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H.L. Mencken's Smart Set Criticism
4.32
it was amazing
there are a thousand authors, politicians, acedemics, preachers, and artists who are only remembered today because mencken made fun of them.

the critic
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Oct 23, 2007
 
In Defense Of Women
3.72
really liked it
men go out and work, invent, struggle, fight, and die. while women sit home and nag. mencken argues that they have deliberately engineered this unfair ...more
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Oct 23, 2007
 
The H.L. Mencken Baby Book
3.00
liked it
proof that i will read anything by mencken. the talk of paregoric (morphine syrup) for teething seem quaint. discussion of polio and typhus are a chil ...more
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Oct 23, 2007
 
Prejudices: First Series
4.02
it was amazing
find myself returning to mencken every year. he makes cynicism and hate feel refreshing. consider this review a blanket endorsement of veerythings he ...more
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Oct 19, 2007
 
Newspaper Days, 1899-1906 : Volume 2 of Mencken's Autobiography
4.22
really liked it
in a time before journalism schools,most reporters were simply failed novelists. the writing was so much better. and the coverage was at least as good ...more
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Oct 23, 2007
 
New Dictionary of Quotations
4.59
really liked it
organized by subject. a really wonderful resource.

mencken hid many of his own sayings in the book. often attributing them to "ancient sumerian fishwiv
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Oct 24, 2007
 
Treatise on the Gods
4.33
really liked it
written as a series of obituaries for various world religions.

not set
Oct 23, 2007
 
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe
4.41
really liked it
mencken running amok through the political herds.
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Oct 24, 2007
 
A Second Mencken Chrestomathy
4.28
it was amazing
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Oct 23, 2007
 
Disturber of the Peace (Commonwealth Classics in Biography)
3.93
liked it
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Oct 24, 2007
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