-After being stationed in Montgomery, Alabama, Fitzgerald meets the love of his life, Zelda Sayre-In order for Fitzgerald to prove himself, he revised the "The Romantic Egotist", it became "This Side of Paradise" and it made Fitzgerald wealthy and famous
-The pair gets married and they have a daughter in 1921, Scott Scottie Fitzgerald
-He wrote several notable short stories, such as "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
-His second novel "The Beautiful and Damned" it was popular
-His third novel "The Great Gatsby" was published, it was not popular until the 50's and 60'd
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Fall of Fitzgerald
-Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born Sept 24, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
-He attended Princeton for a short period
-He dropped out due to academic probation
-Fitzgerald enters the army after writing his first book, "The Romantic Egotist"
-The book was rejected by Scribner, a publisher, however, the publisher wanted him to revise it and he would publish it
-"Tender is The Night" is published, not popular in his time, now considered a American classic
-Fitzgerald was a depressed alcoholic throughout his life, this led to Zelda's mental health issues
-He becomes a screenwriter in an attempt to revive his career in 1937
-He died of a heart attack at the age of 44 when he had completed only half of his novel, "The Love of The Last Tycoon"
His 2nd cousin 3 times removed on his father's side wrote the lyrics for the Star Spangled Banner.
-Hemingway sent Fitzgerald a draft of "The Farewell To Arms" Fitzgerald sent it back with 10 pages of edits, to which Hemingway replied; "Kiss my a**"
-Zelda through herself down a flight of stairs when she saw Fitzgerald with a another woman
-Zelda died in a fire awaiting electroshock therapy at a mental institution
-Ginevra King was Fitzgerald's first love, Daisy's inspiration came from her