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I Told You So

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I Told You So is a hilarious, bittersweet, and politically acute survival guide. In collected columns and routines, Kate Clinton gleefully details personal coping techniques tested over a lifetime. They're perfectly suited for political and cultural upheaval: wildcatting for democracy, curbing your cynicism, and changing the climate. Read them and you'll never be voted off the island.

Clinton's new collection spans refreshingly disparate topics: sexual hypocrisy and gay marriage; girls gone wild and boys gone to war; Hillary Clinton and U.S. politics; Obama props and prop hates; baptism and waterboarding, as well as intelligent design, families of choice, and even bee colony collapses. With intriguing titles such as The Sistine Shusher, Lights out on Bush, and The Closet and the Confessional, the essays in the book are classic Clinton--provocative, thoughtful, and edgy.

As a humorist for over twenty-five years, Clinton believes that making light--light enough to see and light enough to move--is what sustains us. What unites the essays is a Mobius strip of humor intended not to dissipate outrage but rather to motivate action.

Synopsis:

I Told You So is a hilarious, bittersweet, and politically acute survival guide. In collected columns and routines, Kate Clinton gleefully details personal coping techniques tested over a lifetime. They're perfectly suited for political and cultural upheaval: wildcatting for democracy, curbing your cynicism, and changing the climate. Read them and you'll never be voted off the island.

About the Author

Kate Clinton is a faith-based, tax-paying, America-loving political humorist and family entertainer. With a career spanning over 25 years, Kate Clinton has worked through economic booms and busts, Disneyfication and Walmartization, gay movements and gay markets, lesbian chic and queer eyes, and ten presidential inaugurals. She still believes that humor gets us through peacetime, wartime and scoundrel time.

Table of Contents

Introduction

 

 MSM

 Democracy Diet

 

 I Want My Gay TV

 

 We’re Back in Kansas, Toto

 

 The Passion of the Penguins

 

 Why You’ll Never Hear “Heeeeeeere’s Katie!”

 

 Hikikomori

 

 Mashups and Me

 

 He-Who

 

 The Body Politic

 

 Hairspray

 

 Dog Days of Summer

 

 See Alice?

 

 Crabby Putinesca

 

 Sister Friends

 Feeling Potlucky

 

 King of My Heart

 

 Desperate Housewiles

 

 Tant P.U.

 

 Kiss My Benchmark

 

 You Logo, Girl!

 

 This One’s for You, Mildred

 

 Argh, O’Mateys!

 

 Big Love Trumps Mr. Big

 

 Ptown GPS

 

 Bawdy Politics

 An American Impressionist

 

 Not Full Citizens

 

 Happy Returns

 

 Stupor Bowl

 

 Amazing Grace

 

 B Is for Benchmark

 

 TGI /

 

 Rudimentary

 

 Our State of Affairs Is a Great State Fair

 

 Curb Your Cynicism

 

 Late Adopters

 

 Fighting Weight

 

 Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuit

 Why Not Hillary?

 

 “If you go down to the woods today . . .”

 

 Hillaphobic Blowback

 

 Hillary’s My Guy

 

 Sitting Shiva on She

 

 It Ain’t Over

 

 Hubble, Hubble

 

 Carpooling on the Straight Talk Express

 

 Do You Have to Go?

 

 The Itch to Hitch

 

 Faith-Based Comedy

 The Sistine Shusher

 

 Reading Between the Holy Lines

 

 Ding-Dong

 

 Ordained Comic

 

 M’Kay?

 

 St. Alf’s Science Fair

 

 The Closet and the Confessional

 

 Moral Footprints

 Gayvolution Theory

 

 I Wish I Could Quit Ewe

 

 Just Rehab Those Slurs Away!

 

 Edible Equality

 

 Incoming!

 

 The Month Formerly Known as June

 

 Friends of Bill and Dorothy

 

 ENDA, Don’t MENDA

 

 Power Is Sexy! Action Is Hot!

 

 Go, Golden Staters! Go, Buckeyes!

 

 The Perfect Heterostorm

 

 He Sees Gay People

 

 Citizen Arrests

 Third Term

 

 Peace of My Mind

 

 The UN Goes to Junior High

 

 I Don’t Heart Huckabee

 

 Happy International Women’s Day!

 

 DC

 

 Buzzkill

 

 Lights Out on Bush

 

 Curb Your Mitt!

 

 Hypocrites Galore

 

 Precollision Intelligence

 

 Bush as Belichick

 

 PBTSD

 

 The Unconflicted White Man

 

 On the GLAAD Rag

 

 Wii the People

 

 Come On, Rogue

 Project Runaway

 

 Civic Tempura

 

 Even Covergirls Get the Blues

 

 The Palin Effect

 

 The Right to Comfort

 

 The Big Gay Slowdown

 

 Afterword

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807044551
Author:
Clinton, Kate
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
Political
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Subject:
Humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.48x5.62x.53 in. .60 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Anthologies
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Political
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » Essays
Gay and Lesbian » Fiction and Poetry » General

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