HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
3,047 (3,341)383,835 (4.03)380
Works by Molly Ivinsorganize | filter
Also by Molly Ivinsorganize | filter
Members
Related tags
Events on LibraryThing Local

Molly Ivins has 2 media appearances.

Apr
26
Molly Ivins
Booknotes, Sunday, April 26, 1998
Molly Ivins discusses You Got to Dance with Them What Brung You.

It's been five years since Molly Ivins's last book, which is probably too long a time in the opinion of her many fans. But the intervening years have given the bestselling author and syndicated columnist some of the best raw material a political writer could ask for. The Republicans staged a revolution, Clinton was reelected, welfare "deform" swept the country, and the militia movement came out of the bunker: in short, it's been a banner time for Molly's brand of shoot-from-the-hip commentary and uproarious anecdotes. You Got to Dance with Them What Brung You brings together a first-class collection of smart, spirited, and fiercely funny writings. From the wild and woolly politics of her native Texas to the waffling in the Oval Office, Molly exposes the fatuous and hypocritical at all levels of public life. Whether she's writing about the 1996 presidential candidates ("Dole contributed perhaps the funniest line of the year with his immortal observation that tobacco is not addictive but that too much milk might be bad for us. The check from the dairy lobby must have been late that week"), conspiracy theorists ("Twenty-five years in the newspaper bidness have given me a fairly strong faith in the proposition that if you haven't read about it in The Daily Disappointment or seen it on the network news, it's probably not true"), or cultural trends ("I saw a restaurant in Seattle that specialized in latte and barbecue. Barbecue and latte. I came home immediately"), Molly takes on the issues of the day with her trademark good sense and inimitable wit. "I can think of few causes more important than keeping free voices alive in a world of corporate media," Molly writes. She is one of those voices and a national treasure; as the Los Angeles Times put it, she is "H. L. Mencken without the cruelty, Will Rogers with an agenda." Whatever your political persuasion, you're bound to agree that Molly Ivins is one of the sharpest and most original commentators on the American scene today. —from the publisher's website (timspalding)… (more)
Oct
7
Syndicated Columnist Molly Ivins
Fresh Air, Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at 0am
Molly Ivins' new book (with co-author Lou Dubose) is Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America. Her stories have appeared in Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine and The Nation. Her other books include Shrub, about presidential candidate Bush, and Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She? (Shortride)
Common Knowledgehistory Creative Commons License

Member ratings

Average: (4.03)
0.5
1 5
1.5 2
2 10
2.5 3
3 80
3.5 30
4 242
4.5 24
5 146

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Molly Ivins is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Molly Ivins is composed of 6 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 92,253,236 books! | Top bar: Always visible