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- DescriptionWhether the subject is Jack Ruby, Willie Nelson, or his own leukemia-stricken son Mark, when it comes to looking at the world through ather person's eyes, body does it better than Gary Cartwright. For over twenty-five years, readers of <cite>Texas Monthly have relied on Cartwright to tell the stories behind the headlines with pull--punches honesty and wry humor. His reporting has told us t just what's happened over three decades in Texas, but, more importantly, what we've become as a result. This book collects seventeen of Cartwright's best <cite>Texas Monthly articles from the 1980s and 1990s, along with a new essay, My Most Unforgettable Year, about the lasting legacy of the Kennedy assassination. He ranges widely in these pieces, from the reasons for his return to Texas after a New Mexican exile to profiles of Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson. Along the way, he strolls through San Antonio's historic King William District; attends a Dallas Cowboys old-timers reunion and the Holyfield vs. Foreman fight; visits the front lines of Texas' new range wars; gets inside the heads of murderers, gamblers, and revolutionaries; and debunks Viagra miracles, psychic surgery, and Kennedy conspiracy theories. In Cartwright's words, these pieces all record the renewal of my Texas-ness, a rediscovery of Texas after returning home.
- Author BiographyGary Cartwright has had a distinguished career as a newspaper reporter and freelance writer, contributing stories to such national publications as Harper's, Life, Saturday Review, Rolling Stone, and Esquire. His writing credits also include the books HeartWiseGuy and Galveston: A History of the Island, as well as the screenplays J. W. Coop and Another Pair of Aces, coauthored with Bud Shrake. Cartwright has held a Dobie-Paisano fellowship and has won the Texas Institute of Letters Stanley Walker Award for Journalism and the Press Club of Dallas Katie Award for Best Magazine News Story.
- Author(s)Gary Cartwright
- PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
- Date of Publication15/11/2000
- Series TitleSouthwestern Writers Collection Series, Wittliff Collections at Texas State University
- Place of PublicationAustin, TX
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Texas Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight709 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Foreword byRobert Draper
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