Surely you have some loveable crank in your life — a bright but curmudgeonly soul who shouldn’t be forgotten on December 25. We’ve got the ideal gift: Florence King’s STET, Damnit! This big (over 500 pages!) hardcover book is the complete and unabridged collection of all Miss King’s renowned “Misanthrope’s Corner” columns that ruled the back page of National Review from 1991 to 2002.
Imagine the smile that will cross the face of your “giftee” (what about that harrumphing aunt or crotchety father-in-law?!) as he delves into Miss King’s clock-cleaning verbiage! During her NR tenure in the MC, Florence derided dunderheads, disemboweled sacred cows, trashed trends, and lampooned the lame-brained. For over a decade her wise words were the proverbial two-by-four that smacked upside the thick and dense heads of busybodies, chin-droolers, feel-gooders, store-greeters, plagiarists, teddy-bear memorializers, whiners, wanna-be victims, crisis-counseling apostles, and many more of society’s more annoying types.
Share all that crackling prose, all that slashing, burning, vim, vigor, and verbal vinegar, with a deserving grump. Or just anyone who loves superior writing. STET, Damnit! costs $24.95, which includes free shipping and handling (UPS Ground costs an additional $5). Order here.