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.
I was first introduced to H.L. Mencken by a Jewish friend when I was in my 20's. I've been hooked ever since. Times have changed a lot since then and the Republic is no more. Read morePublished 18 days ago by antistatist
When you read this book you can't help but think how much smarter Mencken was than you. He was also a very hard worker and took his writing seriously. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Richmond
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 7 months 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 Mencken's effortlessly dazzling prose is sufficient for loathed academics to build a theory of style, the content will cause you to drop the book out of your hands of sheer... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 9 months ago by Charles W. Long