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Kinky Friedman is the author of twelve novels, including Blast from the Past, Road Kill, The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover, God Bless, John Wayne, Armadillos & Old Lace; and Elvis, Jesus and Coca Cola. He lives in a little green trailer in a little green valley deep in the heart of Texas. (Publisher Provided) Author, singer, and songwriter Kinky Friedman was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 31, 1944. He grew up on a ranch in central Texas and received a B. A. in Psychology and Plan II Honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1966. After graduation, he severed two years with the Peace Corps in Borneo. In the early 1970's, he formed a country and western band called The Texas Jewboys. His music mixed social commentary with humor and dealt with topics such as racism and anti-Semitism. He reached cult status and was a musical guest on Saturday Night Live in October 1976. After his music career ended in the 1980's, he started writing detective novels featuring a fictionalized version of himself solving crimes in New York City. Since April 2001, he has been a regular columnist for Texas Monthly magazine, but stopped in March 2005 due to his campaign bid for governor of Texas. He founded Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch, whose mission is to care for stray, abused, and aging animals. He currenlty lives at Echo Hill Ranch which is located near Kerrville, Texas. In 2012, Kinky Friedman partnered up with Willie Nelson to write Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road which became a New York Times Best Seller. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Elvis, Jesus and Coca-Cola… (more)
Elvis, Jesus and Coca-Cola 453 copies, 3 reviews
Armadillos & Old Lace 384 copies, 2 reviews
The Love Song of J. Edgar Hoover 341 copies, 7 reviews
Roadkill 309 copies, 5 reviews
God Bless John Wayne 289 copies, 3 reviews
Blast from the Past 284 copies, 4 reviews
Spanking Watson 266 copies, 7 reviews
Greenwich Killing Time (Author) 262 copies, 7 reviews
The Mile High Club 227 copies, 3 reviews
Kill Two Birds and Get Stoned 219 copies, 2 reviews
Steppin' on a Rainbow 207 copies, 2 reviews
The Kinky Friedman Crime Club 188 copies, 1 review
Frequent Flyer 183 copies, 3 reviews
A Case of Lone Star 173 copies, 3 reviews
When the Cat's Away 166 copies, 7 reviews
Meanwhile Back at the Ranch 141 copies, 1 review
Musical Chairs 122 copies, 2 reviews
Ten Little New Yorkers: A Novel 120 copies, 2 reviews
More Kinky Friedman 108 copies, 1 review
The Christmas Pig: A Fable 51 copies, 1 review
Sold American 4 copies
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