Scott, needing to write more, earn more and party less, decided they should live in France for a while. The “Lost Generation” of expatriate writers and artists – Gertrude Stein, Picasso, Cole Porter, Ernest Hemingway and others – was forming there, in a culture enabled by American heirs of industry like Gerald and Sara Murphy, who would soon become the hub of the Fitzgeralds’ peripatetic life. But as fame, fortune and respect became ever more elusive, insecurities grew. And always, there was booze.


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