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Tweet Land of Liberty: Irreverent Rhymes from the Political Circus

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Elinor Lipman (@elinorlipman) chronicles the 2012 election season with a poem a day—all in 140 characters or less.

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"First I laughed my way through Elinor Lipman's book of political tweets. Then I put my ear to the ground and listened to Molly Ivins guffawing from the grave. Lipman is a piquant poetic rock star! " —Wally Lamb 

"This year, has there any better way to revel in the political process than to pour a cup of coffee, log into Twitter, and read one of Elinor Lipman's clever, catchy tweets about the race for the presidency? With humor, wit, and no small share of brilliance, Lipman has cataloged the 2012 election in delectable sound bytes that manage to capture what we're all secretly thinking—in rhyme, and in less than 140 characters." —Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Lone Wolf and Sing You Home 

"If brevity be The soul of wit/ Then Elinor has A surefire hit." —Alex Beam 

"Devilishly and deliciously witty. We could all use a laugh a day and Elinor Lipman has given me that." —Judy Blume 

"It's nice to see that Lipman's wit has escaped the hell of Twitter and collected itself in a book." —Jonathan Franzen, author of Freedom 

"A devotion of fearless, sassy, sublime insights, that should be carried into the voting booth of our daily lives—each poem read again and again—before any lever is pulled." —Nikky Finney, winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Poetry 

"So it has come to this! Of thee I zing. I love it." —Lois Lowry 

"The only sane, smart and witty thing to come out of the Republican primaries." —Stephen McCauley 

"Jon Stewart in 140 characters — and in the morning. What could be better?" —Stacy Schiff 

"Winsome, witty and winning! I don't know how she does it!! " —Anita Shreve 

"Elinor Lipman tweets like a nightingale with an eagle eye." —Cathleen Schine 

"Dorothy Parker, Ogden Nash, Calvin Trillin, and Elinor Lipman!!" —Mameve Medwed 

"Elinor Lipman is to tweets what Shakespeare is to sonnets." —Firoozeh Dumas 

"There once was a Lipman on Twitter, who made every liberal titter." —Michael Lowenthal 

"I'm beset with Lipmania." —Henry Alford 

"Wise and sassy and too fun to miss!" —Jill McCorkle

Synopsis:

Elinor Lipman (@elinorlipman) chronicles the 2012 election season with a poem a day—all in 140 characters or less.

“Lipman is a piquant poetic rock star!” —Wally Lamb

“It’s nice to see that Lipman’s wit has escaped the hell of Twitter and collected itself in a book.” —Jonathan Franzen

 

“Devilishly and deliciously witty. We could all use a laugh a day and Elinor Lipman has given me that.” — Judy Blume

 

“Jon Stewart in 140 characters—and in the morning. What could be better?”—Stacy Schiff

 

“The only sane, smart and witty thing to come out of the Republican primaries.”—Stephen McCauley

 

“With humor, wit, & no small share of brilliance, Lipman’s catalogued the 2012 race in delectable sound bytes—in rhyme & under 140 characters”— Jodi Picoult

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About the Author

Elinor Lipman (@elinorlipman) is the author of nine novels about contemporary American society, including The Pursuit of Alice Thrift, The Dearly Departed, The Ladies' Man, The Inn at Lake Devine, Isabel's Bed, The Way Men Act, Then She Found Me, My Latest Grievance, and a collection of stories, Into Love and Out Again. In 2009 she released her latest novel The Family Man, which was reviewed in the New York Times Book Review and about which NPR said, "[Lipman] writes dialogue that sizzles with playful, effortless wit." She has been called "the diva of dialogue" (People) and "the last urbane romantic" (Chicago Tribune). Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe Magazine, Gourmet, Chicago Tribune, andThe New York Times' Writers on Writing series. She received the New England Booksellers' 2001 fiction award for a body of work. Other honors include the New England Book Award and The Poetry Center's Fiction Prize. Her novel Then She Found Me was adapted into a 2007 feature film, directed by and starring Helen Hunt. Her novels The Ladies' Man and The Pursuit of Alice Thrift are in pre-production as feature films. Born and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts, Lipman graduated from Simmons College where she studied journalism. She lives in Western Massachusetts and Manhattan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807042434
Author:
Lipman, Elinor
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Humor-Politics and Business
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
120
Dimensions:
7 x 4.51 x 0.35 in 0.26 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Elinor Lipman (@elinorlipman) chronicles the 2012 election season with a poem a day—all in 140 characters or less.

“Lipman is a piquant poetic rock star!” —Wally Lamb

“It’s nice to see that Lipman’s wit has escaped the hell of Twitter and collected itself in a book.” —Jonathan Franzen

 

“Devilishly and deliciously witty. We could all use a laugh a day and Elinor Lipman has given me that.” — Judy Blume

 

“Jon Stewart in 140 characters—and in the morning. What could be better?”—Stacy Schiff

 

“The only sane, smart and witty thing to come out of the Republican primaries.”—Stephen McCauley

 

“With humor, wit, & no small share of brilliance, Lipman’s catalogued the 2012 race in delectable sound bytes—in rhyme & under 140 characters”— Jodi Picoult

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