Wednesday, April 1, 2015

From The Nation: Molly Ivins' letters available

MOLLY IVINS: Letters to The Nation, a collection of articles by the esteemed Texas journalist and gadfly who graced our pages for twenty-five years, is available in paperback and in digital format for tablets, smartphones and computers.

Writing in her native "Texlish," Ivins planted herself squarely in the tradition of American vernacular humor, which includes such writers as Mark Twain, Will Rogers and Ring Lardner. The Nation was the grateful beneficiary of her mordant wit, as you'll see in this collection of consistently sharp and funny pieces from 1982 to 2007 covering political developments in the great state of Texas, and featuring exotic and idiosyncratic characters like "The Gibber," "The Breck Girl" and "Governor Goodhair."

Ivins also wrote highly literate essays and book reviews such as "Ezra Pound in East Texas," included in this collection. The book's editor, Richard Lingeman, advises readers to prepare to "laugh out loud" (and often) at MOLLY IVINS: Letters to The Nation.

Best of all, by purchasing e-books through eBookNation, you'll help to sustain The Nation's journalism while supporting our writers [like John Nichols] and progressive ideals.

Join the conversation. Download an e-book or order a paperback today! And thank you.

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