TEXAS IN HER OWN WORDS
Genre: Texas / Texana / General Interest
Publisher: Tejas Publishing
Date of Publication: June 16, 2016
Number of Pages: 336
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Texas in Her Own Words is a peek into the Texas psyche. It explains why Texans are the way they are . . . where all that attitude comes from. This work is the result of a statewide search for what author Tweed Scott calls the “T-Chromosome.” Texans are different but why? Scott went statewide to find the answers to three basic questions. 1) What makes Texas special? 2) Why is this place so different than anywhere else on the planet? 3) If and when it applied, what does it mean to you personally to BE a native Texan?
Scott shares some remarkable answers with you throughout the book. In the end, he learned that all Texans share four traits or attributes. When you finish this book, you will understand why Texans are the way they are. IF you are a native Texan, chances are you will find some of yourself between the covers of this book. It’s a fun read.
"Searching for the soul of Texas, Tweed Scott has done a great service. People and places and the cowboy poetry of the heart -- Texas in Her Own Words is chockfull of all of these things. It deserves a special place on your bookshelf. Say right between Larry McMurtry and J. Frank Dobie." -- Kinky Friedman, author and entertainer
"It's a Texas thing, you either have it, or you don't. Few people can define such an emotion, a feeling, a pride that is embedded so deep. This book made me cry and smile at the same time. Texas in Her Own Words helps to explain what 'Lone Star state of mind' is. . ." -- TJ Greaney, Publisher, Countryline Magazine.
"I [Patricia Spork] very highly recommend Texas in Her Own Words (Second Edition) by Tweed Scott to Texas researchers and historians, to any hopeful "wannabe" Texan or to any yee hawin' boastful Texan, like me (a transplanted didn't-know-it "wannabe")."
-- Patricia Spork, freelance writer and artist
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Texas In Her Own Words is a collection of stories of what it means to be a Texan! This book is filled of Texan's views of why they love Texas and what it means to be a Texan, with little know facts about the state included with the stories as well. Yes this book may get a little repetitive from everyone saying nearly the same thing over and over again but the bottom line is, that we are proud of where we came from and the fight to get us to here was well worth it!
Being a proud Texas born-child and growing up in this great state, when you have to leave Texas at 12 years old, you start to appreciate what it means to live in a state that has so much pride that other states just don't have. Like I said before, this book does seem to have a repeating factor with everyone saying the same thing over and over but I get it and there isn't a book big enough to contain why we all love Texas or at lest in my mind there isn't!
I spent 14 long years away from Texas and to be able to read a book like this one while living in a other state, would have been like heaven to me just to get that feeling that I can't describe while reading this book, it so would have been well read until I was finally able to cross back across that Texas border that I can finally call home once again!!!
Thank You to Tweed Scott for writing this book even though you are not a full-blooded Texan but you definitely showed everyone what being a Texan is like!!
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from Lone Star Book Blog Tours!
Tweed Scott is a laugh-out-loud funny motivational speaker and corporate entertainer. He retired from broadcasting after 31 years. His broadcasting accomplishments include operating the highest rated FM station in America and later the 5th highest rated AM station in America. Tweed is an award winning speaker and the author of the three-time national award-winning book, Texas in Her Own Words. His book is sold at the Alamo, the state capitol gifts shops in Austin, the San Jacinto Museum & Battleground, and the Sam Houston Statue & Visitor’s Center in Huntsville.
He is the past president of the board for the Writers’ League of Texas serving some 1,300 members. Tweed now writes for several magazines and has built his own writing and speaking company, Tejas Publishing, LLC. He is a graduate of Lamar University and a US Navy veteran. He continues to write and spread what he calls, “The Gospel of Texas.”
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