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An unconventional travel guide to city of Austin, by best-selling mystery author, humorist and performer, Kinky Friedman.
Kinky Friedman is the author of twenty books, founder of the band Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys, and co-founder of Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch (www.utopiarescue.com), a 'never-kill' sanctuary for stray and abused animals. The Kinkster lives on a ranch in Texas Hill Country with five dogs, a pet armadillo and a typewriter.
Friedman, the author of 16 books and founder of the band Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys, here describes Austin as he sees it: as can be surmised by the title, with irreverence, humor, and an intensely personal view. Selections include celebrity gravesites, famous trees, restaurants, bookstores, SPAMARAMA (the annual Spam cook-off), and Eyeore's birthday party; chapters recount Friedman's encounters with George W. Bush, where to go for nude bathing as well as bat watching, and information about both serial killers and Girl Scouts. Other interesting features include a word search, song lyrics, and specific tourist information such as how to tour the television studio where Austin City Limits is filmed. Entertaining and well written, this nontraditional, easy-to-digest guide will be sought out by fans of Friedman's hilarious and unusual voice in books such as Kill Two Birds and Get Stoned. Buy for public libraries.-Alison Hopkins, Brantford P.L., Ont. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
"Dear Kinky: I have now read all your books. More please. I really need the laughs" -- Bill Clinton "Kinky, Mozart, Shakespeare - with what could I equal them?" -- Joseph Heller "Kinky's writing cannot and should not be compared to that of any other writer or of any other genre. He is his own genre...He is a wordsmith of the first order" -- Fannie Flagg New York Times Book Review "Kinky is the best whodunit writer to come along since Dashiell what's-his-name" -- Willie Nelson