Horseshoes Cowsocks Duckfeet

Duckfeet, as we call this book, contains selected tales from the imagination cup that continues to runneth over. They crave attention and this is their chance to shine. They are, as I describe them, mostly humorous, ...

Author: Baxter Black

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307420923

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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Baxter Black is “good, but indescribably weird,” observes the Dallas Morning News. “The dean of cowboy bards, and the Art Buchwald of the Stetson-and-Levi’s crowd,” raves the Christian Science Monitor. “Mark Twain served up with a little Groucho Marx,” proclaims the Weekly Standard. But the author’s mother has the last word: “Baxter’s stories are just the right length.” The world’s bestselling cowboy poet, author of Cactus Tracks & Cowboy Philosophy, and public radio’s favorite former large animal veterinarian, Baxter Black is back in the saddle with a hilarious new roundup of essays, commentaries, and campfire verse that speaks to the cowboy soul in us all. Drawn in part from Baxter’s wildly popular NPR commentaries and syndicated columns, Horseshoes, Cowsocks & Duckfeet offers a generous helping of his tender yet irreverent, sage-as-sagebrush takes on everything from ranching, roping, Wrangler jeans, and rodeos to weddings and romance, the love of a good dog, dancing, parenting, cooking up trouble, and talking about the weather. If you haven’t ridden with Baxter before, find out what more than a million dedicated fans are laughing about inside and outside the corral. And with the help of the glossary at the back of the book, you’ll soon be conversing in fluent cowboy. Illustrations by noted cowboy artists Bob Black, Don Gill, Dave Holl, and Charlie Marsh and a timely foreword by historic cowboy sympathizer Herman Melville will charm your chaps off. The world according to Baxter Black “It is possible to drive from one end of the country to the other in your enclosed gas-powered cocoon and never smell air or touch dirt. However, on either side of the road, even in what appears to be desolate country, you can find homes, schools, roads, farms, and ranching communities thriving. And cowboys. Lots of ’em! The only thing is, friends, you just can’t see ’em from the road!” —From “The Cowboy Image” “March is the castor oil of months. The collected drippings of winter’s oil change. The epic flush of the accumulated compaction of salted streets, sanded roads, gravelly snow, and frozen manure. It has its own ides. But what ides are they? I can tell you: fungicide, blindside, cyanide, vilified, terrified, stupefied, snide, hide, lied, cried, died, back you up against the wall and leave you flat and down, afoot and weak, and chapped and squinty-eyed ides.” —From “March Madness” “I have lived a fairly long time. I have been places. I have seen bears mate, boats sink, and Gila monsters scurry. I have danced till I couldn’t stand up and stood up till I couldn’t dance. I’ve eaten bugs, broccoli, and things that crawl on the seafloor. I have seen as far back as Mayan temples, as far away as Betelgeuse, and as deep down as Tom Robbins. I have been on Johnny Carson, the cover of USA Today, and fed the snakes at the Dixie Chicken. I have held things in my hand that will be here a million years beyond my own existence. Yet, on that dance floor I felt a ripple in the universe, a time warp moment when the often unspectacular human race threw its head back and howled at the moon.” —From “Cajun Dance”

Hey Cowgirl Need a Ride

In a more timely fashion, I would like to praise lavishly Betsy Rapoport, who previously edited Horseshoes, Cowsocks & Duckfeet, © 2002, and this, my second novel, Hey, Cowgirl, Need a Ride?, © 2005. In conclusion, it gives me great ...

Author: Baxter Black

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307420862

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Two years after he won the average at the Las Vegas National Rodeo Finals by riding Kamikaze, the world’s most unridable bull, Lick is down on his luck, working on a ranch in the remote Nevada desert with Al Bean, an ornery old cowboy. Then into their lives crashes Teddie Arizona–aka T.A.–a woman of mystery who crawls out of the wreckage of her plane with a $500,000 secret. When T.A.’s “husband,” F. Rank Pantaker, dispatches his henchmen to retrieve the money–and the girl–Lick and Al find themselves trying to outrun the bad guys and protect a damsel in distress. Is T.A. out to cheat her cheatin’ husband, or is she really just trying to stop an illegal scheme cooked up by F. Rank and the infamous Ponce de Crayon, Vegas’s most glamorous tiger tamer? Is she playing Lick–or is it love? Will Al Bean’s cockeyed schemes, an able assist from Cody, Lick’s cowboy sidekick, a brigade of old-time rodeo reunioneers, and a few miles of duct tape be enough to stop F. Rank’s nefarious plan, reform a career party girl, and change the hearts and minds of ten of the world’s most thrill-seeking billionaires? Can Cody keep Lick from climbing onto raging bull Kamikaze’s back one more time? Can true love triumph over shoot-outs at the not-so-okay corral and close encounters with white tigers? Hey, this is Baxter Black—what do you think? Written with Baxter’s rip-roaring humor and inventive language, this caper gallops to a thunderously satisfying conclusion. Fans who enjoyed Hey, Cowboy, Wanna Get Lucky? will relish their reunion with Lick and Cody, while new readers will delight in this unforgettable cast of characters. Also available as a Random House AudioBook

Lessons from a Desperado Poet

In 2002 Crown was editing my book Horseshoes, Cowsocks & Duckfeet. They asked ifI was going to have a foreword. I said I had not planned on it.They suggested it would help and asked if I knew anybody famous. I thought a minute, ...

Author: Baxter Black

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762769148

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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A mind-tickling romp through the formation, fermentation, and fruition of the author's career as a poet in a country where publishing poetry is “practically illegal,” Lessons from a Desperado Poet boldly injects a poem now and again when it is relevant, just to prove a point!

Ride Cowboy Ride

Dunny and the Duck Cow Attack Cactus Tracks and Cowboy Philosophy A Cowful of Cowboy Poetry Horseshoes, Cowsocks, and Duckfeet AgMan; the Comic Book Hey, Cowgirl, Need a Ride? Blazin'Bloats and Cows on Fire!

Author: Baxter Black

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762787616

Category: Fiction

Page: 357

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This hilarious new novel by America’s best-selling cowboy poet, Baxter Black, offers a funny, fast-paced inside look at the lives of rodeo cowboys and the women they love--or that they want to love. Cooney Bedlam is a saddle bronc rider and bull rider who has just fallen in love with the indefatigable Pica DeTroiT, but every time he tries to win her affections, he makes a fool of himself. When she's accused of illegal trafficking in endangered species, after being set up by the diabolical Oui Oui Reese, Cooney and his traveling partner, Straight Line, pull out all the stops to try to prove her innocence and to compete at the National Finals Rodeo.

Directions in Sound

I was going through security - we all have to be cleared Horseshoes , Cowsocks , and through at the guard post everyday - and Duckfeet : Baxter it was after the WTC towers had been hit , but before they had fallen .

Author: WFIU (Radio station : Bloomington, Ind.)

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000085216731

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Page: 256

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The Publishers Weekly

CROWN Horseshoes , Cowsocks , & Duckfeet : More Commentary by NPR's Cowboy Poet & Former Large Animal Veterinarian ( Sept. , $ 23 ) by Baxter Black . Partially drawn from Black's NPR commentaries and columns , Horseshoes addresses ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822032002537

Category: American literature

Page: 1172

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Cassette Books

Boogers Are My Beat : More Lies , but Horseshoes , Cowsocks , and Duckfeet : Some Actual Journalism RC 58286 More Commentary by NPR's Cowboy by Dave Barry Poet and Former Large Animal read by Frank Coffee Veterinarian RC 56531 2 ...

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

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ISBN: PURD:32754075485403

Category: Talking books

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Talking Book Topics

... Francis Escape from Slavery : The by Steve Hodel Black , Baxter Horseshoes , Cowsocks , and Duckfeet : More Commentary by NPR's Cowboy Poet and True Story of My Ten Years in Captivity and My Journey to Freedom in America RC 57965 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015064846408

Category: Talking books

Page: 650

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Includes audio versions, and annual title-author index.

California Farmer

... Black strikes again with a new book , " Horseshoes , Cowsocks & Duckfeet . " The best - selling cowboy poet is also author of " Cactus Tracks & Cowboy Philosophy , " and is public radio's favorite former large animal veterinarian .

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ISBN: UCSC:32106015887257

Category: Agriculture

Page: 544

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The Writer s Market

Recent Sales : Horseshoes , Cowsocks & Duckfeet , by Baxter Black ; 3 novels by Richie Tankensley Cusick . Terms : Agent receives 15 % commission on domestic sales ; 15-30 % commission on foreign sales .

Author: Kirsten Campbell Holm

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ISBN: UOM:39015054039212

Category: Authorship

Page: 1111

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