By Richard "Cactus" Pryor,Liz Carpenter
From town that introduced you Molly Ivins, Liz chippie, John Henry Faulk, and bigger Tuna, this is Cactus Pryor. for many years, Cactus' wit and knowledge have thrilled radio listeners, in addition to the numerous social, political, enterprise, and philanthropic teams in the course of the usa whose services were enlivened by way of this entire grasp of ceremonies and after-dinner speaker.
Now the college of Texas Press takes nice excitement in bringing you this fundamental Texas stand-up comedian. Playback gathers over 40 of Cactus Pryor's favourite radio essays, translating "ear phrases into eye words," as he places it. In those items, Cactus paints bright observe images of individuals and locations, supplying readers a similar "you are there" immediacy that makes his radio declares so renowned. In them, you will take a sentimental trip with Cactus and his spouse to the Maui grave website of Charles Lindberghdiscover how mythical college of Texas soccer trainer Darrell Royal confronted the discomfort of defeat with humormeet unsung heroes just like the 104-year-old who is educating himself to learn and writeget familiar with the impressive parents Cactus has identified, together with girl poultry Johnson, John Wayne, Jane Fonda, and James Michenerand, in fact, proportion Cactus' love of kinfolk, pals, and the Texas coast.
As Bailey White's essays on nationwide Public Radio have brought listeners around the state to the lifeways of the Deep South, so Cactus Pryor bargains a funny, revealing examine how we Texans view ourselves, our pals, and the realm. learn Playback now, and spot what you have been missing.