Gail Collins

Washingtonian – Review of As Texas Goes… by Gail Collins

New York Times columnist Gail Collins got interested in Texas after a 2009 Tea Party rally at which Rick Perry toyed with the idea of secession. But when a friend sent her a story out of Dallas—man allegedly beat woman with frozen armadillo—she decided to devote a book to the “scrappy” state. As Texas Goes . . . reads like a Collins column: well researched, often funny. “If we lived in a world where parents and teachers always got their first choice when it came to teenagers’ sexual behavior,” she writes of Texas’s embrace of abstinence-only sex ed, “Texas would be so in the vanguard.”

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