Yankee Chick's Survival Guide To Texas

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In Texas "Yankee" is a loose term covering a lot of ground. If you're not a Texan or a southerner, you're a Yankee and therefore, to many Texans, suspect. There are many rites of passage to being a Yankee in Texas: the first time you spot a pickup with a gun rack; the first time you realize that a week is a long time to go without Mexican food; the first time you recognize a change in seasons; your first thunderstorm; your first honky-tonk. Culture Shock in Texas can be intense and is exacerbate by local rules of...
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Overview

In Texas "Yankee" is a loose term covering a lot of ground. If you're not a Texan or a southerner, you're a Yankee and therefore, to many Texans, suspect. There are many rites of passage to being a Yankee in Texas: the first time you spot a pickup with a gun rack; the first time you realize that a week is a long time to go without Mexican food; the first time you recognize a change in seasons; your first thunderstorm; your first honky-tonk. Culture Shock in Texas can be intense and is exacerbate by local rules of propriety that tell us to keep out mouths shut. But here in this book we are going to talk all about it with good old Yankee outspokenness. We'll clear the air, share experiences, orient newcomers, and have some good laughs.
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Appeared inFt. Worth Star-Telegram.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556228889
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 629,375
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
September 11, 2001 ix
Introduction: Yankee's Apology xi
Chapter 1 When Culture Shocks 1
Chapter 2 There's No Place Like Home 13
Chapter 3 Hot and Other Weather 31
Chapter 4 Texas Cuisine 43
Chapter 5 Courthouse Squares, Shriners, and You 57
Chapter 6 Workin' Hard or Hardly Workin'? 79
Chapter 7 Fixin' to Stop Making Sense 97
Chapter 8 Bless Your Heart, Aren't You Just the Most Precious Li'l Clod 111
Chapter 9 From Friendly to Friendship 121
Chapter 10 As a Matter of Fact, I Do Own the Road 135
Chapter 11 The Look 149
Chapter 12 I Am Woman Hear Me Jangle 163
Chapter 13 Underdressed, Overdressed, and In-Between 179
Chapter 14 Yes Ma'am, I would Like To Tear Your Clothes Off, If You Don't Mind 187
Chapter 15 B.Y.O.M. (Bring Your Own Meat) 207
Chapter 16 That Was Then, This Is Now 225
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