"Here's a chance to read him for yourself. He will endear himself to few, for he debunks pretensions, and shows the clay feet of idols. Even his obituaries make no concessions. Urbane and witty, he is frequently a healthy irritant."H.L. Mencken is the author of 'A Mencken Chrestomathy: His Own Selection of His Choicest Writing', published 1982 under ISBN 9780394752099 and ISBN 0394752090.