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Lump It Or Leave It

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  93 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Lump It or Leave It, Florence King's latest volume of rapier-edged contemplations on American tomfoolery--er, values--takes on everything from the hazards of fame to the joys of menopause, with all of the bile and brio that has made her the nation's most beloved misanthrope. From college professors ("incapable of earning a living with either their minds or their hands") to ...more
ebook, 181 pages
Published August 15th 1991 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 1990)
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Emily Rapport
I liked it - until the end. Think memoirs are tricky - will try "Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady".
Andrea Martin
May 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I desperately love reading Florence King.
Susan
Aug 20, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Terri
Nov 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Ben Arzate
Jan 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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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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