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
Free Trade: Are There Really Losers Over Appropriately Considered Spans of Time? - (Don Boudreaux) Carl, a high-school history teacher from South Carolina, writes to ask how, if ever, do I consider the “losers from free trade” in my defen...
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