Lump It Or Leave It

Florence King

St. Martin's Griffin

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Lump It or Leave It, Florence King's latest volume of rapier-edged contemplations on American tomfoolery--er, values--takes on everything from the hazards of fame to the joys of menopause, with all of the bile and brio that has made her the nation's most beloved misanthrope. From college professors ("incapable of earning a living with either their minds or their hands") to the South ("if at first you don't secede, try, try, again") to the U.S. government ("the crude leading the crud"), few fools remain unskewered by the reigning Queen of Spleen.

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Lump It Or Leave It
FIFTYSOMETHINGLear's is the magazine "For The Woman Who Wasn't Born Yesterday."Shakespearean buffs who think it is named for the Lear who said, "Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth, with cadent tears fret channels in her cheeks," must think again. Lear's is the brainchild of sixtyish Frances Lear, the former Mrs. Norman Lear, who decided to build the confidence of older women by giving them their own magazine and naming it after the man who paid her $112 million for divorcing him.Considering the way they edited my copy, they ought to call themselves The Battle-Ax.

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Florence King

Florence King is the author of Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady, With Charity Toward None, and other books. Though she still lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Washington-fed yuppies may yet drive her father into the hills.

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Lump It Or Leave It
Florence King

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
August 1991
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ISBN: 9781466816183
ISBN10: 146681618X
181 pages
$7.99
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