Texas, My Texas

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Paperback ISBN-13: 9780929398549
Paperback ISBN-10: 929398548
Physical Description: 6 X 9. 112 pp
Publication Date: August 1993

"The use of detail in his writing reflects his years of observation and thought about Texas culture, and his ready wit mirrors a nimble mind . . . An enjoyable book . . . giving pleasure chapter by chapter."Review of Texas Books

"Lee discourses on the Texas myth, on fundamentals like meat and pie, writes of honky-tonks and old time burial customs and about the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders . . . An enjoyable read."Austin American-Statesman

As Jim Lee writes in the Introduction, "these pieces have embarrassed my family, friends, and colleagues for more than three decades. So it is only natural that I have collected them into one volume. The essays are supposed to be funny, but . . . some of my more serious and sober auditors have shaken heads, frowned openly, looked amazed and disgusted, or even walked out as I spoke. One former president of the Texas Folklore Society makes it a point to boycott my readings whenever she can . . . I am writing this introduction because it is expected and because I ought to tell why I am foisting this nonsense off again: I hope to make a lot of money and buy me a Lincoln Continental automobile. I just thought you ought to know."

Out of Print.

About Author:

JAMES WARD LEE is past Chairman of the Department of English at the University of North Texas.