The world's best-selling cowboy poet, and NPR'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.
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/26/2003