Texas Hold 'em

Texas Hold 'em

How I Was Born in A Manger, Died in the Saddle, and Came Back as A Horny Toad

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of provocative essays, autobiographical writings, and profiles of such Texans as Willie Nelson, George W. Bush, and Racehorse Haynes is complemented by the author's rules for living the cowboy life, humorous recipes, and a Texas-style astrological chart. 50,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
"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."



Holtzbrinck
Texas Hold 'Em is composed of provocative essays, including autobiographical pieces that are at times bittersweet and at others hilarious, profiles of such stellar Texans as his friend, Willie Nelson, as you've never seen him before, and a treasure trove of lists, quizzes and humorous recipes: Including Gene Autry's rules for being a cowboy compared to Kinky Friedman's rules, a Texas -style astrological chart, Ten Alternate Uses for Sulfur, Texing My Ride-or how to make a vehicle more Texas.

There will be cowboy cartoons throughout by Callahan, the quadriplegic cartoonist from the northwest.


Blackwell North Amer
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 twenty-first century.
"Kinky" Friedman 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 times hilarious; profiles of such stellar Texans as his friend Willie Nelson (as you've never seen him before), George W. Bush, Jerry Jeff Walker, Pat Green, and Racehorse Haynes.

Baker
& Taylor

Collects essays, autobiographical writings, and profiles of such Texans as Willie Nelson and George W. Bush, including the author's rules for living the cowboy life, humorous recipes, and a Texas-style astrological chart.
Kinky Friedman 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.
A collection of essays, autobiographical writings and profiles of such Texans as Willie Nelson, George W. Bush, and Racehorse Haynes also includes the author's rules for living the cowboy life, humorous recipes, and a Texas-style astrological chart.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312331542
0312331541
9780312347468
0312347464
Branch Call Number: 976.4 FRI
Characteristics: xx, 218 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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