Drinker With a Writing Problem
The Texas Monthly Columns
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Drinker With A Writing Problem is the long-awaited compilation of Kinky Friedman's Texas Monthly "back page" columns. This commentary on life, love, patriotism, politics, haunted hotels, country music and country music stars, pets, second mothers, the Internet, life on the road and true friendship "…locks in Kinky Friedman as this generation's Mark Twain…".
"It's remarkable that the same author is responsible for the columns 'My E-piphany', 'Room With A Boo', 'Case Open' and 'The Navigator'. Will Rogers could not have done better." And: "Even if you have never read Kinky Friedman, as long as you enjoy brilliant satire and an irreverent way of looking at life, this is the book for you."
Vandam Press is proud to be able to make this compilation, soon to be a classic, available to Kinky’s old friends and to those readers worldwide who are discovering Kinky Friedman for the first time.
The reviewers rave about Kinky Friedman:
"The world's funniest, bawdiest and most politically incorrect music singer turned mystery writer." (New York Times Book Review)
"Friedman cinches his credentials as a great Southern storyteller. He combines the deductive moxie of a Chandler or a Hammett with the boisterous irreverence of a stream-of-consciousness raconteur, and the blend is a pungent delight." (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
"Author Richard Friedman was given the nickname Kinky for his curly 'Jewish natural' hairdo, not for his sexual proclivities. But it might just as well been for his writing style, which is full of twists and turns and Friedman's particular brand of skewed humor." (USA Today)]
"Brash, crass and colorful." (Houston Chronicle)
"Smart, funny and tough." (Robert B. Parker, author)
"The Sam Spade of South Texas. Only soft boiled. And hipper. And funnier." (Sunday Mail)
"Kinky is a hip hybrid of Groucho Marx and Sam Spade." (Chicago Tribune)
"Kinky's the best writer to come along since Dashiell What's-His-Name." (Willie Nelson)
"A true Texas legend." (former President George W. Bush)
"Dear Kinky, I have now read all of your books. More, please. I really need the laughs." (former President Bill Clinton)
"Uproariously irreverent." (Richmond Times-Dispatch)