This Side of Paradise’s escapism and tough times optimism

Fake information alert!

F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s quarantine letter is being bandied about on social media. People are claiming it’s legitimate correspondence, but it’s not. And that’s unfortuntate.

Because what is it, though, is a poetic reimagining of events 100 years ago. A recent, fictional work. Equal measures of escapism, optimism and making the best of tough times. And we need more of this to keep us motivated and entertained.

This Side of Paradise: A Letter from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Quarantined in the South of France