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

Don Imus Has Heart

In New Mexico--far west Texas to you and me--my old friend the radio jock runs a ranch for kids with cancer. And you thought he was all talk.

Unfair Game

On the trail of Texas' unhappy hunting grounds.

Does Not Compute

Why I won't plug in, boot up, or log on.

It's No Mystery

Five easy ways to plot your life as a writer.

Blowing Smoke

In praise of old stogies.

Psycho Paths

The truth—scouts honor—about Charles Whitman.

Cliff Hanger

A vacation to die for (almost).

Yesterday Street

My West University Place.

The Houseguest

A sleepover at George and Laura's.

Jungle Fever

How I became a wild man from Borneo.

Tangled Up in Bob

Bob Dylan revisited.

The Hummingbird Man

My life as the Hummingbird Man.

I Don't

Better dead than wed.

Oaf of Office

Kinky Friedman for governor?!?

Change, Pardners

Free the Hill Country!

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