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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 Kinky Friedman

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

Kinky Friedman

Published
ISBN : 9780641831980
Hardcover
218 pages
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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 thisMoreTexas 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 EmThe irrepressible, future Governor of Texas is back with a crusade to stop the wussification of the Lone Star State. He never thought hed see the day when hed 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 youve 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 arent things. An old cowboy philosophy of life sums it up — hang on tight, spur hard, and let er buck.