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Monday, August 18, 2008

Outrageous Texans - Mona Sizer

Glenn Dromgoole files a review in the Beaumont Enterprise

What Would Kinky Do?  By Glenn Dromgoole   August, 16, 2008

[He begins]  "Texas is not lacking for colorful characters - and author Mona Sizer has captured some of the most vivid in her new book, "Outrageous Texans," (Taylor Trade Publishing, $16.95 paperback).
Like these:
-- Janis Joplin, the Port Arthur singer.
-- Racehorse Haynes, the Houston defense lawyer.
-- Stanley Marsh III, the eccentric (odd but rich) Amarillo billionaire.
-- Texas Guinan, the exotic dancer who became a movie star during Prohibition.
-- Kinky Friedman, singer, author and political candidate." ....  READ MORE AT

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