"As for Miller's reflections about the literature, music and politics of the 1950s, he delivers understanding beyond the superficial.... all literate women and men who remember that decade will find plenty to roll over in their minds in this wide-ranging and thoughtful memoir." -- BlueInk Review
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From the Inside Flap
Roger Miller, aka The Chenango Kid, spent more of his boyhood than he probably should have sitting in the dark watching the Bowery Boys, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, outer-space invaders, and, especially, cowboy epics. Almost any Western hero would do, but it was the oaters of Charles Starrett, aka The Durango Kid, turned out at the rate of seven or eight a year, that sent him eagerly racing to be first in line at the box office of the Star Theater on Chenango Street in Binghamton, New York, in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
So here's lookin' at you, Kid! Not only did you (and your sidekick, Smiley Burnette) give the author pleasure watching your movies, but your nickname gave him a title for a book about watching them--and about all the pleasures, pains, joys, sorrows, triumphs, and failures of growing up in the Decade That Never Ends.
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