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November 11, 2009

Rediscover a Texas original

"Molly Ivins had a voice to be reckoned with at a time when female reporters were relegated to the 'women's pages.' Throwing off the mantle of convention and embracing the quirky rebelliousness of her home state of Texas in the 1960s, she forged a career as an influential political columnist and social activist. Fans of Ivins's work and readers interested in feminist history, contemporary politics, and media studies will like this first full-length biography of Ivins." - Library Journal

"full of wonderful stories about a complex, brilliant woman who will be remembered for her trademark wit and down-home wisdom"
- Dallas Morning News

"this biography will be enjoyed... it will help a new crop of readers discover an American original" - Cleveland Plain Dealer

"a solid account of her development as a reporter and writer. The best part, of course, is rereading Ivins’s old zingers... Aspiring journalists, read this — and then get to work." - Kirkus Reviews

"an illuminating portrait... Long before she grew famous for challenging the right-wing status quo, Molly Ivins worked at the Minneapolis Tribune. [Minutaglio and Smith's MOLLY IVINS] is a well documented look at an unconventional life." - Minneapolis Star Tribune

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