Oh, Molly

Molly Ivins has died. I admired her spark and wit, her astute political commentary delivered with a Texas twang. In January 1994 I read her first book, Molly Ivins Can’t Say That, Can She?; it was so funny there were laugh-out-loud moments, and it was this book that inspired me to consider moving from Syracuse, New York to Austin, Texas later that year.

Farewell, Ms. Ivins.

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2 Comments on “Oh, Molly”

  1. Emy Says:

    So sad, she really was one of a kind. I loved what Eric Alterman had to say:

    “I’m so sad to add my voice to those who mourn the loss of Molly Ivins. I’ve met a lot of the people whose work I admired for years before actually meeting them, and I promise you, nobody ever lived up to my unreasonable expectations for them more than did Molly. She was warm, generous, funny, fun, self-effacing, and I was slightly surprised to learn this–incredibly scholarly. I treasure the time we spent together and the encouragement she gave me for my work. If you want more evidence that the universe does not play fairly with its inhabitants, you need look no further than the loss we must all now endure without Molly in our lives when she had so much more left to give us. May her example flow like a mighty river though the rest of our lives’ work.”

  2. endment Says:

    She will be missed!!!