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Texas Hold 'em: How I Was Born in a Manger, Died in the Saddle, and Came Back as a Horny Toad

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"Texas Hold 'Em is more than just a card game. It deals…with that fine, forgotten art of playing a poor hand well…Texas Hold 'Em is a state of mind, a spiritual survival technique, a way of holding on to things that might just be important in this ever-changing world." --from the introduction to Texas Hold 'Em

The irrepressible, future Governor of Texas is back with a crusade to stop the wussification of the Lone Star State. He never thought he'd see the day when he'd miss gun racks in the back windows of pickup trucks, but he almost does. He misses the days when cowboy shirts never had buttons and coffee with a friend was still a dime. Many of the stubborn, dusty, weather-beaten little towns, roads, trucks, jeeps, people and animals are gone now. Like it or not, the peaceful, scenic bucolic Hill Country of his childhood is being dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st Century.

His is at his outrageous best as he gives Americans a look at the state made famous by the Alamo, the armadillo, Willie Nelson, and, well, Kinky Friedman. Texas Hold 'Em is composed of provocative essays, including autobiographical pieces that are at times bittersweet and at other hilarious, profiles of such stellar Texans as his friend, Willie Nelson, as you've never seen him before, George W. Bush, and Racehorse Haynes, and a treasure trove of lists, quizzes , including:

If the Ten Commandments Were Written by a Texan

Tex My ride

Texas Firsts

What Kind of Texas Driver Are you?

As an added diversion, the book is decorated with cartoons by the brilliant John Callahan, particularly appealing to those whose lives are spiraling downward into tailspins of despair.

Texas Hold 'Em is the way in which the Kinkster plays the game of life. To him, Texas Hold' Em means holding on to what is dear to him, to the things that made him who he is, always remembering that the most important things in life aren't things. An old cowboy philosophy of life sums it up — "hang on tight, spur hard, and let 'er buck."

About the Author

Kinky Friedman is a former country music star, Texas Monthly columnist, and author of a successful mystery series. He is running for Governor of Texas in November '06. He wants to take things back to a time when the cowboys all sang and their horses were smart.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312331559
Subtitle:
How I Was Born in a Manger, Died in the Saddle, and Came Back as a Horny Toad
Author:
Friedman, Kinky
Illustrator:
Callahan, John
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
HIS036130
Subject:
United States/State
Subject:
Local/South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Subject:
United States/State & Local/South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20060418
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 15 cartoons by John Callahan
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.28x5.66x.65 in. .48 lbs.

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