Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Dancing Naked: Memorable Encounters with Unforgettable Texans Paperback – August 4, 2008
Up to 40% off select Non-Fiction books
Featured Non-Fiction titles are up to 40% off for a limited time. See all titles
About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
She did. As a columnist and later feature writer for the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, for almost two decades Rogers learned and shared the stories of Texans. She honed her skills at getting people to tell her their stories by showing her their hearts, their deepest insides. She calls it "dancing naked." And she's good, mighty good, at getting people to dance that dance.
This collection of her feature stories and column reveals a great deal about her subjects and even more about life in Texas.
There is the Texas two-step from up in the Panhandle where Gary Gardner took on the Swisher County justice system when forty-six of his neighbors (thirty-nine African-American) landed in prison on trumped-up drug charges. He didn't stop until he had gained the nation's eye and his neighbors' freedom.
Over in Burleson, near Fort Worth, Dashelle Murrin didn't let a nearly fatal run-in with an eighteen-wheeler slow down her dance. She had an extra quarter inch tapped onto one of her cowgirl boots, grabbed her make-up bag and went right back to the horses and husband she loves.
And in the Highland Park neighborhood in Dallas, Howard Cobb, who is over ninety, has spent the last sixty years in a slow but steady routine with his son Freddie who faces both mental and physical challenges, a "forever child." Send a flower to Howard every Father's Day!
Rogers also calls up the exotic tango between the once-notorious Priscilla and Cullen Davis. Davis was accused of murdering Priscilla's daughter and wounding his ex-wife's lover. He walked away.Read more ›