Way back when, somebody gave me a copy of Confessions of a Reluctant Optimist by Phyllis McGinley as a gift, I think as a graduation present. I (ahem) seem to remember getting a lot of mileage out of that book, carrying it around and watching people react to the title...
I still think it's one of the best titles for a book, ever.
My thanks to Denny Hartford for this wonderful post on the poet/author Phyllis McGinley, born March 22, 1905.
The Voice of the Poet: American Wits; Audio CD
American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse
Quotation of the Day… - (Don Boudreaux) … is from the abstract of Solomon Polachek’s and Carlos Seiglie’s important 2006 paper, “Trade, Peace and Democracy: An Analysis of Dyadic ...
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