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

Dome Improvement

How I’ll change life at the Capitol as governor. (Hint: Spaying is involved.)

Keep Gomorrah Weird

A passionate, pointed, and in retrospect, pot-induced defense of Austin.

Zero to Sixty

A dreaded milestone approaches.

Bring Him On

A "conversation" with John Kerry.

Man About Town

Why do I live where I live? To get away from the Peruvian
marching powder—and because my door was ajar.

The Wedding Partyer

Do I, Kinky Friedman, take tequila-loving country singer
Pat Green to be my friend for life? I do.

Arrivederci, Melanoma

I never thought about saving my skin, until things got as
serious as cancer.

Ardor in the Court

Racehorse Haynes is every year's model for what a successful trial lawyer should be.

Let Saigons Be Bygones

Thirty-five years after I refused to let my government send me there, Vietnam is where my kid sister, Marcie, lives. So I finally shipped out.

No Show

Pushing the Limits.

Case Open

Life, death, and Max Soffar.

See Kinky Run

Me for governor, continued.

The Wanderer

My Jerry Jeff Walker.

Hair Today...

My hair apparent.

Unhappily Ever After

Once upon a time, there was a writer— it doesn't matter which writer—with talent to burn. Wanna guess how the story ends?

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