Cowboys Are My Weakness: Stories

Cowboys Are My Weakness: Stories

Pam Houston / Oct 24, 2019

Cowboys Are My Weakness Stories I ve always had this thing for cowboys maybe because I was born in New Jersey says the narrator in this collection s title story But a real cowboy is hard to find these days even in the West In Pam

  • Title: Cowboys Are My Weakness: Stories
  • Author: Pam Houston
  • ISBN: Cowboys Are My Weakness
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  • Page: 201
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  • I ve always had this thing for cowboys, maybe because I was born in New Jersey, says the narrator in this collection s title story But a real cowboy is hard to find these days, even in the West In Pam Houston s bright, edgy, and ruefully self aware Boston Globe collection of stories, we meet smart women who are looking for the love of a good man, and men who are I ve always had this thing for cowboys, maybe because I was born in New Jersey, says the narrator in this collection s title story But a real cowboy is hard to find these days, even in the West In Pam Houston s bright, edgy, and ruefully self aware Boston Globe collection of stories, we meet smart women who are looking for the love of a good man, and men who are wild and hard to pin down Our heroines are part daredevil, part philosopher, all acute observers of the nuances of modern romance Houston takes women into grand spaces, both emotional and physical, and isolates them until there s nothing left to do but sit down and take a hard look at one s soul Los Angeles Times Cowboys Are My Weakness is an exhilarating Washington Post and realistic look at men and women together and apart Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 192 pages Published January 29th 2019 by W W Norton Company first published 1992 More Details Original Title Cowboys Are My Weakness ISBN 0393356876 ISBN13 9780393356878 Other Editions 17 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Cowboys Are My Weakness, please sign up Recent Questions Are any of the stories in this collection set in Colorado Im considering this book for my Colorado Book Club Thanks like one year ago Add your answer See 1 question about Cowboys Are My Weakness Lists with This Book Reading the Southwest 200 books 3 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jun 30, 2008 Erin rated it it was amazing review of another edition The writing here is whip smart and I would pay a hundred dollars for the reaction I have in my gut when I read this book Pam Houston helps me locate the memories I forget I carry the glittering world inside a trout, the mystery and excitement of peeling a deer s skin from its body, the satisfaction of sewing bait fish onto sturdy, sturgeon catching hooks my earliest arts and crafts, mostly forgotten I grew up plucking ducks and geese in the West with a complicated outdoorsman father who is no The writing here is whip smart and I would pay a hundred dollars for the reaction I have in my gut when I read this book Pam Houston helps me locate the memories I forget I carry the glittering world inside a trout, the mystery and excitement of peeling a deer s skin from its body, the satisfaction of sewing bait fish onto sturdy, sturgeon catching hooks my earliest arts and crafts, mostly forgotten I grew up plucking ducks and geese in the West with a complicated outdoorsman father who is not unlike some of the men in this book Also, side note Houston will always have a special place in my heart for writing the passage You might forget, for example, that you live in a city where people have so many choices they throw words away, or so few they will bleed in your car for a hundred dollars You might forget eleven or maybe twelve of the sixteen in a row totaled cars You might forget that you never expected to be alone at thirty two or that a crazy man might be waiting for you with a gun when you get home tonight or that all the people you know without exception have their hearts all wrapped around someone who won t ever love them back From the essay, The Best Girlfriend You Never Had Read her flag 13 likesLike see review View 1 comment Sep 26, 2007 Nicole rated it really liked it review of another edition Oh wow I never knew I had a deeply closeted obsession with cowboys and outdoorsmen until I read this collection of short stories Houston s writing makes me want to trade my corolla for a horse, my books for guns, and my nerdy love interests for roguish deer hunters Seriously This is great stuff Fast, smart, witty, and undeniably unique A treasure flag 6 likesLike see review Feb 07, 2016 Ben Loory rated it really liked it review of another edition He winked and touched the horse s flank with his spurs and it hopped a little on the takeoff and then there was just dirt flying while the high grass swallowed the horse s legs I leaned against the door of my pickup truck watching my new cowboy riding off toward where the sun was already low in the sky and the grass shimmering like nothing I d ever seen in the mountains And for a minute I thought we were living inside my painting, but he was riding away too fast to tell And I wondered then wh He winked and touched the horse s flank with his spurs and it hopped a little on the takeoff and then there was just dirt flying while the high grass swallowed the horse s legs I leaned against the door of my pickup truck watching my new cowboy riding off toward where the sun was already low in the sky and the grass shimmering like nothing I d ever seen in the mountains And for a minute I thought we were living inside my painting, but he was riding away too fast to tell And I wondered then why I had always imagined my cowboy s truck as it was leaving I wondered why I hadn t turned the truck around and painted my cowboy coming home. flag 5 likesLike see review Sep 07, 2007 Emily rated it it was amazing review of another edition This is the first book my then boyfriend, now husband gave to meand he turned me into a life long Pam Houston fan He LOANED ME One Hundred Years of Solitude first but he bought me this oneThis is probably my favorite book but everything she s written is fantastic and while I count the days until her next book, once it s out, I SLOWLY read itkind of like I did with John Irving when I first read World According to Garp or Widow for One Yearevery page is satisfyingand although she This is the first book my then boyfriend, now husband gave to meand he turned me into a life long Pam Houston fan He LOANED ME One Hundred Years of Solitude first but he bought me this oneThis is probably my favorite book but everything she s written is fantastic and while I count the days until her next book, once it s out, I SLOWLY read itkind of like I did with John Irving when I first read World According to Garp or Widow for One Yearevery page is satisfyingand although she s completely different than David Sedaris, they are the two authors I constantly look up online, just in case they have something new coming out flag 5 likesLike see review Mar 02, 2008 Johnny rated it really liked it review of another edition I gave this collection to a girl once who I was trying to woo I truly felt as though Houston had captured the essence of modern femininity and that by giving this young lady such a relevant and symbolic short story book, I was on my way towell, you know The young woman s reaction, however, was laughter and not the kind of laughter I was seeking It was sardonic, you thought I would like these stories kind of laughter But I kind of enjoyed the stories Houston doesn t play games with I gave this collection to a girl once who I was trying to woo I truly felt as though Houston had captured the essence of modern femininity and that by giving this young lady such a relevant and symbolic short story book, I was on my way towell, you know The young woman s reaction, however, was laughter and not the kind of laughter I was seeking It was sardonic, you thought I would like these stories kind of laughter But I kind of enjoyed the stories Houston doesn t play games with reader she has her formula and sticks to it, and I find her work fundamentally pleasing most of the time flag 5 likesLike see review Sep 17, 2014 Janet rated it really liked it review of another edition Cowboys are NOT my weaknessd they re not Pam Houston s either I would never pick up a book with this title except that I heard that it was not what it sounds like and that much was true but I still had to hide it in my purse out of embarrassment It s about relationships but mostly what is lacking in relationships between men and women and in the end Houston s most meaningful relationship is with a woman It s well written and whip smart.Houston is a tomboy with a taste for perilous adven Cowboys are NOT my weaknessd they re not Pam Houston s either I would never pick up a book with this title except that I heard that it was not what it sounds like and that much was true but I still had to hide it in my purse out of embarrassment It s about relationships but mostly what is lacking in relationships between men and women and in the end Houston s most meaningful relationship is with a woman It s well written and whip smart.Houston is a tomboy with a taste for perilous adventure and the outdoors She confides that she had broken 5 major bones by the time she was 28 So naturally she is attracted to men who feed that thrill to danger In this series of short stories, she relates her affairs with men who share her activities and bed but don t engage her mind or emotions She is attracted to their bad boy animal nature which she tries to tame and when she s successful, loses her attraction to them.und familiar There was much in this book that resonated with me Houston talks about immersing herself in her man s activities and then realizing one day that she used to dance and listen to music i.e she s given up things that she loves, sublimated herself to the inclinations of her lover It s unconscious on her part and something that most women do in a relationship.She talks about being in a relationship with a man who lied by omission Been there, done that Sheesh In one vignette, she declares I love you to her guy and he responds I feel the same way.which when you really think about it means he loves himself.lol.Parts of it made me laugh out loud About one of her cowboys she says that Homer wasn t really a cowboy but a capitalist with a Texas accent who owned a horse I ve known a few of those myself.Ultimately, this was a few hours well and enjoyably spent flag 4 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jul 03, 2008 Erin rated it it was ok review of another edition After reading several raving reviews of this book, I had high hopes for it The title made me laugh and piqued my curiosity Its a book containing ten or so short stories about different women and their cowboys The first short story was absolutely horrible, I didn t like the style of writing and was so annoyed by it that I almost put the book down But I gave it a chance, and thankfully the rest of the stories were narrative and I wasn t distracted by the writing style In general, I couldn t After reading several raving reviews of this book, I had high hopes for it The title made me laugh and piqued my curiosity Its a book containing ten or so short stories about different women and their cowboys The first short story was absolutely horrible, I didn t like the style of writing and was so annoyed by it that I almost put the book down But I gave it a chance, and thankfully the rest of the stories were narrative and I wasn t distracted by the writing style In general, I couldn t relate to any of the characters, and the stories were so short that I didn t get a chance to connect with them I found most of the characters to be very flat and unrealistic With the exception of a couple stories, I found the plots to be uninteresting and shallow Overall, I was disappointed in the book I guess you could say that cowboys aren t my weakness Now, if the book was about snowboarders surfers, I may be intrigued flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Feb 11, 2014 Erik rated it really liked it review of another edition A friend of mine is on a quest to find the female Bukowski And while I don t think Houston qualifies that, she certainly found the Carver of my heart I love stories about people, not events because the most changing events occur when we don t expect them to, over a period of unforseable time It could be a moment, it could be days, it could be the length of an illness, or a night in the snow with your dogs Houston does a great job with this It s a little too gender stereotypical at times and A friend of mine is on a quest to find the female Bukowski And while I don t think Houston qualifies that, she certainly found the Carver of my heart I love stories about people, not events because the most changing events occur when we don t expect them to, over a period of unforseable time It could be a moment, it could be days, it could be the length of an illness, or a night in the snow with your dogs Houston does a great job with this It s a little too gender stereotypical at times and when she tries to find strength, I find the expected But all of her women and this is a book about the women in each story are strong, independent, vulnerable and tough flag 3 likesLike see review Jul 16, 2017 David rated it really liked it review of another edition I enjoyed this book a great deal than I expected to I ve kind of gotten burned out on western wilderness books, but this had such a different feel to it It was fresh at the same time that it was still spare and solid Very nice writing flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 06, 2007 Grace rated it it was amazing review of another edition I ll admit it, I picked this up based on the title I mean, what a great title, right Unlike most books chosen based on title, though, this one paid off It s a great book of short stories, mostly centered around women s relationships with men who are unsuitable for one reason or another, generally due to being one kind or another of cowboy Which I realize doesn t make it sound very good In fact, it makes it sound pretty fucking trite But it s mostly not Houston s female characters are str I ll admit it, I picked this up based on the title I mean, what a great title, right Unlike most books chosen based on title, though, this one paid off It s a great book of short stories, mostly centered around women s relationships with men who are unsuitable for one reason or another, generally due to being one kind or another of cowboy Which I realize doesn t make it sound very good In fact, it makes it sound pretty fucking trite But it s mostly not Houston s female characters are strong and self aware, even as they become enmeshed in or unraveled from men who are not good enough for them They are thinking, feeling, acting women, and are fun to read about for that reason She writes about them with empathy, but without pity, and although the strands of autobiography are certainly there, they don t seem to cloud things too much.The best of the stories, though, are the ones that don t center around weak relationships, but around strong ones The first of these, For Bo, is a fairly simple tale of a day in the life of a woman, her husband, her dogs, and her pain in the ass mother It had me laughing hysterically, and it also had an underlying romantic feeling real romance, not the flowers and lace kind that left me feeling lighter for having read it The second, the book s last story, In My Next Life, is the heartbreaking tale of a friendship between two women, one of whom is dying of cancer, and of its unrealized potential Though the story is very sad, Houston s decision to have it end a book of stories mostly about unsatisfactory relationships between women and men is telling I love the implication that, as Abby says in the story, there is so much to life than romantic relationships with men.Other reviews of this book have criticized the similarities between Houston s female characters almost all Easterners in love with the West, almost all women in love with untameable men, blah blah blah , and those criticisms are valid However, given the shortness of the stories and the differing conclusions or un conclusions the women in them come to, I was not bored by this similarity I felt it gave the book an overarching narrative, something that tied all of the short pieces together, and I liked that.I ll admit that cowboys are my weakness, too Not in the sense of specific men, as is the case in most of Houston s stories, but in the sense of my having a natural predilection towards anything Western I get a pass on it, because I m actually from the West, but it may have biased me in favor of this book Be that as it may, though, I enjoyed the stories a lot and would recommend them flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 23, 2007 Sara Foster rated it liked it review of another edition Before reading any of Pam Houston s books I attended her reading of Sight Hound because my roommate absolutely loved the book Seeing Pam in real life, and hearing her book in her voice really added to my experience when I then read the book myself I followed that up with Waltzing the Cat which I also enjoyed And then I found this book on my friend s shelf It turns out that my lack of interest in short stories trumped my level of enjoyment in reading Pam Houston The format just doesn t appea Before reading any of Pam Houston s books I attended her reading of Sight Hound because my roommate absolutely loved the book Seeing Pam in real life, and hearing her book in her voice really added to my experience when I then read the book myself I followed that up with Waltzing the Cat which I also enjoyed And then I found this book on my friend s shelf It turns out that my lack of interest in short stories trumped my level of enjoyment in reading Pam Houston The format just doesn t appeal to me I enjoyed the stories but I wasn t crazy about them Maybe because so many of them dealt with relationships that left the female characters wanting Many of the men pissed me off with their indifference, but then I was even irritated with the women for tolerating substandard behavior Maybe some of the stories just hit a little too close to home My favorite story was about the couple who celebrates the Kentucky Derby each year This particular year, after semi celebrating with the woman s persnickety mother, they head off to the pound to adopt another stray dog I loved how they were a couple, made complete by their growing family of canines And I am a cat owner If you have the chance to attend a reading by Pam Houston, by all means, go I think her stories have bits and pieces of her real life in them At least it seems so when you hear about her life She shares time between Colorado and California and has that outdoorsy look about her that makes you think that maybe she likes rafting, riding horses, and ranch living flag 2 likesLike see review Mar 10, 2009 Tara rated it really liked it review of another edition I truly enjoyed Houston s prose and her adventure stories, but admit that near the end of the book, they seemed to sort of all meld together into one long story And seemed to verge on creative nonfiction Other people obviously enjoyed this effect, however, as it was a huge bestseller I think her best quality is in her narration simple, yet profound flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 06, 2019 Robin McCarthy rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 Reading these stories feels like meeting a new person for the first time and knowing, almost instantly, they will become a dear friend Reading these stories is like the first real conversation with that friend, where you hear yourself saying Oh my god, me too so often that you wind up irritating even yourself This book smells like cold weather and sweat Wood smoke Feels like wool blankets Tastes like warm tomato, fresh off the vine.I would recommend this book to friends who have taken a Reading these stories feels like meeting a new person for the first time and knowing, almost instantly, they will become a dear friend Reading these stories is like the first real conversation with that friend, where you hear yourself saying Oh my god, me too so often that you wind up irritating even yourself This book smells like cold weather and sweat Wood smoke Feels like wool blankets Tastes like warm tomato, fresh off the vine.I would recommend this book to friends who have taken a while trying new things and figuring life out, but probably not my mother flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 14, 2017 Jerry rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves writers writers Later, when we were safe and on the two lane heading home, Jack told me we were never in any real danger, and I let him get away with it because I knew that s what he had to tell himself to get past almost losing me The river gave us both a lesson in respect, he said, and it occurred to me then that he thought he had a chance to tame that wild river, but I knew I was at its mercy from the very beginning, and I thought all along that that was the point.Well written stories each from a very sim Later, when we were safe and on the two lane heading home, Jack told me we were never in any real danger, and I let him get away with it because I knew that s what he had to tell himself to get past almost losing me The river gave us both a lesson in respect, he said, and it occurred to me then that he thought he had a chance to tame that wild river, but I knew I was at its mercy from the very beginning, and I thought all along that that was the point.Well written stories each from a very similar, if not the same, narrator, and her relationships with masculine and non masculine men That is to say, Republicans cowboys and non Republicans who want to be cowboys, but never will.Her taste in men seems to change slightly throughout the book, but most of that seems to involve slowly giving up her dreams The stories are as much about how the narrator views women and men, and masculinity, than any of the actual events she takes part in in the stories flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 26, 2017 Jolie rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves book club, fiction, short stories, from library Striking, visual and dare I say poetic short stories about loving all things untamed, including your own heart Note, this edition s cover design i.e cowgirl legs with strange cowboy figurine standing in between them is laughable and just plain awful do not judge this book by that particular cover flag 1 likeLike see review View 2 comments Sep 07, 2018 Candice Baxter rated it it was amazing review of another edition Pam Houston speaks my language River Cowboy Adventure Lust Writing And the continuous question if a woman s independence can be balanced in love What I don t get is the repeated need of the narrators to follow shitty men to the middle of nowhere flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 13, 2017 Elisa rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves book club Beautiful flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 08, 2018 Ellen Terry rated it really liked it review of another edition Shout out to Sonja for recommending this book I never would of picked it solely based on title, but it was funny and smart and really sucked me in It probably helps that the characters in each story are 30ish year old women living in the west But like the real west, not the west that I ve lived in, which makes it even interesting flag 1 likeLike see review Feb 20, 2011 Crystal Beran rated it really liked it review of another edition Replace the cowboys with broody musicians and the series of protagonists, all in their late 20 s, distill down into one woman who is me I asked this book, in the margin on page 26, if it was a mirror when it said, I saw a series of men wild in their own way who thought because I said I wanted security and commitment, I did Sometimes it seems this simple I tamed them and made them dull as fence posts Advice for future love interests listen to my history, not to my words because I ll on Replace the cowboys with broody musicians and the series of protagonists, all in their late 20 s, distill down into one woman who is me I asked this book, in the margin on page 26, if it was a mirror when it said, I saw a series of men wild in their own way who thought because I said I wanted security and commitment, I did Sometimes it seems this simple I tamed them and made them dull as fence posts Advice for future love interests listen to my history, not to my words because I ll only tell you what I m supposed to want.Though this is a collection of short stories, the themes and characters are so closely wound together that there aren t really any spaces between the stories no derailments as you zip through the text in a heartbeat Each of these women could have been each other woman, slipping carelessly between stories like best friends into each other s dresses I feel that this book would have resonated deeper with me if the distinctions between them were erased completely I liked it a great deal I would have loved it if it were a short story cycle rather than a collection conscious of its coherency.Despite this, Cowboys Are My Weakness spoke to me, not only as a woman who can t seem to look for the type of person she s hoping to find, but as a writer always skirting the edge of needing solitude togetherness Houston addresses my condition as if she knew me The problem with living alone is that you have to go so far away to the place you can do your work, and when you re finished there s no one there to tell you whether or not you ve gotten back 141 I can t speak for women of other types and minds, but this intimacy, I can t imagine, exists for me alone And that may be the genius of this book flag 1 likeLike see review Feb 10, 2014 Daniel Perry rated it liked it review of another edition The author is quite in tune with the natural world about which she writes that of Colorado, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, primarily but I struggled with the similarity from story to story the author never quite committed to a common protagonist, but never stopped hinting that the characters might be recurring, either As a group, they go together thematically, but when so similar I have to wonder why the stories weren t at least arranged chronologically, to allow a narrative from one to the ne The author is quite in tune with the natural world about which she writes that of Colorado, Idaho, Montana and Alaska, primarily but I struggled with the similarity from story to story the author never quite committed to a common protagonist, but never stopped hinting that the characters might be recurring, either As a group, they go together thematically, but when so similar I have to wonder why the stories weren t at least arranged chronologically, to allow a narrative from one to the next The recurrence of given character names was distracting instead of constructive.Of course, the author does not have to do as I like Each story, in and of itself, is rather affecting even if it too often comes down to an account of a short, ill fated relationship with a man native to the regions she writes about and as I opened by saying, the nature is present and alive, immersing you thoroughly A short read, and a decent first collection I d read her work again flag 1 likeLike see review May 13, 2007 Holly rated it really liked it review of another edition This is a collection of short stories about women, relationships, independence, travel, and the outdoors The stories are brief and interesting Kind of on the cheezy, touch feely side, but I tend to like that Also, I think from the very start I just kind of liked the author, her voice and approach and outlook, and consequently had a greater appreciation for her accounts A quick read, and a good one to just pick up briefly or at intervals flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 15, 2009 Hollie rated it it was amazing review of another edition Recommends it for Yes Recommended to Hollie by Rice Univ workshop This book made me wish I was outdoorsy it s a collection short stories by Pam Houston, who heads the UC Davis creative writing program It s not too literary where you feel like you re in over your head, just very strong women who can and cannot remove themselves from sometimes abusive sometimes boring relationships flag 1 likeLike see review Feb 05, 2013 Dawn rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves stories, 2015 SO MUCH LOVE for this smart, lean, hard yet tender collection of linked stories It made me terribly nostalgic, even though I was in kindergarten in 1992, so it s of an ache for something I never had Favorites Cowboys Are My Weakness, In My Next Life, What Shock Heard, Dall, and How to Talk to a Hunter flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment Nov 30, 2010 Leesa rated it it was amazing review of another edition i m so in love w this book and her stories i LOVE reading abt camping and hunting and campers and hunters and horses and cowboys and men and women in love so i do believe this book will be in my list of favorites, indeed flag 1 likeLike see review Apr 06, 2011 Allison Daily rated it it was amazing review of another edition Pam Houston knows how to write a book She is an amazingly clear, funny, honest writer who can make you laugh as hard as she can make you cry This book is for all of you who are looking for a fun book to read that it s own way will make you think about your own life and how you are living it flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment Oct 14, 2014 Joanne rated it it was amazing review of another edition What a wonderful collection of stories this is Each one had something so profound to say, building up to the finale of In My Next Life , a beautiful tribute to friendship and love flag 1 likeLike see review Feb 07, 2008 Deirdre rated it it was amazing review of another edition Recommended to Deirdre by Amy Hamilton the Jackson Hole Wyoming Women Shelves my crowd pleaser picks Reading Pam Houston is like having my mind read How to talk to a Hunter, is funny and poignant I enjoyed Waltzing the Cat, better but both 5 stars flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 21, 2008 Nikki Duvall rated it it was amazing review of another edition The title says it all I don t care whether they can construct a coherent sentence, they make we weak at the knees This is an educated intelligent woman talking What is there about these guys flag 1 likeLike see review View all 5 comments Apr 10, 2011 Holly rated it it was amazing review of another edition All women should read Pam Houston Up there for me with the best female short story writers she s of the amy hempel, lorrie moore sensibility flag 1 likeLike see review May 12, 2017 Bridget rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2017 reading challenge, books i own These short stories are all about cowboys, but not always the kind of gun toting, hat cocking, spur wearing, horse riding, tobacco spitting tough guys Some actually are, but mostly these men embody the spirit of cowboys These men are tough, stubborn, sometimes abusive with fingers on their temper triggers, and emotionally removed They don t cry or talk about their feelings, they feel alive when they re in nature or just barely surviving, and they don t seem like great relationship partners Y These short stories are all about cowboys, but not always the kind of gun toting, hat cocking, spur wearing, horse riding, tobacco spitting tough guys Some actually are, but mostly these men embody the spirit of cowboys These men are tough, stubborn, sometimes abusive with fingers on their temper triggers, and emotionally removed They don t cry or talk about their feelings, they feel alive when they re in nature or just barely surviving, and they don t seem like great relationship partners Yes, some of these stories are a bit depressing, but it was honestly refreshing reading about this romanticized archetype that has been stripped down to exactly what it is romanticized Most of the women in the stories want to tame these men or conquer them or change them in the face of such a ridiculous challenge An impossible challenge, if you will Some of the women open up their eyes and realize the reality of the situation, but others remain stubbornly delusional It was nice, for once, to read about a variety of women who make different decisions and have different personalities But the best aspects of this collection is the elements Pam Houston now lives in a cabin in Colorado near the headwaters of the Rio Grande River, and you really get the feel for the wild, surviving in nature, and living out in unpopulated areas Whether it s navigating the fast moving waters of the Selway in Idaho, working at a ranch in the West, or tracking rams in the glaciers of Alaska, you can feel the water hit you in the face, the warm wind drift down the plains, and the low temperatures numb your extremities If Houston has any talent at all, it s capturing these wild places that cannot be captured flag Like see review 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      • Pam Houston

        Houston is the Director of Creative Writing at U.C Davis Her stories have been selected for the Best American Short Stories, the O Henry Awards, the Pushcart Prize, and the Best American Short Stories of the Century She lives in Colorado at 9,000 feet above sea level near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.


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    1. The writing here is whip smart and I would pay a hundred dollars for the reaction I have in my gut when I read this book Pam Houston helps me locate the memories I forget I carry the glittering world inside a trout, the mystery and excitement of peeling a deer s skin from its body, the satisfaction of sewing bait fish onto sturdy, sturgeon catching hooks my earliest arts and crafts, mostly forgotten I grew up plucking ducks and geese in the West with a complicated outdoorsman father who is no Th [...]


    2. Oh wow I never knew I had a deeply closeted obsession with cowboys and outdoorsmen until I read this collection of short stories Houston s writing makes me want to trade my corolla for a horse, my books for guns, and my nerdy love interests for roguish deer hunters Seriously This is great stuff Fast, smart, witty, and undeniably unique A treasure.


    3. He winked and touched the horse s flank with his spurs and it hopped a little on the takeoff and then there was just dirt flying while the high grass swallowed the horse s legs I leaned against the door of my pickup truck watching my new cowboy riding off toward where the sun was already low in the sky and the grass shimmering like nothing I d ever seen in the mountains And for a minute I thought we were living inside my painting, but he was riding away too fast to tell And I wondered then wh [...]


    4. This is the first book my then boyfriend, now husband gave to meand he turned me into a life long Pam Houston fan He LOANED ME One Hundred Years of Solitude first but he bought me this oneThis is probably my favorite book but everything she s written is fantastic and while I count the days until her next book, once it s out, I SLOWLY read itkind of like I did with John Irving when I first read World According to Garp or Widow for One Yearevery page is satisfyingand although she This is the first [...]


    5. I gave this collection to a girl once who I was trying to woo I truly felt as though Houston had captured the essence of modern femininity and that by giving this young lady such a relevant and symbolic short story book, I was on my way towell, you know The young woman s reaction, however, was laughter and not the kind of laughter I was seeking It was sardonic, you thought I would like these stories kind of laughter But I kind of enjoyed the stories Houston doesn t play games with I gave this co [...]


    6. Cowboys are NOT my weaknessd they re not Pam Houston s either I would never pick up a book with this title except that I heard that it was not what it sounds like and that much was true but I still had to hide it in my purse out of embarrassment It s about relationships but mostly what is lacking in relationships between men and women and in the end Houston s most meaningful relationship is with a woman It s well written and whip smart.Houston is a tomboy with a taste for perilous adven Cowboys [...]


    7. After reading several raving reviews of this book, I had high hopes for it The title made me laugh and piqued my curiosity Its a book containing ten or so short stories about different women and their cowboys The first short story was absolutely horrible, I didn t like the style of writing and was so annoyed by it that I almost put the book down But I gave it a chance, and thankfully the rest of the stories were narrative and I wasn t distracted by the writing style In general, I couldn t After [...]


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