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This book has been intensely researched, and while often humorous, contains an important and worrying message.
Cheap housing, cheap gas, no income taxes, warm weather, packed stores, restaurants and a culture that doesn't demonize success.
That said, this book isn't the place to go for a careful analysis of Texas and/or its (putative) impact on the nation.
First of all, the book is listed at 277 pages when actually it is only 197 pages. The other 80 pages are the bibliography, index, excerpts from book reviews, part of an interview... Read morePublished 3 months ago by George K.
The topic is frightening, her research is extensive but it goes down with such a snappy voice that the material is absorbed without wanting to flee the country or skip the next... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Beadrin Urista
I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in Texas politics. Even if you don't agree with the author it is hard to deny that the book is interesting and a fun read. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mario
Research my aunt fanny. Bigoted view by a NY blogger of a state too complex to be summarized by her small mind. Don't bother.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
A great fan of Gail Collins in the NY Times and this book. I passed it around to my friends and they all loved it.Published 6 months ago by Donald Barton
I think all Texans should read this book. It focuses on education, but also talks about finance in Texas. It is written by a reporter and you can tell she is liberal leaning. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Randi S
I enjoyed this book, so true and troubling about the state of Texas. I will read this book again soon.Published 7 months ago by Martriarch73