Our Lady of the Loudspeaker: The Quotable Dorothy Parker on Aimee Semple McPherson

Dorothy Parker on celebrity evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson:

“Well, Aimee Semple McPherson has written a book. And were you to call it a little peach, you would not be so much as scratching its surface. It is the story of her life, and it is called In the Service of the King, which title is perhaps a bit dangerously suggestive of a romantic novel. It may be that this autobiography is set down in sincerity, frankness and simple effort. It may be, too, that the Statue of Liberty is situated in Lake Ontario.”

Source: Dorothy Parker, “Our Lady of the Loudspeaker” in The New Yorker, Feb. 25, 1928.