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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (273 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Molly Ivins Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2004 ISBN: 9781415905357
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The dazzling, inimitable Molly Ivins is back, with her own personal Hall of Fame of America’s most amazing and outlandish politicians–the wicked, the wise, the witty, and the witless–drawn from more than twenty years of reporting on the folks who attempt to run our government (in some cases, into the ground).

Who Let the Dogs In? takes us on a wild ride through two decades of political life, from Ronald Reagan, through Big George and Bill Clinton, to our current top dog, known to Ivins readers simply as Dubya. But those are just a few of the political animals who are honored and skewered for our amusement. Ivins also writes hilariously, perceptively, and at times witheringly of John Ashcroft, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, H. Ross Perot, Tom DeLay, Ann Richards, Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, and the current governor of Texas, who is known as Rick “Goodhair” Perry.
Following close on the heels of her phenomenally successful Bushwhacked and containing an up-to-the-minute Introduction for the campaign season, Who Let the Dogs In? is political writing at its best.


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Frederick Bingham | 1/28/2014

    " A collection of Molly Ivins columns from the past 20 years. Much of it is out of date and not that interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candice | 1/14/2014

    " I miss Molly Ivins. That's why I bought this book of some of her collected political satire. Turns out there was plenty to laugh about even before the current Bush administration. And she does it with such wit and style! Reminds me that things were bad back then too before I really paid any attention to politics. May she rest in peace! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrey | 12/28/2013

    " After hearing an interview on national public radio, I decided to read this book and see if it lived up to the billing. It did. This is a hilarious account of political lives. However, it also chronicles the corporate political ties that have developed through the years and our decaying bill of rights. Give it a read and see what you think. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 12/18/2013

    " Gets to be same stuff over and over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/8/2013

    " Molly Ivins is an author who is sure to make you laugh and then think. This book was no exception. After laughing, you might then feel the pain of the reality Ivins describes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TJ | 11/23/2013

    " Molly Ivins is a great story teller and a great writer. She had a keen eye for the truth and absurdity in daily living and in politics. I only wish more people had listened to her insights on W. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 10/30/2013

    " This one is mostly reprinted essays from the other volumes. Not bad, because her stuff has always been fun to read, but it's old news. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rochelle | 9/19/2013

    " I love Molly Ivins and deeply admire her ability to bring humor to an ugly situation. I read her column regularly when I lived in Texas and really enjoyed this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Hinrichs | 9/7/2013

    " Molly Ivins was one of my favorite political writers. She told us not to vote for a guy from Texas, and it sure looks like she knew what she was talking about! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hollis | 8/4/2013

    " A fabulous selection of op-eds from the past 20 years. Molly is so pithy and just tells it like it is. On Bill Clinton: Couldn't he keep his penis in his pants for 8 short years? She died several decades too young. I would have liked to have read her commentary on the 2010's and 20's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Boris | 6/19/2013

    " Fun to read anecdotes about politicians. Worth reading if only to remind us that you can never underestimate how low our elected officials can go. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simon | 2/25/2013

    " It was just a collection of old opinion pieces, but I liked it because she read it. Great for the car. It is sad she has passed on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louis Picone | 10/13/2012

    " good to see how the other side thinks "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason Stanford | 6/28/2012

    " A cynical disappointment. More declarations of ethics and raging against the night than descriptions of corruption and bad behavior. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi | 4/6/2012

    " Ivins hilarious expose of people in power. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 9/12/2011

    " Pretty funny, edgy, great for the current event politically savvy. Both politicl parties provide material for the comedic discourse. Ivins is so right-on with her sarcastic and pointed talks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Masked | 6/24/2011

    " texas political humor. from the woman who brought you shrub. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul Dinger | 5/14/2011

    " Molly Ivins sadly passed away recently and it is still a national tragedy. This book shows she is a lot more than just a critic of the Bush administration. This is a great read for her views on politics for the last thirty years. I couldn't put it down it was so interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Em | 8/23/2010

    " A good collection of classic Ivins, but it gets almost a little too comprehensive toward the end. The discussions of national politicians and personalities is much more interesting than the local folks that populate most of the end of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 7/12/2010

    " Molly was right (small "r") about everything. Kind of depressing to read about the Right (capital "R") for the last 15 years. What a collection of bumblers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hollis | 6/23/2010

    " A fabulous selection of op-eds from the past 20 years. Molly is so pithy and just tells it like it is. On Bill Clinton: Couldn't he keep his penis in his pants for 8 short years? She died several decades too young. I would have liked to have read her commentary on the 2010's and 20's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simon | 9/23/2009

    " It was just a collection of old opinion pieces, but I liked it because she read it. Great for the car. It is sad she has passed on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 4/2/2009

    " Molly Ivins was one of my favorite political writers. She told us not to vote for a guy from Texas, and it sure looks like she knew what she was talking about! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 1/9/2009

    " Molly Ivins sadly passed away recently and it is still a national tragedy. This book shows she is a lot more than just a critic of the Bush administration. This is a great read for her views on politics for the last thirty years. I couldn't put it down it was so interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristi | 9/26/2008

    " Ivins hilarious expose of people in power. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 8/7/2008

    " Gets to be same stuff over and over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 7/27/2008

    " Pretty funny, edgy, great for the current event politically savvy. Both politicl parties provide material for the comedic discourse. Ivins is so right-on with her sarcastic and pointed talks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 3/17/2008

    " Molly Ivins is an author who is sure to make you laugh and then think. This book was no exception. After laughing, you might then feel the pain of the reality Ivins describes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 David | 2/25/2008

    " Molly was right (small "r") about everything. Kind of depressing to read about the Right (capital "R") for the last 15 years. What a collection of bumblers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Masked | 2/21/2008

    " texas political humor. from the woman who brought you shrub. "

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About the Author
Author Molly Ivins

Molly Ivins (1944–2007) was an American newspaper columnist, political commentator, and bestselling author. She was born in California and lived in Austin, Texas.

About the Narrator

Kate Fleming (a.k.a. Anna Fields) (1965–2006), winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2004, was one of the most respected narrators in the industry. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, she was also a director, producer, and technician at her own studio, Cedar House Audio.