1920's-1940's were also known as the jazz age. Fitzgerald was an infamous reveler who had a fast and extravagant lifestyle. He could always be found on the party scene and became a very heavy drinker.
Fitzgerald hadnt finished his last novel The Last Tycoon because of the heart attack in The novel awarded the highest marks from critics. The review of the novel was published on the first page of New York Times Book Review.