Reflections In A Jaundiced Eye

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Macmillan, Feb 15, 1990 - Fiction - 208 pages
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In this collection of essays, Florence King confirms her position as one of the wittiest social critics now writing-and certainly the most uninhibited. Nothing escapes her withering gaze, from our greatest national institution ("Democrazy"), to the cult of Helpism ("Does Your Child Taste Salty?"), to the rules of historical romance writing ("Sex and the Saxon Churl"). If caring 'n' compassion are getting you down, open this book for a refreshing whiff of vitriol.

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To say that King is just a mite critical of the American way of life would be putting it mildly indeed. As she writes in her first chapter, ". . . life in America has the same effect on me as The ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

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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