Cowboys Are My Weakness

Cowboys Are My Weakness

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by Pam Houston
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393326357

ISBN-13: 9780393326352

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

"Exhilarating, like a swift ride through river rapids with a spunky, sexy gal handling the oars."—Washington Post Book World
In Pam Houston's critically acclaimed collection of strong, shrewd, and very funny stories, we meet smart women who are looking for the love of a good man, and men who are wild and hard to pin down. "I've always had this thing for

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"Exhilarating, like a swift ride through river rapids with a spunky, sexy gal handling the oars."—Washington Post Book World
In Pam Houston's critically acclaimed collection of strong, shrewd, and very funny stories, we meet smart women who are looking for the love of a good man, and men who are wild and hard to pin down. "I've always had this thing for cowboys, maybe because I was born in New Jersey,” says the narrator in the collection’s title story. “But a real cowboy is hard to find these days, even in the West.” Our heroines are part daredevil, part philosopher, all acute observers of the nuances of modern romance. They go where their cowboys go, they meet cowboys who don't look the part – and they have staunch friends who give them advice when the going gets rough. Cowboys Are My Weakness is a refreshing and realistic look at men and women – together and apart.

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ISBN-13:
9780393326352
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Pages:
171
Sales rank:
471,681
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)

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Cowboys Are My Weakness 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
KarenOfBoston More than 1 year ago
Great fun: intelligent, special. Strongly recommended; like anything wonderful, this book will be different for every individual. YES.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some cat wants to kill you!!! Get on your guard! If a cat labeled Pretty Cat wants to talk to you, don't listen!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Smartly cuts both peices in half and nudges an equal amount to each of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Maybe food may help…" She gives the cat some freshkill.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Checked the stores.
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This is the medicine cat den
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MommyOfMunch More than 1 year ago
This was a delightful collection of short stories from women narrators describing their relationships with men that could somehow be classified as "cowboys". Each story covered a different relationship, so you're bound to find at least one that you relate to. It would be a wonderful book to read while camping. I wish very much, however, that the author eliminated the final story of a lesbian couple, one of whom succumbs to cancer. It felt incredibily juxtaposed to the rest of the book, as though she snuck it in there just to get it published. Overall though, I would recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cowboys Are My Weakness is a collection of short stories by Pam Houston. I've enjoyed having this book around more than I expected - the review snippet on the front cover says "Houston's voice is bright, edgy, and ruefully self-conscious as she rewrites the old heterosexual blues," and quite frankly, I couldn't have said it better myself. While these stories are about the age-old struggle (yes, they're L-word stories) between men and women, they're not necessarily what you'd think. The protagonists are self-aware and intelligent, and more than anything the stories are about them. It's not just boy-meets-girl, there are friends and dogs and settings that carry these stories into a new level of the literary. Houston's voice and tone are impeccable, and there is a passion in her writing (for men and for nature and the earth and for her dogs and her friends) that will keep you coming back for more. The best part about this book is that it fits right into a crazy schedule! You can sit down and read four stories at once, but each story is short enough that you feel fulfilled after even the smallest break from reality. Pick it up whenever you have the chance - you won't regret it!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I really don't read much fiction, but I genuinely enjoyed this book. Judging by the number of people who have imitated Pam Houston's writing style in the fifteen years since this book was published, many others must also enjoy the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He woke up and ate the juniper berries. Thank you, he mewed~Mullbeeryclaw