Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She? (Paperback)

By Molly Ivins

Vintage, 9780679741831, 304pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 1992

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Description

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."



About 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.


Praise For Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?

"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.

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