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

Only the Lonely

How I came to know the hermit of Echo Hill.

Poi Dog Pondering

An open letter to the president-elect.

Rhinestone Cowboy

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

Gomer And Me

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

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.

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.

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