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A Love Letter to Texas Women

A Love Letter to Texas Women

(2016)
A non fiction book by

 
"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 Lady Bird Johnson displayed in beautifying highways and facing down hecklers on the campaign trail? 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 Rosa xanthina, 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 field guide for newcomers to the state and the ideal gift to tell any Rosa xanthina how special she is.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: A Love Letter to Texas Women
Author(s): Sarah Bird
ISBN: 1-4773-0949-7 / 978-1-4773-0949-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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Kindle Editions

April 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: A Love Letter to Texas Women
Author(s): Sarah Bird
Publisher: University of Texas Press
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