Mary McCarthy (author)

Mary McCarthy (author)

Mary Therese McCarthy (June 21, 1912 – October 25, 1989) was an American author, critic and political activist.

Read more about Mary McCarthy (author):  Early Life, Beliefs As An Adult, Social Life, Literary Reputation, Death, Selected Works

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    I want that head so sanitary and squared away that the Virgin Mary herself would be proud to go in there and take a dump.
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