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The Unbelievable True Tales of a Tall Texan [NOOK Book]

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"The Unbelievable True Tales of a Tall Texan" takes you year by year from 1968-1992 following the exploits of a young, East Texas, farm boy while being shadowed by the FBI, mafia and mercenaries.

Born the son of a mafia hit man and a suped-up, Bible-thumping, scripture-quoting, Southern Baptist for a mother, Stapleton stays true to form from youth to adult hood, getting in trouble at the drop of a hat while trying to do good.

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Overview

"The Unbelievable True Tales of a Tall Texan" takes you year by year from 1968-1992 following the exploits of a young, East Texas, farm boy while being shadowed by the FBI, mafia and mercenaries.

Born the son of a mafia hit man and a suped-up, Bible-thumping, scripture-quoting, Southern Baptist for a mother, Stapleton stays true to form from youth to adult hood, getting in trouble at the drop of a hat while trying to do good.

From dinner with Mickey Mantle, being run over by a driver less go-cart, getting bitten by a rabid dog to drinking beer with Jerry Jones and James Michener in Austin, Texas, Stapleton endures many misadventures.

"The Unbelievable True Tales of a Tall Texan" is an action packed, funny, sad story with lost love.

SUNDAY, 21SEP14, AT 11P.M. PST, STAPLETON GREY APPEARED ON COAST TO COAST AM HOSTED BY GEORGE KNAPP.
GREY WAS MR. KNAPP'S SECOND GUEST, HIS FIRST INTERVIEW.

Visit www.talltexantales.com to hear the interview in mp3.
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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Kevin Bown
What a great read. I love this kind of book and hope a sequel is in the making.
I received this book for Christmas. I'm a native Texan / History buff / fan of adventure. My wife is from East Texas and we live in Austin. This was a treat to read.
The author takes us on a "stream of conciousnes" based trip through his amazing life. The writing style and descriptions jumping from memory to memory had me comparing the style to Hunter S. Thompson meets Kinky Friedman!
TTT Books Store - A A
So I finished the book a few nights ago and all I can say is that I'm disappointed. Disappointed it ended!!!! Love the book. Truly. I have this thing when I find a book I really like, I savour it and look forward to reading it each night before I go to sleep. This was that book!! Bravo.

Washington
Amazon - M Goodrich
This review is from: The Unbelievable True Tales of a Tall Texan (Paperback)

With the unlikely parental merger of a Mafia hit man and a Bible-thumping Southern Baptist, Stapleton's life was destined to be extraordinary right out of the gate, er, womb. He did grow tall and he tells tall tales, slice-of-life, full of grit and guts, humor mixed with a patch or two of pathos, but tales that will keep you turning page after page, and when you've read the last one, you'll want more.
TTT Book Store - E Kendrick
Posted November 12, 2010, 11:18 PM EST:
5.0 STARS out of 5 STARS
The Unbelievable True Tales of a Tall Texan is nothing like I've read before. The stories are funny- being run over by a driverless go-cart, they're sad- learning about life and being bitten by a rabid dog. I really like the way each begins chapter with the news headlines for that year. Each chapter is a year in the life of Stapleton from 1968-1992. This book is a page turner.
TTT Book Store - L W
Posted November 19, 2010 8:49 AM CST

ALL I CAN SAY IS " BADASS " , AND YOU STILL LIVE TO TELL YOUR STORY!!
MY WIFE ALSO READ IT. HER REPLY WAS WOW!
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Meet the Author

Raised on a working farm in East Texas, Stapleton Grey turned professional, rodeo cowboy at the age of seventeen. After traveling the professional circuit for a couple of years, he decided to join the United States Air Force and be a cop. He worked for OSI, Office of Special Investigations, as a narcotics agent. Delving into a world of booze, drugs and women, he found himself walking a fine line between doing his job too well, and becoming a dirty cop.

After separating from the service Grey began bounty hunting, working with the US Marshall Service, running with a motorcycle club all the while still under the surveillance of the FBI.
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  • Posted November 12, 2010

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED- You have to read this book

    The Unbelievable True Tales of a Tall Texan is nothing like I've read before. The stories are funny- being run over by a driverless go-cart, they're sad- learning about life and being bitten by a rabid dog, and some can be quite graphic at times but never dull.
    I really like the way Stapleton Grey begins each chapter with the news headlines for that year. Each chapter is a year in the life of Stapleton from 1968-1992.
    This book is definitely a page turner. I read it in one sitting. The stories flow smoothly and the transitions leave you in anticipation. To say the least, The Unbelievable True Tales of a Tall Texan by Stapleton Grey is a fantastic book! Stapleton is a "Class A" story teller.
    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO EVERYONE.
    FYI- There is an eBook available at The Unbelievable True Tales of a Tall Texan on-line book store.
    EKendrick

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  • Posted October 2, 2010

    Very Highly Recommended! This book is a must read.

    Stapleton Grey has a knack for involving you. You feel like you are right there watching what he is telling. The Unbelievable True Tales of a Tall Texan is a page turner. You catch yourself not wanting to turn out the light and go to sleep. Stapleton seems to have a flare for telling tales not unlike Mark Twain with a little bit of Larry McMurtry thrown in for good measure. One thing is for sure, Stapleton Grey doesn't pull any punches. This is a great book and when you are finished reading it you will probably read it again.

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