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You Got to Dance with Them What Brung You

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In her long-awaited new collection, the Colt Peacekeeper of American political
humor draws a bead on targets that range from the Libido-in-Chief to Newt
Gingrich, campaign funny-money to the legislative lunacy of her native Texas--and
hits a bull's-eye every time.

Whether she's writing about Bill Clinton ("The Rodney Dangerfield of
presidents"), Bob Dole ("Dole contributed perh
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 2nd 1999 by Vintage (first published 1998)
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Faith Justice
Love Molly Ivins and miss her terribly. As to the content of the book? These editorials were written in the Clinton years after the radical right took over the congress and threatened to shut down the government. There wasn't a single essay that couldn't be written with a couple of name changes in today's political climate. Deja vu all over again!
Troy
One of America's most underrated humorists. Molly had a keen eye towards politics and human nature. Folksy funny but with intelligence.
Count Jared
The more of her stuff I read, the more I fall in love with Molly. You were took from us before your time, kid. Our loss.
Hai Quan
The thing I like most about this book is her stern accusation toward the bigwigs in the White House and Pentagon together with the faceless but extremely powerful, the sinister MAFIA BOSSES ( my term) who own and operating all big corporations producing all kind of military weaponry and supplies , who secretly through their agents in the White House and the Pentagon, wagging wars all over this planet. Together they rake in huge, obscene profit, and happily dividing it among them at the cost of m ...more
Judy
Ah, this book brought back memories of those golden days of yore--the graft, corruption, name-calling, scandel ridden Clinton years. Molly Ivins, the Pulitzer prize winning political columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, has been called a human oxymoron--a Texas liberal. While I grew a tad tired of the down-home talk, this collection of political columns and magazine articles was both entertaining and preachy about politics during the Clinton years. It also took aim at and took a direct hi ...more
Christine
Her insight in to the political Bigwigs in the 90s was right on target and eerily true to reflect what continues to go on today. Wish it wasn't so that the political climate is so toxic and continually so. What to do? While she's no longer with us to provide us her wit and humor, I hope her spirit lives on.
L.
Her usual funny take on the political world, including an interesting reasoning for why Clinton is such a compromiser on EVERYthing! And a nice, heartfelt tribute to her mother. Good selection (of her columns?)
Dan
I like Molly. She values humor to illustrate liberal politics. Emphasis on humor. Apparently, she can't live long outside of Texas, because she encounters so much good story material there.
Jason Stanford
The great strength of his book are the obituaries she writes about the dying lions of liberalism and her parents. Much meaning to take from all that.
Mary Newcomb
A fascinating collection of columns written during the Clinton years. They still resonate and I still miss Molly.

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973.929 The dry Texan's take on politics during the Clinton years. Fairly funny as well as insightful.
Frederick Bingham
A compendium of Molly Ivins columns from the mid-1990's. Some good stuff, but mostly very dated.
Carol Mckinley
Some of Molly Ivins best columns during the Clinton era.
Paul Madarasz
She was definitely a national treasure.
Susan
I think this is her best.
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