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Molly Ivins was columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She was formerly a reporter and columnist with Dallas Times Herald. She has written for national newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Time, and Newsweek. She died in 2007.


Ivins, author of the best-selling Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She? (Random Audio, 1991), offers another humorous collection of pieces that originally appeared in such organs as Mother Jones , the Progressive , and the Texas Observer. In one memorable essay, Ivins waxes irreverent on two members of her supposed literary circle, Madonna and Ivana Trump. In another, she exhorts Camille Paglia (outspoken author of Sexual Personae , Yale Univ. Pr., 1990) to ``take a valium'' and offers to introduce Paglia to ``some Texas fraternity boys'' who would love to make her acquaintance. In the remaining commentaries, Ivins likens Ross Perot to a chihuahua, reaffirms her fondness for men who like women and whiskey, and laments the passing of the Dallas Times-Herald . As always, she is funny, stalwart, and staunchly liberal in her observations. Ivins reads her material in a flat, Texas drawl that captures the barbeque flavor of her writing. All libraries owning the author's previous collection should acquire this.-- Mark Annichiarico, ``Library Journal''

"America's wisest and funniest political columnist, bar none... better'n a bottle of Cuervo and a fine-tuned pick up."- Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"Her gift for sounding outrageous and sensible at the same time... makes Molly Ivins a superb political columnist... sarcastic, succinct, compassionate."- San Francisco Chronicle

"A delight... Molly Ivins knows all about the dark side of our public and private existence, but she also has a comic sense of life."- The New York Times Book Review

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