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Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?

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Whether she's writing about redneck politics in her native Texas or the discreet charms of Bushwazee, Molly Ivins in never less than devastatingly honest—and hilarious.  Our toughest, funniest, and savviest columnist delivers the goods on:

-Texas politics: "Well, our attorney general is under indictment.  He ran as 'the people's lawyer'; now we call him 'the people's felon.'"

-The flag burning debate: "Bush's last birthday cake was in the form of the American flag, and he ate it—stars, stripes, and all.  Think about where that flag wound up—I call that desecration."

-Beign a woman in Texas: "There are several strains of Texas culture: They are all rotten for women... One not infrequently sees cars or trucks sporting the bumper sticker "Have fun—beat the hell out of someone you love."

Review:

"Ivins...combines political savvy with a wicked sense of humor....Highly recommended." Library Journal

Synopsis:

Only Molly Ivins can write about redneck politics in her native Texas and the discreet charm of the Bushwazee and manage to be both brutally honest and unabashedly affectionate.

About the Author

Molly Ivins is a columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where she writes about Texas politics and other bizarre happenings. Her column is nationally syndicated in nearly two hundred newspapers. Some of her other books are You Got to Dance with Them What Brung You and Nothing but Good Times Ahead. Her freelance work has appeared in The New York Times, Esquire, The Atlantic, GQ, Harper's, and numerous other publications, and she also does occasional commentary for National Public Radio and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. She has received a number of journalism awards and has been a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She lives in Austin, Texas.

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Paul McFarland, August 14, 2007 (view all comments by Paul McFarland)
Remarking in print that if a local politician?s IQ slipped any lower he would have to be watered twice a day provoked the title of the fine selections of essays by the funniest writer on the left. Taking on everything from Women in the south to the sacred subject of football Molly rides roughshod over hypocrisy and cant. A wonderful assemblage of social and political wisdom as pertinent and hilarious now as it was in 1991 when published
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lady_bug, July 1, 2007 (view all comments by lady_bug)
I absolutely adored this book. I thought it was beautifully written, especially Texas section... And I am from Texas. I thought it was great. If you have qualms with the government, and you want an honest take about just where our tax money is going, read this.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679741831
Author:
Ivins, Molly
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Ivins, Molly
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
State & Local Government
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
Humor
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
Politics, government, armed services
Subject:
State, Provincial & Local Government
Subject:
Texas Politics and government 1951- Humor.
Subject:
Texas Politics and government 1951-
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
v. 10, no. 1
Publication Date:
19920915
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.80x5.44x.65 in. .56 lbs.

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