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