Withering Slights: The Bent Pin Collection, 2007 to 2012

$24.95

Withering Slights: The Bent Pin Collection, 2007 to 2012

$24.95

Get the Acclaimed Florence King Collection, Direct from National Review

Withering Slights: The Bent Pin Collection, 2007 to 2012

Few will argue that there have been any National Review writers of greater style, wit, and caustic wisdom than the late Florence King, whose beloved “second” column, “The Bent Pin,” graced the magazine in every other issue from 2007 to 2012 (her previous column, “The Misanthrope’s Corner,” held NR’s back page for a glorious decade).

King fans (who isn’t?!) have so craved her timeless works that over the years NR has published two collections, STET, Damnit! and Deja Reviews. And now we’re delighted to offer her third treasure trove of unrivaled prose à la Florence—Withering Slights: The Bent Pin Collection, 2007 to 2012.

On every page of this brand-new, 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 ballooning across the fruited plains and foggy moors—which is why you must get your first-edition copy of Withering Slights, right now, hot off the press. The cost if just $24.95, direct from (and only from) NR, happily shipped and handled at no cost to you.

Admit again what you’ve admitted every time you’ve read a King column or review: that through the laughter you’ve chortled, “I wish I’d have said that.” Which is what you indeed will say when you climb the lofty heights of Withering Slights.

Conservatives, curmudgeons, and anyone who thrills to superior writing will delight at this complete “Bent Pin” collection, a 200-proof, rip-roaring, bombs-away exposition of La Firenze at her very best. Brandishing sharp, crafted, tight prose that dazzles and endures, Miss King’s dead-on, no-punch-pulled take on the American scene and its many cultural peccadillos will elicit gasps and guffaws, head-shakes and table-slams, Heck-Yeahs and Damn-Straights (and maybe even a Darn-Tootin’).

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.

It’s beautiful, brand new, only $24.95, and waiting for a place in your family library. We'll miss  Florence terribly, but we'll always be able to remember her great writing. You can too: Order Florence King’s Withering Slights: The Bent Pin Collection, 2007 to 2012 today from NR.

And while you’re at it, why not order the set of STET, Damnit! and Deja Reviews?