Nothin' But Good Times Ahead [NOOK Book]


She's back.  Molly Ivins, our most perceptive, outrageously funny political commentator, has given us an uproarious new book.

In Nothin' But Good Times Ahead, Ivins proved that no one has a steadier gaze or a quicker trigger finger, as she hits the bull's-eye in such targets as George Bush, Bill Clinton, Camille Paglia, the Clarence Thomas hearings, and the ...

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She's back.  Molly Ivins, our most perceptive, outrageously funny political commentator, has given us an uproarious new book.

In Nothin' But Good Times Ahead, Ivins proved that no one has a steadier gaze or a quicker trigger finger, as she hits the bull's-eye in such targets as George Bush, Bill Clinton, Camille Paglia, the Clarence Thomas hearings, and the ethics-twisting, English-slaughtering pols of her beloved Texas.  Here's Molly on:

The 1992 Republican Convention: "Many people did not care for Pat Buchanan's speech; it probably sounded better in the original German."

Texas politics: "Better than the zoo, better than the circus, rougher than football, and even more aesthetically satisfying than baseball."

Gibber Lewis, former House Speaker of the Texas State Legislature: "He once announced, 'This is unparalyzed in the state's history." Another Gibberism: "It could have bad ramifistations in the hilterlands."

From the Trade Paperback edition.

This biting collection picks up where Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She? left off. Includes a profile of fellow Texan H. Ross Perot.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Syndicated columnist Ivins (Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?) presents another collection of funny, perceptive political commentary.
Library Journal
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''
Brad Hooper
Her metaphors are drawn straight from the loam of the Lone Star state--she refers to this second compilation of her syndicated columns as "this dog's breakfast of a collection"--but her insights derive from her own common sense and wisdom. Ivins' first gathering of her newspaper pieces, "Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?" (1991), hit the best-seller list, and this one will undoubtedly pique as much interest. Underneath her breeze and bluster, there's sagacity and empathy as big as the Texas sky. Among other proffered political or cultural observations, she takes a gander at Camille Paglia ("get this woman a valium"), editorializes on the attack on the Branch Davidians (a column in which her notorious sarcasm is set aside for more serious deliberation), and calls to mind the late and controversial U.S. senator from Texas, John Tower (in a particularly fair piece of journalism). "Remember the [Texas] state motto," Ivins brandishes: "Too Much Is Not Enough, and Wretched Excess Is Even More Fun." Some readers may find Ivins excessive, but let's none of us deny she can be fun!
From Barnes & Noble
In this second collection of commentaries from the Texas Whirlwind, Ivins examines the 1992 presidential campaign--from the early battles among the Democratic pygmies to the Clinton bimbo eruptions and from Bush's bathos to Perot's pie-charts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307434470
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/31/2010
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 753,076
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
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