A Love Letter to Texas Women

A Love Letter to Texas Women

by Sarah Bird
A Love Letter to Texas Women

A Love Letter to Texas Women

by Sarah Bird

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Overview

"Sarah Bird is a true eccentric, but one with a straightforward gift for explaining the human heart. . . . A Lone Star girl-legend." —Boston Globe

What is it that distinguishes Texas women—the famous Yellow Rose and her descendants? Is it that combination of graciousness and grit that we revere in First Ladies Laura Bush and Lady Bird Johnson? The rapier-sharp wit that Ann Richards and Molly Ivins used to skewer the good ole boy establishment? The moral righteousness with which Barbara Jordan defended the US constitution? An unnatural fondness for Dr Pepper and queso?

In her inimitable style, Sarah Bird pays tribute to the Texas Woman in all her glory and all her contradictions. She humorously recalls her own early bewildered attempts to understand Lone Star gals, from the big-haired, perfectly made-up ladies at the Hyde Park Beauty Salon to her intellectual, quinoa-eating roommates at Seneca House Co-op for Graduate Women. After decades of observing Texas women, Bird knows the species as few others do. A Love Letter to Texas Women is a must-have guide for newcomers to the state and the ideal gift to tell any Yellow Rose how special she is.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477309490
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 1,048,175
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

About The Author
Sarah Bird is the author of ten novels, including Above the East China Sea and The Yokota Officers Club. She has been a columnist for Texas Monthly, and her writing has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, the New York Times Magazine, Salon, the Daily Beast, and Glamour. A former Dobie-Paisano Fellow, she is a member of the Texas Literary Hall of Fame and has won awards from the Texas Institute of Letters.

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"Sarah Bird is a true eccentric, but one with a straightforward gift for explaining the human heart. . . . A Lone Star girl-legend."

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