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.
Praise for Texas in Her Own Words
“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
Texas in Her Own Words is a enchanting examination of the spirit of what it truly means to be Texan. The brief interviews with both native Texans and those who weren’t born here, but were fortunate enough to get here as fast as they could, are wonderful insight into the special space in the Universe that this great state occupies, and how it’s unique identity is the foundation for its occupants’ nature and pride.
Born and raised in Texas, I found myself identifying with just about everything. I love the format and extra “adornment” to the pages, including the fantastic quotes, and well placed pictures, representing Texas in all its glory. The interviews are fascinating and clearly show how much this sacred space that we call home helps to shape our personalities and value systems, whether we were born here or came to call it home later. I’m plan to recommend this book to every person who asks me why I think Texas is so darn special! Highly recommended for those who already love Texas too!
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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