The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic: A Walk in Austin

The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic: A Walk in Austin

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By (author) Kinky Friedman

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  • Publisher: VINTAGE
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 197mm x 13mm | 109g
  • Publication date: 7 July 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099490560
  • ISBN 13: 9780099490562
  • Illustrations note: map
  • Sales rank: 352,506

Product description

Kinky Friedman, the original Texas Jewboy, takes us on a rollicking, rock-and-rolling tour of his favourite city: Austin. Maybe you want to know where to find President Bush's favourite Austin burger joint. Or maybe you want a glimpse of Willie Nelson's home. Or maybe you're itching to learn the history of a city that birthed Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray Vaughan and countless other music legends. It's all here in The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic, the slightly insane, amazingly practical, and totally kick-ass guide to the coolest city in Texas by none other than Kinky Friedman. This ain't no ordinary travel guide, neither. As might be expected from this politically incorrect country-singer-turned-bestselling-mystery-author, the Kinkster's tour includes a bunch of stuff you won't find in any other guide, from descriptions of Austin's notable trees and directions to skinny-dipping sites to lists of haunted places and quizzes and puzzles. So put on your cowboy hat and your brontosaurus-foreskin boots and head down south with the only book you need to get to the big heart of this great city.

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Kinky Friedman is the author of twenty books, founder of the band Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys, and co-founder of Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch (www.utopiarescue.com), a 'never-kill' sanctuary for stray and abused animals. The Kinkster lives on a ranch in Texas Hill Country with five dogs, a pet armadillo and a typewriter.

Review quote

" 'Dear Kinky: I have now read all your books, More please. I really need the laughs' - Bill Clinton. 'Kinky, Mozart, Shakespeare - with what could I equal them?' - Joseph Heller. 'Kinky's writing cannot and should not be compared to that of any other writer or of any other genre. He is his own genre...He is a wordsmith of the first order' - Fannie Flagg, New York Times Book Review. 'Kinky is the best whodunit writer to come along since Dashiell what's-his-name' - Willie Nelson"

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Kinky Friedman, the original Texas Jewboy, takes us on a rollicking, rock-and-rolling tour of his favorite city: Austin. Maybe you want to know which restaurant President Bush rates as his favorite Austin burger joint. Or maybe you want a glimpse of Willie Nelson's home life (hint: Willie plays a lot of golf). Perhaps you want to get the best view of the Mexican free-tail bats as they make their nightly flights to and from the Congress Avenue Bridge. Or maybe you're itching to learn the history of a city that birthed Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and countless other music legends. It's all here in "The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic, the slightly insane, amazingly practical, and totally kick-ass guide to the coolest city in Texas by none other than Kinky Friedman. This ain't no ordinary travel guide, neither. "Like most other busy cities these days, Austin is not very effectively traversed by foot," Kinky explains. "You must understand that 'a walk in Austin' is primarily a spiritual sort of thing." As might be expected from this politically incorrect country-singer-turned-bestselling-mystery-author, the Kinkster's tour includes a bunch of stuff you won't ?nd in a Frommer's guide, from descriptions of Austin's notable trees and directions to skinny-dipping sites to lists of haunted places and quizzes and puzzles. So put on your cowboy hat and your brontosaurus-foreskin boots and head down south with the only book you need to get to the big heart of this great city.