You Got to Dance with Them What Brung You by Molly Ivins
Politics in the Clinton Years

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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 perhaps the funniest line of the year
with his immortal observation that tobacco is not addictive but that too much
milk might be bad for us.  The check from the dairy lobby must have been late
that week"), or cultural trends ("I saw a restaurant in Seattle that specialized
in latte and barbecue.  Barbecue and latte.  I came home immediately"), Molly
takes on the issues of the day with her trademark good sense and inimitable wit.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About Molly Ivins

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Molly Ivins lives in Austin, Texas.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published April 21, 2010 by Vintage. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Self Help, Cooking. Non-fiction

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She genuinely enjoys life in a “nation undeterred by reality” and a political system that “requires a certain relish for confusion.” The refreshing thing about Ivins is that she not only sees the normally harmless lunacy that surrounds her, she appreciates it;

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Though Ivins is surely one of the nation's most adroit political commentators, many of the biggest chuckles in this book come from her observations of everyday Americana—like the dearth of high heels in Berkeley, Calif.: "If there are hookers in this town," she says, "they wear Rockports."

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