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I'd been having a "hankering" as Ivins might say, for some of her writing. I went to Mother Jones' website to dig up some of her old stuff, only to discover that she'd finally lost her battle with cancer.

She had a wit and charm that almost makes you want to move to Texas.


http://www.motherjones.com/news/upda...lly_ivins.html

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I don't think I've heard of her before, but just reading the obit in your link, Jen, made me curious. I'll have to go back and read her stuff. She sounds like Erma Bombeck, too.
 

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The Texas Observer site has a lot of her works as well as commentary by other famous people that will miss her. It's worth reading. I've known about her for decades and read many of her columns. Then again, I've lived in Texas all my life
 

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kentauros..Thanks for posting the Observer link. I didn't even think to look there, since she'd been gone for like 30 years. It's a very nice tribute.
 

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Yes, I was sad to hear she had died. I went to college in Texas and have read a lot of her stuff. She was really sharp and had a great turn of phrase. After her death they were airing some of her interviews on NPR, so if you're interested you can probably check those out. I know there was one on Fresh Air. I think you can appreciate her work even more if you can hear her voice as you are reading it.
 

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Jen, you're welcome


I think she was still involved with the Observer, like financially helping them even if she didn't work for them anymore. Of course, the Observer is often close to being broke half the time, too...

I should re-sub. I do miss reading it sometimes. Oh, and Democracy Now also aired old interviews with her last week, so they might have them available on their site, too (democracynow.org)
 

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Yeah..I checked Democracy Now, MotherJones, and some populist sites.

*sigh* I think what I liked most about her was that she didn't fit into a stereotype. She was a "down home" kinda girl (who wouldnt've minded being called a girl), but at the same time, had these liberal values.
 
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