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Cowboys Are My Weakness

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"I've always had this thing for cowboys, maybe because I was born in New Jersey. But a real cowboy is hard to find these days, even in the West," says the narrator in the title story of Pam Houston's critically acclaimed collection. In these strong, shrewd, and very funny stories, we meet smart women who are looking for the love of a good man, and men who are wild and hard to pin down. Our heroines are part daredevil, part philosopher, all acute observers of the nuances of modern romance. They go where their cowboys go, they meet cowboys who don't look the part — and they have staunch friends who give them advice when the going gets rough. "Cowboys Are My Weakness" is a refreshing and realistic look at men and women — together and apart.

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In these strong, shrewd, and very funny stories, we meet heroines who are part daredevil, part philosopher, all acute observers of the nuances of modern romance. They go where their cowboys go, they meet cowboys who don't look the part — and they have staunch friends who give them advice when the going gets rough.

About the Author

Pam Houston was born in New Jersey and graduated from Denison University in 1983. Her collection of stories, Cowboys Are My Weakness, was the 1993 winner of the Western States Book Award, and now appears in eight languages. "How to Talk to a Hunter" was selected for Best American Short Stories 1990. Houston is the editor of the anthology Women on Hunting and wrote the text for a book of photographs called Men Before Ten A.M. She has been a contributing editor at Elle and Ski, now writes regularly for Condé Nast Sports for Women, and teaches creative writing at workshops across the country. Formerly a hunting guide and river guide, she lives at 9,000 feet near the Continental Divide in southwestern Colorado.

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ann_locates, September 9, 2008 (view all comments by ann_locates)
Now that we are in the midst of "change" in our political
game in the US, this book should be read again. I can't say no to a man in a cowboy hat. That is not a weakness and Pam Houston doesn't think it is either.
Her editors must have wanted a catchy title and this book tells it like it is. Her advice to all who may be interested in the truth about boy and girls will make you laugh and cry.
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Effie, September 8, 2008 (view all comments by Effie)
Pam Houston knows how to write a good story, and how to grab your attention while you read it. It will be hard for you to put this book down.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671793883
Editor:
Rosenman, Jane
Author:
Rosenman, Jane
Author:
Houston, Pam
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Westerns
Subject:
Cowboys
Subject:
Cowboys -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
510
Publication Date:
19930201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.3125 in 6.384 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In these strong, shrewd, and very funny stories, we meet heroines who are part daredevil, part philosopher, all acute observers of the nuances of modern romance. They go where their cowboys go, they meet cowboys who don't look the part — and they have staunch friends who give them advice when the going gets rough.
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