“I Told You So is true, terrifying, and coffee-out-your-nose funny.
I love Kate Clinton. Buy the book, or I’ll sic the NSA on your ass.”
Rachel Maddow, Host of “The Rachel Maddow Show”
I Told You So is a hilarious, bittersweet, and politically acute survival guide. In collected columns and routines, Kate Clinton gleefully details personal coping techniques tested over a lifetime. They’re perfectly suited for political and cultural upheaval, wildcatting for democracy, curbing your cynicism, and changing the climate. Read them and you’ll never be voted off the island.
Clinton’s new collection spans refreshingly disparate topics. Sexual hypocrisy and gay marriage. Girls gone wild and boys gone to war. Hillary Clinton and U.S. politics. Obama props and prop hates. Baptism and waterboarding. Intelligent design, families of choice, and even bee colony collapses. The essays in the book are classic Clinton-provocative, thoughtful, and edgy. ISBN 9780807044551.
As a humorist for over twenty-five years, Clinton believes that making light, light enough to see and light enough to move, is what sustains us. What unites the essays is a Möbius strip of humor intended not to dissipate outrage but rather to motivate action.
Kate Clinton is a faith-based, tax-paying, America-loving political humorist and family entertainer. With a career spanning almost thirty years, Kate Clinton has worked through economic booms and busts, Disneyfication and Walmartization, gay movements and gay markets, lesbian chic and queer eyes, and eight presidential inaugurals. She still believes that humor gets us through peacetime, wartime, scoundrel time and economic down times. This year she celebrates her 31st year of performing.