The Resource The best I recall : a memoir, Gary Cartwright

The best I recall : a memoir, Gary Cartwright

Label
The best I recall : a memoir
Title
The best I recall
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Gary Cartwright
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gary Cartwright is one of Texas's legendary writers. In a career spanning nearly six decades, he has been a newspaper reporter, Senior Editor of "Texas Monthly," and author of several acclaimed books, including "Blood Will Tell," "Confessions of a Washed-up Sportswriter," and "Dirty Dealing." Cartwright was a finalist for a National Magazine Award for reporting excellence, and he has won several awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, including its most prestigious the Lon Tinkle Award for lifetime achievement. His personal life has been as colorful and occasionally outrageous as any story he reported, and in this vivid, often hilarious, and sometimes deeply moving memoir, Cartwright tells the story of his writing career, tangled like a runaway vine with great friendships, love affairs, four marriages, four or five great dogs . . . looking always to explain, at least to himself, how the pattern probably makes a kind of perverted sense. Cartwright's career began at the "Fort Worth Star-Telegram" and "Fort Worth Press," among kindred spirits and fellow pranksters Edwin "Bud" Shrake and Dan Jenkins. He describes how the three rookie writers followed their mentor Blackie Sherrod to the "Dallas Times Herald" and the "Dallas Morning News," becoming the "best staff of sportswriters anywhere, ever" and creating a new kind of sportswriting that "swept the country and became standard." Cartwright recalls his twenty-five years at "Texas Monthly," where he covered everything from true crime to notable Texans to Texas's cultural oddities. Along the way, he tells lively stories about "rebelling against sobriety" in many forms, with friends and co-conspirators that included Willie Nelson, Ann Richards, Dennis Hopper, Willie Morris, Don Meredith, Jack Ruby, and countless others. A remarkable portrait of the writing life and Austin's counterculture, "The Best I Recall" may skirt the line between fact and fiction, but it always tells the truth."
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10435269
Cataloging source
TxU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cartwright, Gary
Dewey number
  • 976.4/0630973
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Charles N. Prothro Texana series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cartwright, Gary
  • Sportswriters
  • Authors, American
  • Cartwright, Gary
  • Authors, American
  • Sportswriters
  • Texas
Target audience
adult
Label
The best I recall : a memoir, Gary Cartwright
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893895914
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780292749078
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014047159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893895914
Label
The best I recall : a memoir, Gary Cartwright
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893895914
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
258 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780292749078
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014047159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893895914

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