With Charity Toward None: A Fond Look At Misanthropy

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Macmillan, Mar 15, 1993 - Humor - 208 pages
The unreconstructed people-hater offers her piece de resistance: a guided tour of the misanthropic life, and an inspirational handbook for Americans grown tired of goo-goo humanitarianism and sensitivity that never sleeps. The only trouble with this book is that its covers are too close together.--The New York Times.
 

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Contents

1 AUTHORS NOTE
1
2 A NATION OF FRIENDLY MISANTHROPES
9
3 A NATION OF MISANTHROPIC FRIENDS
25
4 THE GOADING OF AMERICA
44
5 TENDER MISANTHROPES
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6 YOUR PRESIDENT IS NOT A MISANTHROPE
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7 TOURETTES MISANTHROPY
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8 MSANTHROPES
98
9 OUR LADYS JUGGLER SHRUGGED ON THE INSTALLMENT PLAN
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10 BY FLYING SPIKES IN FSHARP POSSESSED
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11 THE OLD MISANTHROPE
160
12 THE MOTHER OF ALL ATTITUDES
171
13 EPILOGUE A MISANTHROPES GARDEN OF VERSES
182
BIBLIOGRAPHY
192
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About the author (1993)

Florence Virginia King was born in Washington, D. C. on January 5, 1936. She received a bachelor's degree in history from American University. After college, she trained briefly for the Marines before entering graduate school at the University of Mississippi. She left graduate school after she discovered she could earn $250 an article writing first-person stories for pulp magazines like Uncensored Confessions. She wrote more than 100 articles. When the pulps became less popular, she started writing erotic novels under a series of pseudonyms including The Barbarian Princess by Laura Buchanan. In the 1960s, she was a feature writer for The Raleigh News and Observer in North Carolina. Her first book under her own name was the nonfiction title Southern Ladies and Gentlemen, which was published in 1975. Her other nonfiction books include He: An Irreverent Look at the American Male, Reflections in a Jaundiced Eye, Lump It or Leave It, and With Charity Toward None: A Fond Look at Misanthropy. She also wrote a memoir entitled Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady and an anthology entitled The Florence King Reader. She wrote two columns for the National Review entitled Misanthrope's Corner and The Bent Pin. She also wrote book criticism for Newsday and The New York Times. She died on January 6, 2015 at the age of 80.

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