great time to share some Fitzgerald. One of Fitzgerald’s best known short stories, “Bernice Bobs Her Hair,” with its focus on fashion, style, and popularity, doesn’t seem that far removed from modern youth culture. The characters are memorable and the vengeful ending is wickedly funny.

You can read “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” here.

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One response to “Short Story Sunday: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Bernice Bobs Her Hair”

  1. Hey best friend. I actually read this short story the other day, before you decided to to write about it in your blog. See, I’m smart.

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