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Florence King wields the sharpest blade in America. Her cuts are so swift that the smiles are still on the faces when she displays the heads on her trophy wall.--Washington Post. Finally in trade paperback, here is the latest volume of stiletto essays from the author of Reflections in a Jaundiced Eye and Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady.
Paperback, 181 pages
Published September 1st 1991 by St. Martin's Press (first published 1990)
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Emily Rapport
Aug 15, 2008 Emily Rapport rated it liked it
I liked it - until the end. Think memoirs are tricky - will try "Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady".
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I desperately love reading Florence King.
Sep 03, 2008 Susan rated it liked it
This is not my favorite Florence King book. That would be "Southern Ladies and Gentlemen", which is screamingly funny in spots. I may not always agree with Florence King, but she always make me laugh aloud at least 4 or 5 times per book. Some of my favorite lines from this book: "...I come from a family so spiritually lax, that as a child, I thought "Trinity" meant going to church three times a year."
There's another little funny that says something along the lines of "I've had sex and I've had f
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Jan 11, 2016 Ben Arzate rated it really liked it
Florence King was one of a kind. One of the best writers of invective since H.L. Mencken. Her death is a great loss to America.

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Jul 22, 2012 Terri rated it really liked it
Extremely telling and even more honest--dare I say more human--than others. As with all of her books I've read, to sum up: I want to be her when I grow up, knowing full well that Miss King would consider this review and reflection of her book a lazy piece of shit.
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Born in Washington, D.C. in 1936 to a bookish British father and a tomboy American mother, Florence King spent her childhood living with her parents, her maternal grandmother, and her grandmother's maid.

King showed talent in French, but unable to pursue it as a major at American University, she switched to a dual major of history and English. She attended the University of Mississippi for graduat
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