Tales of a Texas Boy

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
Little Eddie tells some almost true Tall Tales set in West Texas of the 1930s. Guess what's true and what Eddie fudged on. Was it about the bear? Cage McNatt's prize sow? The skunk in the cornpatch? Guaranteed for a chuckle and maybe a tear here and there. More

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About Marva Dasef

Born in Eugene, OR and a grad of the UofO, I still made a success of my life by constantly changing jobs and cashing in miserable 401K earnings. Finally, I decided to hell with it. If I'm going to be poor, I might as well be a writer.

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Tales of a Texas Boy
How do you handle a crazy jackass? Eddie knows. If you ask Eddie, he'll tell you pigs can fly and show you where to find real mammoth bones.Take his word for it when he tells you to always bet on the bear. He learned this and more while dreaming of becoming a cowboy in West Texas during the Depression.Through Eddie, we find that growing up is about maturity and more about roping your dreams.

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Anita Lewis reviewed on on July 8, 2015

Young Eddie tells us stories of his childhood. The simplicity combined with the acceptance of his every day and awe of his pretty wild times makes for a wonderful read. I absolutely loved this book, especially the caring that people showed for their animals and for one another. The author tells us that the stories may be a bit embellished, but they certainly seemed very real. I enjoyed the sense of having been close to experiences of a time and place where I could never visit.
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)
Charles Aylworth reviewed on on Dec. 28, 2010

Eddie has some tall tales, but that's what happens when you grow up in Texas. Personally, I believe in the flying pigs, but I'm not so sure about the bear. A lot of fun, and in between the shady stories, there's some good inside knowledge about Depression era Texas. Give 'er a read.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)

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