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January 7, 2010

More acclaim for Minutaglio & Smith

The Daily Kos says "You'll have no idea how much you missed her until you get the chance to read snippets of her again.

How sorely we miss and need Molly Ivins these days hits you like a four-by-four when you crack the pages of Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life...[a] thoughtful biography...

Ivins has been blessed with two biographers [Bill Minutaglio and W. Michael Smith] who treat her with respect and make it unnecessary for the subject to be as self-examining as we expect in this day and age; they do the heavy-lifting there for her—and for us.

As a biography, A Rebel Life is a model of how to assess a larger-than-life personality and outsize accomplishments while still keeping in mind the small, mundane moments -- camping trips, mornings alone, dark nights of the soul -- that make up the years of life. It's a keeper of a book."

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