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She's back.  Molly Ivins, our most perceptive, outrageously funny political commentator, has given us an uproarious new book.

In Nothin' But Good Times Ahead, Ivins proved that no one has a steadier gaze or a quicker trigger finger, as she hits the bull's-eye in such targets as George Bush, Bill Clinton, Camille Paglia, the Clarence Thomas hearings, and the ethics-twisting, English-slaughtering pols of her beloved Texas.  Here's Molly on:

The 1992 Republican Convention: "Many people did not care for Pat Buchanan's speech; it probably sounded better in the original German."

Texas politics: "Better than the zoo, better than the circus, rougher than football, and even more aesthetically satisfying than baseball."

Gibber Lewis, former House Speaker of the Texas State Legislature: "He once announced, 'This is unparalyzed in the state's history." Another Gibberism: "It could have bad ramifistations in the hilterlands."

Molly Ivins

About Molly Ivins

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Molly Ivins began her career in journalism as
the complaint department of the Houston Chronicle.
In 1970, she became co-editor of The Texas Observer,
which afforded her frequent fits of hysterical
laughter while covering Texas legislature. In 1976,
Ivins joined The New York Times as a political
reporter. The next year, she was named Rocky
Mountain Bureau Chief, chiefly because there was
no one else in the bureau. In 1982, she returned once
more to Texas, which may have indicated a masochistic
streak, and always had plenty to write about after that.
Her column was syndicated in more than three hundred
newspapers, and her freelance work
appeared in Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, The
New York Times Magazine
, The Nation, and Harper's,
and other publications. Her first book, Molly
Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?
, spent more than a
year on the New York Times bestseller list. Her
books with Lou Dubose on George W. Bush--
Shrub, Bushwhacked, and Who Let the Dogs In?--
were national bestsellers. A three-time Pulitzer Prize
finalist, she claimed that her two greatest honors were that
the Minneapolis police force named its mascot pig
after her and that she was once banned from the
campus of Texas A&M. Molly Ivins died in the Winter of 2007.


"America's wisest and funniest political columnist, bar none... better'n a bottle of Cuervo and a fine-tuned pick up."- Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"Her gift for sounding outrageous and sensible at the same time... makes Molly Ivins a superb political columnist... sarcastic, succinct, compassionate."- San Francisco Chronicle

"A delight... Molly Ivins knows all about the dark side of our public and private existence, but she also has a comic sense of life."- The New York Times Book Review

  • Nothin' But Good Times Ahead by Molly Ivins
  • September 27, 1994
  • Humor - Essays; Humor
  • Vintage
  • $13.00
  • 9780679754886

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