The Pat Hobby Stories

Sevenov August 23, 2022

The Pat Hobby Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: 1962

The Pat Hobby Stories

The Pat Hobby Stories are a series of 17 short stories written by iconic American author, F. Scott Fitzgerald. Written in 1939 and 1940, the stories follow the life of a hapless Hollywood screenwriter, Pat Hobby. Set during the Great Depression era, these tales offer readers an insight into the struggles faced by many creative professionals during this time who were striving to make something of their lives amidst difficult circumstances.

Pat Hobby was born out of Fitzgerald’s own experiences living in Hollywood at the time, where he found himself struggling as a screenwriter for MGM Studios after achieving literary fame with his previous works like The Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night. Through his writing style – which is funny and often bitter – Fitzgerald reveals Hollywood’s disappointment in its writers and gives us a glimpse into their daily lives as they strive to make ends meet financially and creatively. Find out more about The Pat Hobby Stories at

About F. Scott Fitzgerald

F Scott Fitzgerald is widely recognized as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. He was born on September 24, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota to an upper middle class family. His father Edward was from a prominent Maryland family and his mother Mary was an Irish immigrant.

Fitzgerald published his first novel This Side of Paradise in 1920 at the age of 23, which brought him instant fame and success. This Side of Paradise tells the story of a young Midwesterner coming-of-age while attending college in New York City during World War I. It became one of the defining novels of its time and propelled Fitzgerald into literary stardom.

Throughout his career he wrote several novels including The Great Gatsby (1925), Tender Is The Night (1934) and The Last Tycoon (1941). Find out more about F. Scott Fitzgerald at

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Books on PageVio

NovelsThis Side of Paradise | The Beautiful and Damned | The Great Gatsby | Tender Is the Night

Short Story CollectionsFlappers and Philosophers | Tales of the Jazz Age | All the Sad Young Men | Taps at Reveille | The Pat Hobby Stories | Collected Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

PlaysThe Vegetable; or, From President to Postman

Here's a full list of F. Scott Fitzgerald's books.

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