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Friedman, Kinky

Works: 177 works in 648 publications in 11 languages and 23,414 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Humorous fiction  Biography  Satire  Autobiographies  Humor  Satirical literature  Christmas stories  History 
Roles: Author, Performer, Singer, Creator, Instrumentalist, Composer, Other, Lyricist, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3556.R527, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Kinky Friedman
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Most widely held works by Kinky Friedman
Roll me up and smoke me when I die : musings from the road by Willie Nelson( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's greatest traveling bard Willie Nelson muses about the things that are most important to him and celebrates the family, friends, and colleagues who have blessed his remarkable journey
Ten little New Yorkers : a novel by Kinky Friedman( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of a series of Greenwich Village murders, Kinky Friedman finds himself targeted by police as the likely suspect and must identify the true killer from among the people who are closest to him
Kill two birds & get stoned by Kinky Friedman( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Snow, an author with writer's block, meets Clyde Potts, a feisty and unhinged woman, and her partner in crime, Fox Harris, whose love for a good prank inspires him to write, but their ultimate prank of corporate sabotage gets out of hand
The love song of J. Edgar Hoover by Kinky Friedman( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking a case to find the husband of Polly Price leads to Kinky being shot at, being locked in a burning limousine, and to trouble for his friends
Roadkill by Kinky Friedman( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Kinky Friedman of New York has to protect a country singer, whom Indians are threatening to kill. They blame him for the death of a medicine man
Meanwhile back at the ranch : a novel by Kinky Friedman( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and German and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating the disappearance of an eleven-year-old autistic boy, Kinky Friedman is also challenged to discover the whereabouts of a missing cat and enlists the help of Steve Rambam, an octogenarian with poor eyesight
Steppin' on a rainbow by Kinky Friedman( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and German and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once Kinky Friedman is finally convinced to travel to Hawaii to help find his missing friend Mike McGovern, he and his friends "Stephanie, Rambam, Hoover, and McCall set off on a perilous adventure involving ancient myths, sacrificial cults, totems, taboos, and the occasional lei."--Jacket
Blast from the past by Kinky Friedman( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blow on the head sends PI Kinky Friedman back in time to his early days as a private eye. One of his first cases involved his girlfriend, Judy, claiming to have seen her old lover, Tom, alive. Officially, he was killed during the Vietnam War and was buried with full military honors
God bless John Wayne by Kinky Friedman( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's namesake, PI Kinky Friedman, is asked by his friend, Ratso, to find his true birth mother. A simple enough case until Friedman runs into people who want to kill Ratso before he can uncover his ancestry and a possible inheritance. By the author of Armadillos and Old Lace
The prisoner of Vandam Street : a novel by Kinky Friedman( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and German and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a case of malaria versus murder when private dick extraordinare Kinky Friedman comes down with a tropical disease, in the jungle known as New York City, and is confined to his loft on Vandam Street in lower Manhattan, a prisoner in his own home with only his cat and black puppet head as company (neither of whom are great conversationalists). With little to do but stare out the window in between bedridden bouts of fever and hallucinations, Kinky calls on assistance from the stalwart Village Irregulars, who proceed to dish out their own uniquely skewed brand of tea and sympathy, turning the loft into a virtual Mardi Gras of confusion and drunken debauchery. Suffering almost as much from company overload as from his fever, Kinky welcomes a rare moment of calm as he finds himself once again alone in his loft. Resuming his position at the kitchen window, he spots a pretty young woman in an apartment across the street. What he hopes might be titillating turns terrifying, however, as a man joins the woman and proceeds to attack her. Sure that he's witnessed a crime, Kinky calls in the cops, but, upon investigating his claim, they can find neither a victim nor an apartment across the street. In addition, no one else saw or heard anything that would indicate a crime had taken place. Was it foul play or merely a fevered dream? Convinced that their friend is about to slip off into the land of eternal slumber, the Village Irregulars increase their vigilance and in the process raise the Kinkster's irritability level to an all-time high. Not to be deterred, however, Kinky sticks to his story and is rewarded when a few days later he sees the man in the apartment again, but this time with a gun
Armadillos & old lace by Kinky Friedman( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private eye Kinky Friedman of New York City, formerly a country singer, goes home to Texas to help his parents with their children's camp outside San Antonio. The visit coincides with the death of five ladies, all of whom died on their 76th birthday. The only clue is that in each case yellow roses were left on the grave. By the author of Elvis, Jesus and Coca-Cola
The Billy Bob tapes : a cave full of ghosts by Billy Bob Thornton( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised in small-town Arkansas, Billy Bob Thornton grew up amid a rich storytelling tradition. See, the South is just different than other places. ... You can feel the ghosts there. As a kid, he would sit on the porch listening to his family or some old man down the road spinning yarns about colorful neighbors. These stories didn't have to be made up. The characters were already there, so the stories just came out of the characters we knew. Thus was borne his Oscar®-winning masterpiece Sling Blade and now The Billy Bob Tapes--a narrative based on late-night conversations with Kinky Friedman and other friends who gathered 'round to hear Billy mine a cave full of ghosts. Billy's long career in Hollywood yields stories of inspired collaborations and failed ones, true friendships with other actors and musicians, and good friends gone too soon. In The Billy Bob Tapes, he reflects on the critics, the culture around fame, and the challenges of conveying an artistic vision in film. Most striking is Billy's clear-eyed perspective about the magic of entertainment, and how we perceive it in a rapidly changing world. With passion, unvarnished honesty, wry humor, and a little help from friends Angelina Jolie, Robert Duvall, Dwight Yoakam, Tom Epperson, and Daniel Lanois, Billy Bob finally talks
Elvis, Jesus & coca cola by Kinky Friedman( Book )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Singer/songwriter Kinky Friedman's flashy mystery stars a Greenwich Village musician named--coincidentally--Kinky Friedman. When a documentary filmmaker suffers a mysterious death, Friedman's search for the missing film forces him to relive his own dark past
The Christmas pig : a fable by Kinky Friedman( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in German and English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"King Jonjo Mayo the First is in a bind. Every Christmas, he commissions an artist to paint a traditional nativity scene to be dramatically revealed after midnight mass. This year, though, the date is mere weeks away, and he still has not yet found his painter. The king decides to take a chance on a peculiar, mute boy whose artistic genius and clairvoyance are rumored throughout the kingdom. He sends three valiant, if begrudging, knights to seek out the boy in the remote countryside. Finally, they find Benjamin -- and he is, indeed, peculiar. Nobody knows if the child is up to the task, but the king's Christmas tradition -- and Benjamin himself -- might just be saved by a Christmas miracle that comes in the form of a very special pig -- who is rather peculiar herself."--Publisher description
Kinky Friedman's guide to Texas etiquette, or, How to get to heaven or hell without going through Dallas-Fort Worth by Kinky Friedman( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an irreverent insider's view of Texas politics, culture, and mores
Greenwich killing time by Kinky Friedman( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A street-smart country singer, who just happens to be named Kinky, turns detective to help his best friend, Mike McGovern, beat a murder rap
Frequent flyer by Kinky Friedman( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and German and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Kinky undergoes hypnosis, escapes death threats, and becomes entangled in the same riddle as his dead friend John
You can lead a politician to water, but you can't make him think : ten commandments for Texas politics by Kinky Friedman( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes how he managed his haphazard grassroots gubernatorial campaign in Texas, from his meager beginnings with his campaign team through his November 2006 emergence as one of four top contenders
When the cat's away by Kinky Friedman( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A purloined feline from a Madison Square Garden cat show is the tip-off to a trail of murders, South American drug lords and a gang war that only Kinky can unravel. But there's more than one way to skin a cat, and Kinky may soon be wishing for nine lives
The great psychedelic armadillo picnic : a "walk" in Austin by Kinky Friedman( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour of the city of Austin, Texas, offers an offbeat guide with facts, descriptions, profiles, personal reminiscences, and unusual advice to guide tourists through the "coolest city in Texas."
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Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.16 (from 0.11 for Roll me up ... to 0.34 for The Kinky ...)

Kill two birds & get stoned
Kill two birds & get stonedThe love song of J. Edgar HooverRoadkillMeanwhile back at the ranch : a novelSteppin' on a rainbowBlast from the pastGod bless John WayneThe prisoner of Vandam Street : a novel
Alternative Names
Friedman, Kinkstah

Friedman, Kinkstah 1944-

Friedman, Kinkster

Friedman, Kinkster 1944-

Friedman, Richard 1944-

Friedman, Richard F.

Friedman Richard F. 1944-....

Friedman, Richard S. 1944-

Kinky Friedman americký zpěvák a kytarista

Kinky Friedman Amerikaans acteur

Kinky Friedman amerikansk skådespelare, musiker och sångare

Kinky Friedman amerikansk skodespelar, musikar og songar

Kinky Friedman amerikansk skuespiller, musiker og sanger

Kinky Friedman auteur-compositeur américain

Kinky Friedman scrittore e cantautore statunitense

Kinky Friedman US-amerikanischer Country-Musiker, Schriftsteller und Politiker

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