Nothin' but Good Times Ahead

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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...

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Overview

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."
 

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

From the Publisher
"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

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''
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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: 9780679754886
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1994
  • Series: Vintage Series
  • Pages: 255
  • Sales rank: 1,016,363
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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.
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