From Library Journal
Ivins, past or present columnist for The Nation , Mother Jones , The Progressive , Ms. , and other unabashedly liberal publications, combines political savvy with a wicked sense of humor. Her primary target is Texas politics and "bidness," but she also discusses Ronald Reagan (including her classic look back on the Cowboy Ronnie Show, "Don't Worry, They're Happy"), George Bush (in a section titled, "The Discreet Smarm of the Bushwazee"), journalism ("Coppeeeee!" a eulogy on the Copy Boy), feminism ("The Women Who Run Texas"), and others. Ivins concludes with "How Ann Richards Got To Be Governor of Texas," a breathless whistlestop tour of Texas's 1990 gubernatorial race, a classic paradigm for Texas politics. Highly recommended for academic libraries and political science, women's studies, humor, and journalism collections.- Keith R.A. De Candido, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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"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.