Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?

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

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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."

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"If there is a shrewder, funnier observer of the American scene writing today that Molly Ivins, I do not know her. This is unconventional wisdom with no inhibitions.  Bless her and don't let her change."- David Broder, Washington Post

"A delight from start to finish... Molly Ivins proves that keen intelligence and a Southern accent are real good buddies... She has wise and often hilarious things to say." -The New York Times Book Review

"Wickedly funny."- Detroit Free Press

"Molly Ivins has birthed a book and it is more fun than riding a mechanical bull and almost as dangerous."- Ann Richards, governor of Texas.

Library Journal
Ivins, past or present columnist for The Nation , Mother Jones , The Progressive , Ms. , and other unabashedly liberal publications, combines political savvy with a wicked sense of humor. Her primary target is Texas politics and ``bidness,'' but she also discusses Ronald Reagan (including her classic look back on the Cowboy Ronnie Show, ``Don't Worry, They're Happy''), George Bush (in a section titled, ``The Discreet Smarm of the Bushwazee''), journalism (``Coppeeeee!'' a eulogy on the Copy Boy), feminism (``The Women Who Run Texas''), and others. Ivins concludes with ``How Ann Richards Got To Be Governor of Texas,'' a breathless whistlestop tour of Texas's 1990 gubernatorial race, a classic paradigm for Texas politics. Highly recommended for academic libraries and political science, women's studies, humor, and journalism collections.-- Keith R.A. De Candido, ``Library Journal''

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679741831
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1992
Edition description:
1st Vintage Books ed
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
671,014
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Molly Ivins was born and raised in Texas. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has written for the Texas Observer, The New York Times, Time, and many other national magazines.  She has appeared on the Mac-Neil/Lehrer News Hour, Nightline, The Tonight Show, and Today. She currently lives in Austin, Texas, and writes a nationally syndicated column for the Fort Worth Star.

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Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love molly, and this is her very best. incredibly smart, funny writing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Molly Ivins sees right through the self-righteous, self-interested, unprincipled and just plain wierd stuff in our lives. She's on the money and very funny. The book is probably a little less funny now than it would have been before "w" went to Washington.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And funny.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the same question I did...Who cares what Molly Ivins says? Transparent liberal elitism at its most disgraceful.