Search - List of Books by Liz Carpenter

"Instead of looking at life as a narrowing funnel, we can see it ever widening to choose the things we want to do, to take the wisdom we've learned and create something." -- Liz Carpenter
Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Sutherland Carpenter (September 1, 1920 – March 20, 2010) was a writer, feminist, former reporter, media advisor, speechwriter, political humorist, and public relations expert.Carpenter was born in historic Salado in southern Bell County, Texas. In 1936, her 24-room residence there was declared a state historic monument. In 1967, a plaque was unveiled to indicate that Carpenter had once lived there. At the age of seven, she moved with her family to Austin. Carpenter stood in the forefront of the Women's Movement when it began and never wavered from her platform. Her projects and causes ranged from supporting high tech to fighting cancer. Often called the "funniest woman in politics", she was in demand as a public speaker until her death.

Carpenter launched her journalism career at Austin High School in Austin as the editor of the school paper, The Austin Maroon. Another aspiring journalist, Les Carpenter (ca. 1921–1974) of Austin, was business manager of the newspaper. The two became best friends, majored in journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, and worked together on the university newspaper, The Daily Texan. Les firmly supported Liz when she was elected vice president of the student body, the first woman to have held that position.

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Total Books: 15
Presidential Humor For Candidates Speechwriters and Voters Preachers Housewives Janitors Hecklers and Other Political Types
Start With A Laugh
2000 - Start with a Laugh (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781571684110
ISBN-10: 1571684115
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Start With A Laugh
2000 - Start with a Laugh (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781571684127
ISBN-10: 1571684123
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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Unplanned Parenthood The Confessions of a Seventy-something Surrogate Mother
Seconds of a Pinch of This and a Handful of That Historic Recipes of Texas 1830-1900
Unplanned Parenthood  The Confessions of a Seventy-Something Surrogate Mother
1994 - Unplanned Parenthood the Confessions of a Seventy-something Surrogate Mother (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679427988
ISBN-10: 0679427988
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 2.3/5 Stars.
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Ruffles and Flourishes
1993 - Ruffles and Flourishes (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780890965481
ISBN-10: 089096548X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Getting Better All the Time
Ruffles and Flourishes
1971 - Ruffles and Flourishes (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780671772659
ISBN-10: 0671772651
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Getting Better All the Time
Getting Better All the Time [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780816144969
ISBN-10: 0816144966
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Getting Better All the Time
Getting Better All the Time
Getting Better All the Time (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9785551522461
ISBN-10: 5551522466
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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