The story of Zelda Sayre, a talented and beautiful Southern belle who captured the heart of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. The book recounts the lives of a couple who symbolized the excess and flamboyance of the Jazz Age - they were the "it" couple - partying hard, living fast, travelling widely and drinking far too much. They rode the New York rollercoaster, then jaunted over to Paris and the French Riviera, then back to Hollywood, always spending more than they were earning and living a step away from catastrophe. Ten years into the marriage things began to crumble - Zelda had the first of many breakdowns, F. Scott the first of many affairs. Their story recalls an age where "anything went" but at considerable cost.