Writer Lesley M. M. Blume Takes Us Partying Through The Past With Hemingway

by Stephanie Maida · August 18, 2016

Paris. The 1920s. Left Bank cafes bustling with the likes of F. Scott, Zelda, and of course, Ernest Hemingway. Anyone who's simply heard of Woody Allen's 2011 film Midnight in Paris knows the story. But even more studious fans of the so-called Lost Generation have never heard the story quite like this before. Writer, New Yorker (at heart), and certified girl-about-town Lesley M. M. Blume's new book, Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway’s Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises, takes readers right to the action, diving into Hemingway's debaucherous displacement abroad, his adventurous ambition, and finally, his name-making novel. We sat down with the award-winning journalist, best-selling author, and toast of the intelligentsia to chat historical bad boys, party tricks, and the never-changing naughtiness of high society.