This is a priceless gem of phenomenal critical writing from the master.
Even if you don't aspire to consider yourself educated, this book is full of life lessons that most many people have to learn the hard way.
Mencken is the smartest and funniest essayist ever to write in English, and this is his own selection of his best work.
Packed full of Mencken's wit and barbs. Must be read within the historical framework within which it is written, but well worth taking a glimpse of a unique public intellectual of... Read morePublished 20 days ago by JEM
Mencken is just funny. His pages really make one smile. He was honest and did not care at
all about being politically correct.
While the mere quality of the prose is sufficient to build a style theory about, the content will cause you to drop the book out of your hands of sheer disbelief. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dionysos
A huge collection nicely grouped into categories. Excellent for either digging in or simply browsing. A must for the shelf of any serious Mencken fan. Highly recommended.Published 2 months ago by Charles W. Long
Mencken certainly views everyone and everything from the perspective of one who considers himself superior to all. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kelley 4truth
It was three incidents that brought me to read H.L. Mencken: (1) Christopher Hitchens spoken very warmly and defensively about him (2) I'd read he was the heir to Mark Twain and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Josh Goode
This is not a book to sit down and read straight through. It's a book to savor a piece or two before bed, or in an idle moment. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jim Morris
I'm so sorry it took me this long to delve into Mencken. He may have been a cynical misanthrope, but what a writer!Published 9 months ago by RPSDEL