Synopses & Reviews
Part memoir, part how-to, all Baxter Black, Lessons from a Desperado Poet is a humorous, witty take on making a living by doing the right thing and trying everything. According to Baxter Black, success “does not require a genius; it just requires the persistence of a glacier. Remember, often its not ability that gets you ahead, its reliability. The world is run by those who show up.”
Lessons from a Desperado Poet leaves a trail of self-improvement and motivational tortilla crumbs that readers will follow with delight—before, that is, squirreling them away in their own cerebral pockets for later use.
"There is nothing profound in saying that chickens cluck or that Baxter Black is a man of enormous talent, but readers of this book will find there is more to his success than a train-load of talent. He didnt quit when life bucked him off and stomped on his hat. He works hard. He reads and studies and thinks. He prays. He keeps his word. He doesnt write trash. He respects his audience. How rare and refreshing: an artist/entertainer who can spell integrity, and even knows what it means."
- John Erickson, Author of "Hank the Cowdog" Series
A mind-tickling romp through the formation, fermentation, and fruition of the authors career as a poet in a country where publishing poetry is practically illegal,” Lessons from a Desperado Poet boldly injects a poem now and again when it is relevant, just to prove a point!
About the Author
Baxter Black is known to millions for his insights as America’s Cowboy Poet and as a large-animal veterinarian. He would still be a practicing vet if, in his words, “cowboy poetry had not hijacked my life.” His books include The Back Page: The Best of Baxter Black from Western Horseman, and Hey, Cowboy, Wanna Get Lucky?