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September 24, 2010

Interesting facts about F. Scott Fitzgerald on what would have been his birthday

  • Did you know that his parents were obsessed with his well-being? Both of his older sisters died (at the ages of one and three years old) while his mom was pregnant with him, so I guess it's understandable. Eventually they did have another daughter, but Scott felt that his mother never got over the deaths of her older daughters.
  • His full name was Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald and he was named after the man who composed "The Star Spangled Banner." Edward Fitzgerald (Scott's father) was related to Francis Scott Key.
  • I also didn't know that This Side of Paradise was the best selling of his books during his lifetime. These are just a few tidbits of information I found about him in this book.

Interested in learning more about him? Click here.