Caroline Leavitt’sNew York Times-bestselling ninth novel, Pictures of You, was published by Algonquin Books in January 2011. She is a book critic for People and The Boston Globe. Read her blog on Red Room.
I know what you're thinking. She was a dissolute jazz baby who drank champagne out of her shoe, supposedly ruined the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald and her own, and ended up in a madhouse. So why is Zelda Fitzgerald a heroine to me?