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Molly Ivins: a rebel life

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She was a groomed for a gilded life in moneyed Houston, but Molly Ivins left the country club behind to become one of the most provocative, courageous, and influential journalists in American history. Presidents and senators called her for advice; her column ran in 400 newspapers; her books, starting with Molly Ivins Can’t Say That, Can She?, were bestsellers. But despite her fame, few people really knew her: what her background was, who influenced her, how her political views developed, or how many painful struggles she fought.

Molly Ivins is a comprehensive, definitive narrative biography, based on intimate knowledge of Molly, interviews with her family, friends, and colleagues, and access to a treasure trove of her personal papers. Written in a rollicking style, it is at once the saga of a powerful, pugnacious woman muscling her way to the top in a world dominated by men; a fascinating look behind the scenes of national media and politics; and a sobering account of the toll of addiction and cancer. Molly Ivins adds layers of depth and complexity to the story of an American legend?a woman who inspired people both to laughter and action.

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table_of_contents General Jim -- River Oaks -- Ghost -- Naturally backwards into journalism -- Young radicals -- Us against them -- Necessary humor -- The you know what -- Molly Ivins can't say that, can she? -- Molly, Inc. -- The kind of pressure -- You got to dance -- Dearly beloveds.
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