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

The Wedding Partyer

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

Man About Town

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

Bring Him On

A “conversation” with John Kerry.

Zero to Sixty

A dreaded milestone approaches.

Keep Gomorrah Weird

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

Dome Improvement

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

My Pet Project

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

Killing Me Softly

Professional suicide times two.

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).

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.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Why cigar haters make ashes of themselves.

The Four Questions

How would Jesus answer them? How will you?

The Cable Guy

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

What Are The Odds?

My little gambling problem.

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