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Kinky Friedman always had a way with words—something we at Texas Monthly spotted early on. Beyond his stint as a columnist for the magazine from 2001 to 2005, he also moonlighted as a satirist, novelist, songwriter, tequila pitchman, and gubernatorial candidate. The multihyphenate died on June 27, at the age of 79. We tried our damnedest to tell his story, but Friedman never needed any help explaining himself. We scrounged through the archives to find the best of Friedman’s many, many quotables. Here are just a few of the Jewish Cowboy’s colorful anecdotes and one-in-a-million life philosophies, in his own words.Kinky on his friendship with Willie Nelson: “Okay, well, I signed copies of Steppin’ on a Rainbow and Kinky Friedman’s Guide to Texas Etiquette, which…

The post “Texas Is My Family”: Kinky Friedman in His Own Words appeared first on Texas Monthly.

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