Sunday, November 20, 2011

Finest form of free entertainment ever invented .......

"Good thing we've still got politics -- finest form of free entertainment ever invented."  Molly Ivins

Whether you agreed with her politics or not, it was hard to ignore syndicated columnist Molly Ivins'  wicked sense of humor.  Long time friend Myra MacPherson hosted a book party for another Ivins friend, Ellen Sweets.  Her book, Stirring Things up with Molly Ivins: A Memoir with Recipes, hit the stands in October.

"In Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins, her longtime friend, fellow reporter, and frequent sous-chef Ellen Sweets takes us into the kitchen with Molly and introduces us to the private woman behind the public figure. She serves up her own and others' favorite stories about Ivins as she recalls the fabulous meals they shared, complete with recipes for thirty-five of Molly's signature dishes. These stories reveal a woman who was even more fascinating and complex than the "professional Texan" she enjoyed playing in public."  Book description.

Ellen on her relationship with Molly: