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    the boy kings of Texas has W in the middle of his name, I don't wish to ever hear about him again.  I don't even like that bean company.  And his daddy can go to hell, too.

    Sorry.  Had to vent.

    Did the village idiot find his way back to Texas?

    To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus. Al Franken

    by Youffraita on Wed Dec 19, 2012 at 05:32:29 PM PST

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    •  i hope he did (7+ / 0-)

      about the book, i am still so early i have yet to figure out why Domingo Martinez called it The Boy Kings of Texas but let me assure you, if W had any bit of exposure to the life that Domingo writes about, we would have been in way better hands and it is unfortunate. W is likely still as ignorant about these issues.

      about cultural identity, growing up near the border. here's a link to hisblog and a review.

      What do you do if you were born and raised in a neglected rural barrio just north of the Mexican border? If you’re Domingo Martinez, the answer is obvious: after you graduate from high school, you leave Texas and settle down in a city as close to the Canadian border as possible. Seattle, for instance. Once you’re there, you find a therapist named Sally and tell her about your experiences growing up in a dysfunctional family and a screwed-up state.  

      The stories Martinez told Sally, which are included in his first book, The Boy Kings of Texas (Lyons Press, $16.95), are so funny and poignant that his therapy should have been offered free of charge. Better yet, Sally should have paid him for the pleasure of listening. If there’s any justice in the publishing world, there will turn out to be plenty of people eager to read about her client’s childhood.

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