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I See By My Get-Up: (That I Am A Cowboy) Kindle Edition


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Length: 151 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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When Ron Querry left his job teaching English at the University of Oklahoma, he took up ranching, armed with a Ph.D. and a pair of tender feet. This is his account of his ranching career in New Mexico, in the course of which he married the beautiful rancher lady next door and learned the 24-hour-a-day job of dealing with a herd of stubborn cattle as well as assorted horses, dogs, cats, tumbleweeds, rattlesnakes, and neighbors. The stories of his misadventures are warm-hearted, heart-warming, and funny, with moments of defeat as well as victory--a bittersweet picture of life in the latter-day Southwest. The Querrys and their animals survived their hardscrabble existence almost in spite of themselves. These stories will appeal especially to animal lovers and to anyone with memories of life on a ranch.

Ron Querry is the author of The Death of Bernadette Lefthand, Bad Medicine, Native Americans Struggle for Equality and editor of Growing Old at Willie Nelson's Picnic. His novels are translated and published in French, German and Bulgarian. He and his wife Elaine Querry--a fine art photographer--live in northern New Mexico. Larry L. King is a well-known journalist and playwright.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6383 KB
  • Print Length: 151 pages
  • Publisher: Cow Dog Books; 3rd edition (July 10 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005C2CPO0
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa11acd38) out of 5 stars 13 reviews
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HASH(0xa1c47804) out of 5 stars Buy this Book March 9 2012
By Dude - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
There is much joy in this book. Joy in the growth of the relationship between the flawed Dr.Querry and the beautiful Miss Elaine. Joy in the life they created on her family's New Mexico Ranch. And there is humor. A lot of it. Check out the Ph.D professor's experiment with attracting antelope. And there is sorrow - that will make you ask out loud - "How in hell could that happen?". This is a read in one sitting spell-binder that will leave you hoping the good Dr. picks up the pen again soon. Real soon.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1c47c0c) out of 5 stars The Real Deal March 9 2012
By cid - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great book! It is wonderful when you can read a book about ranching in the west and the author and photographer are the real deal. You can experience the joy, humor and hardship that living on a working ranch brings. The photos added so much to my enjoyment of this book and made it very personal.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1c47a14) out of 5 stars wonderful read March 15 2012
By cally - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a wonderful read about the tough life of managing a cattle ranch. The reader laughs along with Querry as he humbly describes his cowboy-in-training years. I love the photos. I certainly learned a lot about cattle; branding and naming, and
about living an isolated, incredibly labor intensive life as a rancher. Highly recommended.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1c48030) out of 5 stars I See y My Gee Up That I Can't Put This Down Oct. 19 2012
By Steve Thomas - Published on Amazon.com
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One of the things about Kondle is that nobody knows what you are reading. If someone is reading Eat, Love, Pray, you form a certain opinion of them, without their saying a word. If they are reading 50 Shades of Grey, you form another opinion. If you are reading your Kindle, they need to ask, "Whatcha reading?" and of you're reading "Daddy Loves My Naked Body", you can always claim to be reading Mark Twain's "Roughing It"

This book has a misleading title, and so having someone ask gives you an opportunity to explain it's it's book published 25 years ago by a university press, and now republished because the author has another book outfit, that it's an incredibly funny story about a university professor that married a small ranch, and struggled to be enough of a cowboy to make it solidly profitable, with out success.

And then you tell tem the story of Retardo Montebull, and either they rush to buy a copy or they rush to leave your company, never to be seen again. And really, if someone doesn't think the story of Retardo Montebull is funny, would you even enjoy the company of such a joyless dolt?

As I mentioned, there's another book, 25 years newer, by the same other. I'm half afraid to try it. It's bound to be disappointing, no matter hia food ut us, Lightbing doesn't strike twicet in the same placet,

Not recommended for those who drink while reading, unless you keep you kindle in a ziplok bagm
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1c48054) out of 5 stars Imagine My Surprise May 6 2012
By Captain Poolie - Published on Amazon.com
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I don't usually read books about cowboys and ranching, but something about this one caught my heart. After reading the introduction by Larry King, how could I not give this a try? I was captivated from the first paragraph. This book is very funny, very sad, and very poignant. I found myself cheering. I like that Mr. Querry spare nothing. He admits his mistakes and he grieves those errors. Not everyone does that in a memoir. He paints an honest picture of the triumphs and the disasters, and I could not help loving him for that. Mr. Querry is on a very short list of people I would like to meet someday.