Airbox pak Brilliance Audio 1998
CS ISBN 1567407765 $24.95 Four cassettes
As Ivins herself would no doubt put it, "I can read my own material myself, thank you very much." And so she can. Her low-pitched Texas twang is perfect for this collection of newspaper columns originating in the Lone Star state. With an impeccable sense of timing she pokes fun at a variety of targets, chief among them the inequities of campaign financing. Her voice drips with sarcasm as she describes the posturing of conservative politicians or the glories of the Mall of America, but she reaches her zenith in her Fourth of July accolades to the average American and her eulogy for her somewhat eccentric mother. Whether or not they agree with Ivins's political views, listeners have the benefit of both her fine writing and her flawless delivery. J.B.G. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 99]
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