Hey Cowboy, Wanna Get Lucky?

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Picaresque, funny, and filled with colorful details about the life of today's rodeo cowboys, this is the first entry into fiction by Baxter Black, America's premier cowboy poet. Line drawings.

Picaresque, funny, and filled with colorful details about the life of today's rodeo cowboys, this is the first entry into fiction by Baxter Black, America's premiere cowboy poet.

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Overview

Picaresque, funny, and filled with colorful details about the life of today's rodeo cowboys, this is the first entry into fiction by Baxter Black, America's premier cowboy poet. Line drawings.

Picaresque, funny, and filled with colorful details about the life of today's rodeo cowboys, this is the first entry into fiction by Baxter Black, America's premiere cowboy poet.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This comedy about life on the rodeo circuit may please fans of Black's 10 volumes of ``cowboy poetry'' or of his syndicated column, ``On the Edge of Common Sense,'' but it likely will perplex the rest of the reading public. Lick and Cody are two rodeo cowboys who specialize in roughstock events, especially bull riding. Though the narrative nominally concerns the pair's quest to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo (``the Superbowl of rodeo'') in Oklahoma City, that premise, as Black readily admits, merely allows for a picaresque series of rough-riding, rough-drinking and rough-womanizing exploits set along the rodeo circuit. Both Lick and Cody need girlfriends, but each must choose carefully from among the available women on the circuit since many are still angry at the pair for past encounters and some are out simply to rob them. When Cody's new love affair goes awry, Lick helps out as best he can by getting his pal drunk and marrying him to a Butterball turkey. Meanwhile, Lick goes for the championship ride of his life but pays for it with a broken collarbone. These low-humored, high-spirited adventures are related in breathless, exclamatory prose that proves more exhausting than edifying, making this a potential treat for rodeo rats only. (Aug.)
Library Journal
What an excitin' life these rodeo cowboys lead! Ridin' them bulls! Ropin' them calves! Lovin' them fine-lookin' wimmen! Fightin', playin' cards, settin' around shootin' the breeze, and goin' from state to state, rodeo to rodeo, tryin' to earn their livin'! Cowboy poet and National Public Radio commentator Black's first novel tells the story of cowboy cohorts Cody and Lick, and what happens when Cody gets bit by the love bug and Lick is in hot contention for a place at the National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City. Very funny, rowdy, and affectionate, with a bit of magic thrown in (there's a guardian angel named Pinto who lives in a can of Copenhagen chewin' tobacco), this is the rodeo version of Dan Jenkins's Semi-Tough (LJ 10/15/72), but a lot less raunchy. A good choice for public libraries.-Nancy Pearl, Washington Ctr. for the Book, Seattle
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140250930
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 979,594
  • Product dimensions: 5.27 (w) x 7.87 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Baxter Black is the author of eleven volumes of cowboy poetry and the bestselling novel Hey Cowboy, Wanna Get Lucky? He is a regular commentator on National Public Radio and writes a weekly column, "On the Edge of Common Sense," which appears in newspapers nationwide.

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  • Posted June 13, 2010

    Authentic Western Entertainment

    I first heard this book on tape and Baxter Black's narrative really infuses a higher degree of humor as opposed to reading it on paper. In order to truly grasp the depth of humor here, the reader should have some understanding of terms that are familiar to a bull rider or anyone who lives the rodeo circuit's nomadic lifestyle. This story had me laughing out loud, teary eyed and wide-eyed with anticipation at various points of this well planned story. Excellent character and plot development in one of the most original stories I've ever heard. I was hanging on every word and was very happy to learn of a sequel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2002

    A Must Read

    If you are a rodeo fan, this book is a must! Funny and so true, it definitely deserves 5 stars!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2001

    A Great Novel

    This is a wonderful novel. I've always wanted to know what cowboys do between rodeos. A must-read novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2001

    A Great Novel

    This is a great novel. I've always wanted to know what cowboys do. A must-read novel.

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