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People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they're all asleep at the switch. Consequently we are living in the Age of Human Error. Florence King#Age 117
Florence King#Age 117
American couples have gone to such lengths to avoid the interference of in-laws that they have to pay marriage counselors to interfere between them. Florence King#Marriage 67
Florence King#Marriage 67
During the feminist seventies men were caught between a rock and a hard-on; in the fathering eighties they are caught between good hugs and bad hugs. Florence King#Men 65
Florence King#Men 65
Those colorful denizens of male despair, the Bowery bum and the rail-riding hobo, have been replaced by the bag lady and the welfare mother. Women have even taken over Skid Row. Florence King#Poverty 64
Florence King#Poverty 64
Americans worship creativity the way they worship physical beauty - as a way of enjoying elitism without guilt: God did it. Florence King#beauty 56
Florence King#beauty 56
Writers who have nothing to say always strain for metaphors to say it in. Florence King#Uncategorized 46
Florence King#Uncategorized 46
The witty woman is a tragic figure in American life. Wit destroys eroticism and eroticism destroys wit, so women must choose between taking lovers and taking no prisoners. Florence King#Humor 45
Florence King#Humor 45
Self-help books are making life downright unsafe. Women desperate to catch a man practice all the ploys recommended by these authors. Bump into him, trip over him, knock him down, spill something on him, scald him, but meet him. Florence King#Progress 39
Florence King#Progress 39
True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories. Florence King#Composition 38
Florence King#Composition 38
In Mississippi the important thing is hooch not bar equipment. Florence King#Drinking 19
Florence King#Drinking 19
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