Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Mencken on Mencken: A New Collection of Autobiographical Writings” as Want to Read:
Mencken on Mencken: A New Collection of Autobiographical Writings
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Mencken on Mencken: A New Collection of Autobiographical Writings

by
3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  0 Reviews
"Mencken weighs 172 pounds, is 5 feet 10 inches in height and not beautiful. His chief amusement, after reading, is piano-playing, this he does very crudely. He takes no exercise except walking and is a moderate eater and drinker. He sometimes drinks as little as one bottle of beer a week, though this doesn't happen very often." So wrote H. L. Mencken about himself, in a ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Lsu Press
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Mencken on Mencken, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Mencken on Mencken

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-31)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Alo
Alo rated it liked it
Oct 17, 2014
Richard Lidster
Richard Lidster rated it really liked it
Sep 09, 2013
Jerry
Jerry rated it liked it
Jan 03, 2012
John P.
John P. rated it it was amazing
Jul 05, 2016
Christopher
Christopher rated it liked it
Sep 23, 2013
Amy
Amy rated it liked it
Oct 04, 2012
XESCIE
XESCIE marked it as to-read
May 16, 2010
Jessica
Jessica marked it as to-read
Aug 02, 2010
Kate
Kate marked it as to-read
Aug 02, 2010
Becky
Becky marked it as to-read
Aug 03, 2010
Onionhead
Onionhead marked it as to-read
Aug 03, 2010
Graham
Graham marked it as to-read
Aug 03, 2010
S
S marked it as to-read
Aug 04, 2010
Carrie
Carrie marked it as to-read
Aug 06, 2010
Bridget
Bridget marked it as to-read
Aug 07, 2010
Karin
Karin marked it as to-read
Jun 03, 2011
Squirrel Circus
Squirrel Circus marked it as to-read
Nov 15, 2011
John
John marked it as to-read
Feb 18, 2012
Brett
Brett marked it as to-read
Apr 30, 2012
Mark
Mark marked it as to-read
Dec 30, 2012
Aaron
Aaron marked it as to-read
Jun 09, 2013
Kerrie
Kerrie marked it as to-read
Feb 13, 2014
Ivor
Ivor marked it as to-read
Mar 14, 2014
Betty Joan
Betty Joan marked it as to-read
May 14, 2014
Randall Ellis
Randall Ellis marked it as to-read
Dec 15, 2014
Brad Matthews
Brad Matthews marked it as to-read
Mar 19, 2016
A.soorianarayanan
A.soorianarayanan marked it as to-read
Mar 24, 2016
Phil
Phil marked it as to-read
Sep 12, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
7805
Henry Louis "H.L." Mencken became one of the most influential and prolific journalists in America in the 1920s and '30s, writing about all the shams and con artists in the world. He attacked chiropractors and the Ku Klux Klan, politicians and other journalists. Most of all, he attacked Puritan morality. He called Puritanism, "the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy."
At the height o
...more
More about H.L. Mencken...

Share This Book