Kinky Friedman

Richard S. “Kinky” Friedman is an American Texas country singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician, and former columnist for Texas Monthly. He styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. Friedman was one of two independent candidates in the 2006 election for the office of governor of Texas. Receiving 12.6 percent of the vote, he placed fourth in the six-person race.

Stories

My E-piphany

If Tahitian sailors could find Hawaii using only their testicles, I ought to be able to survive the modern world without a computer. But, hell, it looks like I can't.

Gov Hunt

As the only man ever to run against both Bill White and Rick Perry, I have a few thoughts on how either one of these fine, upstanding, admirable men could beat the tar out of the other.

Gomer And Me

You’ll never guess how I came to break bread with TV’s best-loved Marine.

Rhinestone Cowboy

Or how I came to be known as “the man who put the glitter on Loretta Lynn’s titter.”

Poi Dog Pondering

An open letter to the president-elect.

Only the Lonely

How I came to know the hermit of Echo Hill.

What Are The Odds?

My little gambling problem.

The Cable Guy

The match made in hell that is Bill O’Reilly and me.

The Four Questions

How would Jesus answer them? How will you?

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Why cigar haters make ashes of themselves.

Reform Follows Function

When I ran for governor, I saw firsthand everything that was wrong with our state’s political system. That’s why I know how to fix it.

Reform Follows Function

When I ran for governor, I saw firsthand everything that was wrong with our state’s political system. That’s why I know how to fix it.

Getting My Goat

I wanted to help my old pal when he became a Katrina evacuee. I really did. But any houseguest who stays for nearly two years is going to drive you crazy (or, in my case, crazier).

Killing Me Softly

Professional suicide times two.

My Pet Project

Even stray cats and dogs need a Gandhi-like figure.

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