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Friedman, Kinky | Texas Hold 'Em | Signed First Edition Copy
Texas Hold 'Em | Friedman, Kinky | Signed First Edition Book

TEXAS HOLD 'EM by Kinky Friedman

First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket in archival acetate cover, signed by the author. 2005 NY: St. Martin's ISBN 9780312331542
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Texas Hold 'Em
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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 and quizzes, including: "If the Ten Commandments Were Written by a Texan", "Tex My Ride", "Texas Firsts", and "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."

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5 of 5 Texas Hold'Em December 13, 2017
Reviewer: T. Nelson from Austin, TX United States  
A fun read which adds levity to otherwise serious subjects, like politics.
A great introduction to new arrivals from someone who knows the good, the bad, and the oddities of Texas.

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