Molly Ivins

Molly Ivins

A Rebel Life

A revelatory biography of the irreverent political commentator and bestselling author whose public persona masked a complicated and compelling personal history.


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. A revelatory biography of the irreverent political commentator and bestselling author whose public persona masked a complicated and compelling personal history.


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Books

The Most Dangerous Man in America
Dallas 1963
In Search of the Blues
Molly Ivins A Rebel Life
The President's Counselor
City on Fire
First Son
Locker Room Mojo
The Hidden City
Echoes of Texas Football
Merchants of Misery: How Corporate America Profits From Poverty
Literary Austin