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

Mad Cowboy Disease

Anarchy in the U.K.

My Shelf Life

Yes, I am a dip.

Whistlin' Dixie

I'm mental over the Dixie Chicks.

Scout's Honor

The toughest cookies I know.

Jack Was an Ace

Jack Ruby: A killer role model.

Lottie's Love

A whole Lottie love.

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?

Hair Today...

My hair apparent.

The Wanderer

My Jerry Jeff Walker.

See Kinky Run

Me for governor, continued.

Case Open

Life, death, and Max Soffar.

No Show

Pushing the Limits.

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.

Ardor in the Court

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

Arrivederci, Melanoma

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

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