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The Resource Texas hold 'em : how I was born in a manger, died in the saddle, and came back as a horny toad, Kinky Friedman ; illustrations by John Callahan

Texas hold 'em : how I was born in a manger, died in the saddle, and came back as a horny toad, Kinky Friedman ; illustrations by John Callahan

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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
Title
Texas hold 'em
Title remainder
how I was born in a manger, died in the saddle, and came back as a horny toad
Statement of responsibility
Kinky Friedman ; illustrations by John Callahan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Kinkster, "Kinky's term of endearment for himself," has been busy churning out the pages (three books last year; two so far this year), even as he prepares to run for governor of Texas in 2006. Given the successes of Jesse Ventura and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Kinkster figures he could be a governor, too; since governors don't do any "heavy lifting," he could do "some spiritual lifting," perhaps referring to his vow "to fight the wussification" of Texas. Apart from arguing for know-nothings in politics, Friedman supplies his readers with a great number of lists: Texas cheerleaders, Texas inventions, Texas oddities, Texas prison slang, etc. He even tries his hand at a bit of pop sociology, pondering the number of former Eagle Scouts on Texas's death row: "The Boy Scouts don't allow non-Christians or gays in their organization. You would think that would weed out the nutters but apparently not."--Publishers Weekly
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
976.4/02/07
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.R527
LC item number
T49 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Texas hold 'em : how I was born in a manger, died in the saddle, and came back as a horny toad, Kinky Friedman ; illustrations by John Callahan
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
57579440
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 218 p.
Isbn
9780312347468
Lccn
2005042777
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2005. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Ben Guttery, 2006 (Access. No. 2006-007). "Advance reader's edition" printed on cover. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff, 2007 (Access. No. 2007-086). Author's inscribed presentation copy to Bill [Wittliff], 6-3-2005. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
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Label
Texas hold 'em : how I was born in a manger, died in the saddle, and came back as a horny toad, Kinky Friedman ; illustrations by John Callahan
Publication
Control code
57579440
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 218 p.
Isbn
9780312347468
Lccn
2005042777
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2005. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Ben Guttery, 2006 (Access. No. 2006-007). "Advance reader's edition" printed on cover. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff, 2007 (Access. No. 2007-086). Author's inscribed presentation copy to Bill [Wittliff], 6-3-2005. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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