Kinky Friedman, the original Texas Jewboy, takes us on a rollicking, rock-and-rolling tour of his favorite city: Austin.
you want to know which restaurant President Bush rates as his favorite
Austin burger joint. Or maybe you want a glimpse of Willie Nelson’s home
life (hint: Willie plays a lot of golf). Perhaps you want to get the
best view of the Mexican free-tail bats as they make their nightly
flights to and from the Congress Avenue Bridge. Or maybe you’re itching
to learn the history of a city that birthed Janis Joplin, Stevie Ray
Vaughan, and countless other music legends. It’s all here in The Great Psychedelic Armadillo Picnic,
the slightly insane, amazingly practical, and totally kick-ass guide to
the coolest city in Texas by none other than Kinky Friedman.
ain’t no ordinary travel guide, neither. “Like most other busy cities
these days, Austin is not very effectively traversed by foot,” Kinky
explains. “You must understand that ‘a walk in Austin’ is primarily a
spiritual sort of thing.” As might be expected from this politically
incorrect country-singer-turned-bestselling-mystery-author, the
Kinkster’s tour includes a bunch of stuff you won’t find in a Frommer’s
guide, from descriptions of Austin’s notable trees and directions to
skinny-dipping sites to lists of haunted places and quizzes and puzzles.
So put on your cowboy hat and your brontosaurus-foreskin boots and head
down south with the only book you need to get to the big heart of this
great city. Download and start listening now!