Gregory Curtis was born in Corpus Christi and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. He received a BA in English from Rice University and a master’s in English from San Francisco State College. While in San Francisco, he ran a very small printing and publishing company. He became a staff writer for Texas Monthly in 1972, just as the magazine was launched, and was promoted to editor in 1981, a position he held until 2000. In addition to Texas Monthly, he has written for the New York Times, New York Times magazine, Rolling Stone, Fortune, and Time. Curtis is the author of The Cave Painters and Disarmed: The Story of Venus DeMilo. He lives in Austin and is an adequate equestrian and aspiring magician.
Our reviewer, whose capacity for punishment is apparently boundless, reports on ten best-selling paperback books.
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He left a police department, a mayor, and fifty bodies in his wake.
West Texans are going to have to figure out what they’re going to do when the well runs dry.
One of pro basketball’s smartest players thinks about everything but the game.
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