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Florence King
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Commentator
    (January 5, 1936-January 6, 2016)
    Born in Washington, District of Columbia
    Humorist and essayist
    Columnist for 'National Review'
    Wrote 'Southern Ladies and Gentlemen' (1975), 'WASP, Where Is Thy Sting?' (1977), 'Confessions of a Failed Southern Lady' (1985), 'Reflections in a Jaundiced Eye' (1989), 'Lump It Or Leave It' (1990), 'With Charity Toward None: A Fond Look at Misanthropy' (1992), 'The Florence King Reader' (1995), 'STET, Dammit!' (2002) and 'Deja Reviews: Florence King All Over Again' (2006)
    She wrote pornographic stories, pulp fiction and erotica under various pen names.
    She expressed regret at revealing her bisexuality, saying she did not want to be part of the 'gay liberation movement.'
    She retired from the 'National Review' (2002) only to come back four years later.
    She was a self-described misanthrope.
    When an interviewer asked, 'Why do you hate people?' she replied, 'Who else is there to hate?'
    Molly Ivins plagiarized from her book 'Southern Ladies and Gentlemen' in a column.
    She has been described as 'the world's funniest bisexual Republican.'
    George Will wrote that if H.L. Mencken were still alive, he would be Florence King.
    Commenting on maintaining her grandmother's standard of manners, she noted, 'No matter which sex I went to bed with, I never smoked on the street.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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