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Hot off the Press!

Our new collection of Florence King’s “The Bent Pin” columns — Withering Slights — is here, ready and waiting for your order, your devouring, and your complete and utter enjoyment of classic prose from one of America’s best writers.

On every page of this handsome hardcover book is proof positive that in Miss King’s deft hand, the pen is mightier than any sword, and the pin of prose finds and pricks the many inanities currently ballooning over the fruited plains — which is why you must get your first-edition copy of Withering Slights right now, hot off the press. The cost is just $24.95, direct from (and only from) NR, happily shipped and handled at no cost to you. Do that right here.

From her first “Bent Pin” column in 2007 (“Grosser and Grosser”) to her 2012 adios (“Something Ere the End”), and some five dozen more beauts between them (including classics such as “A Broad at Home,” “Facial Politics,” “Softboiled Speech,” “The Defenestration of the Shmoo,” and “With Liberty and Pug Noses for All”), King holds nothing back, letting loose her pen on anyone and anything from atrocious trends (Neo-Cleavage!) to irksome types (Weeping Wardens, LibProgs, TempCons, Pixies, New Changers, and many more) — all of it refreshing and guffaw-inducing. And as ever, you’ll relish the THWACK! when Florence gets her grump on to land a two-by-four of contempt upside many a deserving noggin.

So order your copy of Withering Slights, and while you’re at it, consider our other revered King collections — STET, Damnit! and Deja Reviews.

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