God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State

God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State

With humor and the biting insight of a native, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower explores the history, culture, and politics of Texas, while holding the stereotypes up for rigorous scrutiny. God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state in the heart of Trumpland that hasn't elected a Democrat to a statewi With humor and the biting insight of a native, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower explores the hi...

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Title:God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State
Author:Lawrence Wright
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0525520104
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State Reviews

  • Elyse
    May 09, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

  • Julie
    May 17, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a little sick. ...

    Wright is most remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, about the rise of al-Qaida. But, he has also written film scripts, plays, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He seems to have an insatiable curiosity about people, places and all things Texan. He h...

    A delightful and at time frustrating journey into what it is to be Texan and what Texas means to the world at large. Part-memoir and part social history, Lawrence Wright has crafted a book that will be referenced for years to come. ...

    Hmmmm! Can I say that I choose this book from the ratings and the trailer. And that it was on the shelf at my home library. That too, as well. And that I have visited Texas about 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years (every time in winter). Those are my disclaimers. And that I love the Sou...

    Lawrence Wright is a noted writer of non-fiction - his book, "The Looming Tower" was a Pulitzer Prize winner - and one work of fiction. As an almost life-long resident of Texas, his latest book, "God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State", is a journey through the ...

    I?m not sure what the point of this book was. Each chapter tends to embrace a different city or concept. But then the organization is all over the place. In one section, you might get a fascinating political/sociological look at some major thing that happened in Texan history. The ne...

    A wonderful examination and portrait of my home state. I savored this, not wanting to be done with it so soon--Wright has a great eye for dissecting how ridiculous, hypocritical, odd, and ultimately influential Texas is in relation to the rest of the country. God Save Texas looks at th...

    My choice for my April - Paris Life column. Loved it as a Texan, but I think its way bigger than that. Will post my review here after a month or so. In the meantime, just know that it is not to miss. Also, thank you to the publisher's for an ARC so that I could give an honest revie...

    A lot of fun and, oddly enough, kind of moving. I've read Wright before, most notably Looming Tower and his book on Scientology. God Save Texas shows a very different side of him: playful, musical, sincerely interested in the world around him. And because his subject is Texas, there ar...

    As a born and raised Texan who fled the moment adult independence allowed, I recognized a lot of the arguments made here as I've found myself thinking or saying them. The book is broken up nicely into well rounded essays that cover the breadth of our current climate and help frame 'how...

    I always enjoy reading Lawrence Wright. I think he is one of the best nonfiction writers out there. This book was more personal than his others, a mix of Texas history and his own relationship with the state. My favorite takeaway from the book was the idea that, in terms of understandi...

    A great explanation of what it is to be Texan. My native home. The good, the bad, and the ugly. The pros and cons. The consciousness and the bigotry. My home by birth and perhaps not by choice in many respects; but in many others a pretty phenomenal congenital gift. I love much about m...

    A rambling, baggy but quite pleasant stroll through Texas past (some) and present (moreso). Lawrence is an amazing journalist and one of our age's Important Writers. This book finds him in a more relaxed, personal mode - sharing a drink on a patio with an old friend under a wide Texas ...

    For those who have read Lawrence Wright's "The Looming Tower" and "Going Clear" and expecting something similar with "God Save Texas," you will likely be disappointed. That doesn't mean that "God Save Texas" is disappointing; it's just different, more personal, less objective. Wrigh...

    One of the best nonfiction writers I?ve ever read, Larry Wright has set down the Texas in which I live with such grace. He scrutinizes the ethics and politics of the state, touches on Willie Nelson and Matthew McConaughey, and paints the most incredible portrait of this beautiful, pe...

    Clearly, Lawrence Wright loves Texas. He writes affectionately of the place he calls home without sugarcoating or ignoring its shortcomings. Wright is a wonderful storyteller who weaves history, politics, personal recollections, culture, and humor. Texas is full of contradictions and W...

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this author read his informative and entertaining book. Mr. Wright and I are almost exactly the same age (for the record, he is 4 weeks older than I am) and have many parallel, if not equal, experiences. With the exception of Houston and its people, th...

  • Demi
    Apr 19, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a little sick. ...

    Wright is most remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, about the rise of al-Qaida. But, he has also written film scripts, plays, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He seems to have an insatiable curiosity about people, places and all things Texan. He h...

    A delightful and at time frustrating journey into what it is to be Texan and what Texas means to the world at large. Part-memoir and part social history, Lawrence Wright has crafted a book that will be referenced for years to come. ...

    Hmmmm! Can I say that I choose this book from the ratings and the trailer. And that it was on the shelf at my home library. That too, as well. And that I have visited Texas about 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years (every time in winter). Those are my disclaimers. And that I love the Sou...

    Lawrence Wright is a noted writer of non-fiction - his book, "The Looming Tower" was a Pulitzer Prize winner - and one work of fiction. As an almost life-long resident of Texas, his latest book, "God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State", is a journey through the ...

    I?m not sure what the point of this book was. Each chapter tends to embrace a different city or concept. But then the organization is all over the place. In one section, you might get a fascinating political/sociological look at some major thing that happened in Texan history. The ne...

    A wonderful examination and portrait of my home state. I savored this, not wanting to be done with it so soon--Wright has a great eye for dissecting how ridiculous, hypocritical, odd, and ultimately influential Texas is in relation to the rest of the country. God Save Texas looks at th...

    My choice for my April - Paris Life column. Loved it as a Texan, but I think its way bigger than that. Will post my review here after a month or so. In the meantime, just know that it is not to miss. Also, thank you to the publisher's for an ARC so that I could give an honest revie...

    A lot of fun and, oddly enough, kind of moving. I've read Wright before, most notably Looming Tower and his book on Scientology. God Save Texas shows a very different side of him: playful, musical, sincerely interested in the world around him. And because his subject is Texas, there ar...

    As a born and raised Texan who fled the moment adult independence allowed, I recognized a lot of the arguments made here as I've found myself thinking or saying them. The book is broken up nicely into well rounded essays that cover the breadth of our current climate and help frame 'how...

    I always enjoy reading Lawrence Wright. I think he is one of the best nonfiction writers out there. This book was more personal than his others, a mix of Texas history and his own relationship with the state. My favorite takeaway from the book was the idea that, in terms of understandi...

    A great explanation of what it is to be Texan. My native home. The good, the bad, and the ugly. The pros and cons. The consciousness and the bigotry. My home by birth and perhaps not by choice in many respects; but in many others a pretty phenomenal congenital gift. I love much about m...

    A rambling, baggy but quite pleasant stroll through Texas past (some) and present (moreso). Lawrence is an amazing journalist and one of our age's Important Writers. This book finds him in a more relaxed, personal mode - sharing a drink on a patio with an old friend under a wide Texas ...

    For those who have read Lawrence Wright's "The Looming Tower" and "Going Clear" and expecting something similar with "God Save Texas," you will likely be disappointed. That doesn't mean that "God Save Texas" is disappointing; it's just different, more personal, less objective. Wrigh...

    One of the best nonfiction writers I?ve ever read, Larry Wright has set down the Texas in which I live with such grace. He scrutinizes the ethics and politics of the state, touches on Willie Nelson and Matthew McConaughey, and paints the most incredible portrait of this beautiful, pe...

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
    Apr 29, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

  • Trish
    May 09, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

  • Chris
    May 01, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a little sick. ...

    Wright is most remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, about the rise of al-Qaida. But, he has also written film scripts, plays, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He seems to have an insatiable curiosity about people, places and all things Texan. He h...

    A delightful and at time frustrating journey into what it is to be Texan and what Texas means to the world at large. Part-memoir and part social history, Lawrence Wright has crafted a book that will be referenced for years to come. ...

    Hmmmm! Can I say that I choose this book from the ratings and the trailer. And that it was on the shelf at my home library. That too, as well. And that I have visited Texas about 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years (every time in winter). Those are my disclaimers. And that I love the Sou...

    Lawrence Wright is a noted writer of non-fiction - his book, "The Looming Tower" was a Pulitzer Prize winner - and one work of fiction. As an almost life-long resident of Texas, his latest book, "God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State", is a journey through the ...

    I?m not sure what the point of this book was. Each chapter tends to embrace a different city or concept. But then the organization is all over the place. In one section, you might get a fascinating political/sociological look at some major thing that happened in Texan history. The ne...

    A wonderful examination and portrait of my home state. I savored this, not wanting to be done with it so soon--Wright has a great eye for dissecting how ridiculous, hypocritical, odd, and ultimately influential Texas is in relation to the rest of the country. God Save Texas looks at th...

    My choice for my April - Paris Life column. Loved it as a Texan, but I think its way bigger than that. Will post my review here after a month or so. In the meantime, just know that it is not to miss. Also, thank you to the publisher's for an ARC so that I could give an honest revie...

    A lot of fun and, oddly enough, kind of moving. I've read Wright before, most notably Looming Tower and his book on Scientology. God Save Texas shows a very different side of him: playful, musical, sincerely interested in the world around him. And because his subject is Texas, there ar...

    As a born and raised Texan who fled the moment adult independence allowed, I recognized a lot of the arguments made here as I've found myself thinking or saying them. The book is broken up nicely into well rounded essays that cover the breadth of our current climate and help frame 'how...

    I always enjoy reading Lawrence Wright. I think he is one of the best nonfiction writers out there. This book was more personal than his others, a mix of Texas history and his own relationship with the state. My favorite takeaway from the book was the idea that, in terms of understandi...

    A great explanation of what it is to be Texan. My native home. The good, the bad, and the ugly. The pros and cons. The consciousness and the bigotry. My home by birth and perhaps not by choice in many respects; but in many others a pretty phenomenal congenital gift. I love much about m...

    A rambling, baggy but quite pleasant stroll through Texas past (some) and present (moreso). Lawrence is an amazing journalist and one of our age's Important Writers. This book finds him in a more relaxed, personal mode - sharing a drink on a patio with an old friend under a wide Texas ...

    For those who have read Lawrence Wright's "The Looming Tower" and "Going Clear" and expecting something similar with "God Save Texas," you will likely be disappointed. That doesn't mean that "God Save Texas" is disappointing; it's just different, more personal, less objective. Wrigh...

    One of the best nonfiction writers I?ve ever read, Larry Wright has set down the Texas in which I live with such grace. He scrutinizes the ethics and politics of the state, touches on Willie Nelson and Matthew McConaughey, and paints the most incredible portrait of this beautiful, pe...

    Clearly, Lawrence Wright loves Texas. He writes affectionately of the place he calls home without sugarcoating or ignoring its shortcomings. Wright is a wonderful storyteller who weaves history, politics, personal recollections, culture, and humor. Texas is full of contradictions and W...

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this author read his informative and entertaining book. Mr. Wright and I are almost exactly the same age (for the record, he is 4 weeks older than I am) and have many parallel, if not equal, experiences. With the exception of Houston and its people, th...

    An interesting group of essays about modern Texas. There are chapters on fracking, flooding, music and politics. ...

    Let's be clear - It is difficult to write about Texas. Render it too literally and the work comes off like a caricature. Let yourself be seduced by its romanticized lore and you've just produced another dimestore Western. Try too hard to explain it without stepping on any toes, and you...

    Aptly subtitled. An engaging memoir in which the author regales the reader with Texan history and culture while opining on his love/hate relationship with the state. Actually there?s a whole lotta love for the Lone Star State with more annoyance than hatred. If one has any affinity t...

  • Emily
    Jan 12, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

  • Sydney Young
    Mar 28, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a little sick. ...

    Wright is most remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, about the rise of al-Qaida. But, he has also written film scripts, plays, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He seems to have an insatiable curiosity about people, places and all things Texan. He h...

    A delightful and at time frustrating journey into what it is to be Texan and what Texas means to the world at large. Part-memoir and part social history, Lawrence Wright has crafted a book that will be referenced for years to come. ...

    Hmmmm! Can I say that I choose this book from the ratings and the trailer. And that it was on the shelf at my home library. That too, as well. And that I have visited Texas about 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years (every time in winter). Those are my disclaimers. And that I love the Sou...

    Lawrence Wright is a noted writer of non-fiction - his book, "The Looming Tower" was a Pulitzer Prize winner - and one work of fiction. As an almost life-long resident of Texas, his latest book, "God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State", is a journey through the ...

    I?m not sure what the point of this book was. Each chapter tends to embrace a different city or concept. But then the organization is all over the place. In one section, you might get a fascinating political/sociological look at some major thing that happened in Texan history. The ne...

    A wonderful examination and portrait of my home state. I savored this, not wanting to be done with it so soon--Wright has a great eye for dissecting how ridiculous, hypocritical, odd, and ultimately influential Texas is in relation to the rest of the country. God Save Texas looks at th...

    My choice for my April - Paris Life column. Loved it as a Texan, but I think its way bigger than that. Will post my review here after a month or so. In the meantime, just know that it is not to miss. Also, thank you to the publisher's for an ARC so that I could give an honest revie...

  • Joe
    Aug 18, 2017

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a little sick. ...

    Wright is most remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, about the rise of al-Qaida. But, he has also written film scripts, plays, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He seems to have an insatiable curiosity about people, places and all things Texan. He h...

    A delightful and at time frustrating journey into what it is to be Texan and what Texas means to the world at large. Part-memoir and part social history, Lawrence Wright has crafted a book that will be referenced for years to come. ...

  • Laura Jean
    May 17, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a little sick. ...

    Wright is most remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, about the rise of al-Qaida. But, he has also written film scripts, plays, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He seems to have an insatiable curiosity about people, places and all things Texan. He h...

    A delightful and at time frustrating journey into what it is to be Texan and what Texas means to the world at large. Part-memoir and part social history, Lawrence Wright has crafted a book that will be referenced for years to come. ...

    Hmmmm! Can I say that I choose this book from the ratings and the trailer. And that it was on the shelf at my home library. That too, as well. And that I have visited Texas about 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years (every time in winter). Those are my disclaimers. And that I love the Sou...

    Lawrence Wright is a noted writer of non-fiction - his book, "The Looming Tower" was a Pulitzer Prize winner - and one work of fiction. As an almost life-long resident of Texas, his latest book, "God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State", is a journey through the ...

    I?m not sure what the point of this book was. Each chapter tends to embrace a different city or concept. But then the organization is all over the place. In one section, you might get a fascinating political/sociological look at some major thing that happened in Texan history. The ne...

    A wonderful examination and portrait of my home state. I savored this, not wanting to be done with it so soon--Wright has a great eye for dissecting how ridiculous, hypocritical, odd, and ultimately influential Texas is in relation to the rest of the country. God Save Texas looks at th...

    My choice for my April - Paris Life column. Loved it as a Texan, but I think its way bigger than that. Will post my review here after a month or so. In the meantime, just know that it is not to miss. Also, thank you to the publisher's for an ARC so that I could give an honest revie...

    A lot of fun and, oddly enough, kind of moving. I've read Wright before, most notably Looming Tower and his book on Scientology. God Save Texas shows a very different side of him: playful, musical, sincerely interested in the world around him. And because his subject is Texas, there ar...

    As a born and raised Texan who fled the moment adult independence allowed, I recognized a lot of the arguments made here as I've found myself thinking or saying them. The book is broken up nicely into well rounded essays that cover the breadth of our current climate and help frame 'how...

    I always enjoy reading Lawrence Wright. I think he is one of the best nonfiction writers out there. This book was more personal than his others, a mix of Texas history and his own relationship with the state. My favorite takeaway from the book was the idea that, in terms of understandi...

    A great explanation of what it is to be Texan. My native home. The good, the bad, and the ugly. The pros and cons. The consciousness and the bigotry. My home by birth and perhaps not by choice in many respects; but in many others a pretty phenomenal congenital gift. I love much about m...

    A rambling, baggy but quite pleasant stroll through Texas past (some) and present (moreso). Lawrence is an amazing journalist and one of our age's Important Writers. This book finds him in a more relaxed, personal mode - sharing a drink on a patio with an old friend under a wide Texas ...

    For those who have read Lawrence Wright's "The Looming Tower" and "Going Clear" and expecting something similar with "God Save Texas," you will likely be disappointed. That doesn't mean that "God Save Texas" is disappointing; it's just different, more personal, less objective. Wrigh...

    One of the best nonfiction writers I?ve ever read, Larry Wright has set down the Texas in which I live with such grace. He scrutinizes the ethics and politics of the state, touches on Willie Nelson and Matthew McConaughey, and paints the most incredible portrait of this beautiful, pe...

    Clearly, Lawrence Wright loves Texas. He writes affectionately of the place he calls home without sugarcoating or ignoring its shortcomings. Wright is a wonderful storyteller who weaves history, politics, personal recollections, culture, and humor. Texas is full of contradictions and W...

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this author read his informative and entertaining book. Mr. Wright and I are almost exactly the same age (for the record, he is 4 weeks older than I am) and have many parallel, if not equal, experiences. With the exception of Houston and its people, th...

    An interesting group of essays about modern Texas. There are chapters on fracking, flooding, music and politics. ...

  • Ian Holmes
    May 09, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a little sick. ...

  • Lisa
    Jul 15, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a little sick. ...

    Wright is most remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, about the rise of al-Qaida. But, he has also written film scripts, plays, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He seems to have an insatiable curiosity about people, places and all things Texan. He h...

    A delightful and at time frustrating journey into what it is to be Texan and what Texas means to the world at large. Part-memoir and part social history, Lawrence Wright has crafted a book that will be referenced for years to come. ...

    Hmmmm! Can I say that I choose this book from the ratings and the trailer. And that it was on the shelf at my home library. That too, as well. And that I have visited Texas about 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years (every time in winter). Those are my disclaimers. And that I love the Sou...

    Lawrence Wright is a noted writer of non-fiction - his book, "The Looming Tower" was a Pulitzer Prize winner - and one work of fiction. As an almost life-long resident of Texas, his latest book, "God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State", is a journey through the ...

    I?m not sure what the point of this book was. Each chapter tends to embrace a different city or concept. But then the organization is all over the place. In one section, you might get a fascinating political/sociological look at some major thing that happened in Texan history. The ne...

    A wonderful examination and portrait of my home state. I savored this, not wanting to be done with it so soon--Wright has a great eye for dissecting how ridiculous, hypocritical, odd, and ultimately influential Texas is in relation to the rest of the country. God Save Texas looks at th...

    My choice for my April - Paris Life column. Loved it as a Texan, but I think its way bigger than that. Will post my review here after a month or so. In the meantime, just know that it is not to miss. Also, thank you to the publisher's for an ARC so that I could give an honest revie...

    A lot of fun and, oddly enough, kind of moving. I've read Wright before, most notably Looming Tower and his book on Scientology. God Save Texas shows a very different side of him: playful, musical, sincerely interested in the world around him. And because his subject is Texas, there ar...

    As a born and raised Texan who fled the moment adult independence allowed, I recognized a lot of the arguments made here as I've found myself thinking or saying them. The book is broken up nicely into well rounded essays that cover the breadth of our current climate and help frame 'how...

  • Chad
    May 03, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a little sick. ...

    Wright is most remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, about the rise of al-Qaida. But, he has also written film scripts, plays, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He seems to have an insatiable curiosity about people, places and all things Texan. He h...

    A delightful and at time frustrating journey into what it is to be Texan and what Texas means to the world at large. Part-memoir and part social history, Lawrence Wright has crafted a book that will be referenced for years to come. ...

    Hmmmm! Can I say that I choose this book from the ratings and the trailer. And that it was on the shelf at my home library. That too, as well. And that I have visited Texas about 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years (every time in winter). Those are my disclaimers. And that I love the Sou...

    Lawrence Wright is a noted writer of non-fiction - his book, "The Looming Tower" was a Pulitzer Prize winner - and one work of fiction. As an almost life-long resident of Texas, his latest book, "God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State", is a journey through the ...

    I?m not sure what the point of this book was. Each chapter tends to embrace a different city or concept. But then the organization is all over the place. In one section, you might get a fascinating political/sociological look at some major thing that happened in Texan history. The ne...

    A wonderful examination and portrait of my home state. I savored this, not wanting to be done with it so soon--Wright has a great eye for dissecting how ridiculous, hypocritical, odd, and ultimately influential Texas is in relation to the rest of the country. God Save Texas looks at th...

  • Jeanette
    Jul 26, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a little sick. ...

    Wright is most remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, about the rise of al-Qaida. But, he has also written film scripts, plays, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He seems to have an insatiable curiosity about people, places and all things Texan. He h...

    A delightful and at time frustrating journey into what it is to be Texan and what Texas means to the world at large. Part-memoir and part social history, Lawrence Wright has crafted a book that will be referenced for years to come. ...

    Hmmmm! Can I say that I choose this book from the ratings and the trailer. And that it was on the shelf at my home library. That too, as well. And that I have visited Texas about 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years (every time in winter). Those are my disclaimers. And that I love the Sou...

  • Jill Meyer
    Apr 21, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a little sick. ...

    Wright is most remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, about the rise of al-Qaida. But, he has also written film scripts, plays, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He seems to have an insatiable curiosity about people, places and all things Texan. He h...

    A delightful and at time frustrating journey into what it is to be Texan and what Texas means to the world at large. Part-memoir and part social history, Lawrence Wright has crafted a book that will be referenced for years to come. ...

    Hmmmm! Can I say that I choose this book from the ratings and the trailer. And that it was on the shelf at my home library. That too, as well. And that I have visited Texas about 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years (every time in winter). Those are my disclaimers. And that I love the Sou...

    Lawrence Wright is a noted writer of non-fiction - his book, "The Looming Tower" was a Pulitzer Prize winner - and one work of fiction. As an almost life-long resident of Texas, his latest book, "God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State", is a journey through the ...

  • Josh Firer
    Jul 24, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a little sick. ...

    Wright is most remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, about the rise of al-Qaida. But, he has also written film scripts, plays, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He seems to have an insatiable curiosity about people, places and all things Texan. He h...

    A delightful and at time frustrating journey into what it is to be Texan and what Texas means to the world at large. Part-memoir and part social history, Lawrence Wright has crafted a book that will be referenced for years to come. ...

    Hmmmm! Can I say that I choose this book from the ratings and the trailer. And that it was on the shelf at my home library. That too, as well. And that I have visited Texas about 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years (every time in winter). Those are my disclaimers. And that I love the Sou...

    Lawrence Wright is a noted writer of non-fiction - his book, "The Looming Tower" was a Pulitzer Prize winner - and one work of fiction. As an almost life-long resident of Texas, his latest book, "God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State", is a journey through the ...

    I?m not sure what the point of this book was. Each chapter tends to embrace a different city or concept. But then the organization is all over the place. In one section, you might get a fascinating political/sociological look at some major thing that happened in Texan history. The ne...

    A wonderful examination and portrait of my home state. I savored this, not wanting to be done with it so soon--Wright has a great eye for dissecting how ridiculous, hypocritical, odd, and ultimately influential Texas is in relation to the rest of the country. God Save Texas looks at th...

    My choice for my April - Paris Life column. Loved it as a Texan, but I think its way bigger than that. Will post my review here after a month or so. In the meantime, just know that it is not to miss. Also, thank you to the publisher's for an ARC so that I could give an honest revie...

    A lot of fun and, oddly enough, kind of moving. I've read Wright before, most notably Looming Tower and his book on Scientology. God Save Texas shows a very different side of him: playful, musical, sincerely interested in the world around him. And because his subject is Texas, there ar...

    As a born and raised Texan who fled the moment adult independence allowed, I recognized a lot of the arguments made here as I've found myself thinking or saying them. The book is broken up nicely into well rounded essays that cover the breadth of our current climate and help frame 'how...

    I always enjoy reading Lawrence Wright. I think he is one of the best nonfiction writers out there. This book was more personal than his others, a mix of Texas history and his own relationship with the state. My favorite takeaway from the book was the idea that, in terms of understandi...

  • Michelle Lancaster
    Apr 10, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

  • Andrew Tollemache
    Apr 25, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a little sick. ...

    Wright is most remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, about the rise of al-Qaida. But, he has also written film scripts, plays, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He seems to have an insatiable curiosity about people, places and all things Texan. He h...

    A delightful and at time frustrating journey into what it is to be Texan and what Texas means to the world at large. Part-memoir and part social history, Lawrence Wright has crafted a book that will be referenced for years to come. ...

    Hmmmm! Can I say that I choose this book from the ratings and the trailer. And that it was on the shelf at my home library. That too, as well. And that I have visited Texas about 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years (every time in winter). Those are my disclaimers. And that I love the Sou...

    Lawrence Wright is a noted writer of non-fiction - his book, "The Looming Tower" was a Pulitzer Prize winner - and one work of fiction. As an almost life-long resident of Texas, his latest book, "God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State", is a journey through the ...

    I?m not sure what the point of this book was. Each chapter tends to embrace a different city or concept. But then the organization is all over the place. In one section, you might get a fascinating political/sociological look at some major thing that happened in Texan history. The ne...

    A wonderful examination and portrait of my home state. I savored this, not wanting to be done with it so soon--Wright has a great eye for dissecting how ridiculous, hypocritical, odd, and ultimately influential Texas is in relation to the rest of the country. God Save Texas looks at th...

    My choice for my April - Paris Life column. Loved it as a Texan, but I think its way bigger than that. Will post my review here after a month or so. In the meantime, just know that it is not to miss. Also, thank you to the publisher's for an ARC so that I could give an honest revie...

    A lot of fun and, oddly enough, kind of moving. I've read Wright before, most notably Looming Tower and his book on Scientology. God Save Texas shows a very different side of him: playful, musical, sincerely interested in the world around him. And because his subject is Texas, there ar...

    As a born and raised Texan who fled the moment adult independence allowed, I recognized a lot of the arguments made here as I've found myself thinking or saying them. The book is broken up nicely into well rounded essays that cover the breadth of our current climate and help frame 'how...

    I always enjoy reading Lawrence Wright. I think he is one of the best nonfiction writers out there. This book was more personal than his others, a mix of Texas history and his own relationship with the state. My favorite takeaway from the book was the idea that, in terms of understandi...

    A great explanation of what it is to be Texan. My native home. The good, the bad, and the ugly. The pros and cons. The consciousness and the bigotry. My home by birth and perhaps not by choice in many respects; but in many others a pretty phenomenal congenital gift. I love much about m...

    A rambling, baggy but quite pleasant stroll through Texas past (some) and present (moreso). Lawrence is an amazing journalist and one of our age's Important Writers. This book finds him in a more relaxed, personal mode - sharing a drink on a patio with an old friend under a wide Texas ...

    For those who have read Lawrence Wright's "The Looming Tower" and "Going Clear" and expecting something similar with "God Save Texas," you will likely be disappointed. That doesn't mean that "God Save Texas" is disappointing; it's just different, more personal, less objective. Wrigh...

    One of the best nonfiction writers I?ve ever read, Larry Wright has set down the Texas in which I live with such grace. He scrutinizes the ethics and politics of the state, touches on Willie Nelson and Matthew McConaughey, and paints the most incredible portrait of this beautiful, pe...

    Clearly, Lawrence Wright loves Texas. He writes affectionately of the place he calls home without sugarcoating or ignoring its shortcomings. Wright is a wonderful storyteller who weaves history, politics, personal recollections, culture, and humor. Texas is full of contradictions and W...

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this author read his informative and entertaining book. Mr. Wright and I are almost exactly the same age (for the record, he is 4 weeks older than I am) and have many parallel, if not equal, experiences. With the exception of Houston and its people, th...

    An interesting group of essays about modern Texas. There are chapters on fracking, flooding, music and politics. ...

    Let's be clear - It is difficult to write about Texas. Render it too literally and the work comes off like a caricature. Let yourself be seduced by its romanticized lore and you've just produced another dimestore Western. Try too hard to explain it without stepping on any toes, and you...

    Aptly subtitled. An engaging memoir in which the author regales the reader with Texan history and culture while opining on his love/hate relationship with the state. Actually there?s a whole lotta love for the Lone Star State with more annoyance than hatred. If one has any affinity t...

    I just tore into Lawrence Wright's contribution to the long running mini-literary genre: "whats up with Texas?"...its that frigging good. Going back 150 years people have been trying to figure out my adoptive homeland. The best are those introspective Texans like Erica Greider and the...

  • Vicki Gibson
    May 22, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a little sick. ...

    Wright is most remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, about the rise of al-Qaida. But, he has also written film scripts, plays, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He seems to have an insatiable curiosity about people, places and all things Texan. He h...

    A delightful and at time frustrating journey into what it is to be Texan and what Texas means to the world at large. Part-memoir and part social history, Lawrence Wright has crafted a book that will be referenced for years to come. ...

    Hmmmm! Can I say that I choose this book from the ratings and the trailer. And that it was on the shelf at my home library. That too, as well. And that I have visited Texas about 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years (every time in winter). Those are my disclaimers. And that I love the Sou...

    Lawrence Wright is a noted writer of non-fiction - his book, "The Looming Tower" was a Pulitzer Prize winner - and one work of fiction. As an almost life-long resident of Texas, his latest book, "God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State", is a journey through the ...

    I?m not sure what the point of this book was. Each chapter tends to embrace a different city or concept. But then the organization is all over the place. In one section, you might get a fascinating political/sociological look at some major thing that happened in Texan history. The ne...

    A wonderful examination and portrait of my home state. I savored this, not wanting to be done with it so soon--Wright has a great eye for dissecting how ridiculous, hypocritical, odd, and ultimately influential Texas is in relation to the rest of the country. God Save Texas looks at th...

    My choice for my April - Paris Life column. Loved it as a Texan, but I think its way bigger than that. Will post my review here after a month or so. In the meantime, just know that it is not to miss. Also, thank you to the publisher's for an ARC so that I could give an honest revie...

    A lot of fun and, oddly enough, kind of moving. I've read Wright before, most notably Looming Tower and his book on Scientology. God Save Texas shows a very different side of him: playful, musical, sincerely interested in the world around him. And because his subject is Texas, there ar...

    As a born and raised Texan who fled the moment adult independence allowed, I recognized a lot of the arguments made here as I've found myself thinking or saying them. The book is broken up nicely into well rounded essays that cover the breadth of our current climate and help frame 'how...

    I always enjoy reading Lawrence Wright. I think he is one of the best nonfiction writers out there. This book was more personal than his others, a mix of Texas history and his own relationship with the state. My favorite takeaway from the book was the idea that, in terms of understandi...

    A great explanation of what it is to be Texan. My native home. The good, the bad, and the ugly. The pros and cons. The consciousness and the bigotry. My home by birth and perhaps not by choice in many respects; but in many others a pretty phenomenal congenital gift. I love much about m...

    A rambling, baggy but quite pleasant stroll through Texas past (some) and present (moreso). Lawrence is an amazing journalist and one of our age's Important Writers. This book finds him in a more relaxed, personal mode - sharing a drink on a patio with an old friend under a wide Texas ...

    For those who have read Lawrence Wright's "The Looming Tower" and "Going Clear" and expecting something similar with "God Save Texas," you will likely be disappointed. That doesn't mean that "God Save Texas" is disappointing; it's just different, more personal, less objective. Wrigh...

    One of the best nonfiction writers I?ve ever read, Larry Wright has set down the Texas in which I live with such grace. He scrutinizes the ethics and politics of the state, touches on Willie Nelson and Matthew McConaughey, and paints the most incredible portrait of this beautiful, pe...

    Clearly, Lawrence Wright loves Texas. He writes affectionately of the place he calls home without sugarcoating or ignoring its shortcomings. Wright is a wonderful storyteller who weaves history, politics, personal recollections, culture, and humor. Texas is full of contradictions and W...

  • Chantal Lyons
    Jan 21, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

  • Chris Ladd
    Jul 13, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a little sick. ...

    Wright is most remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, about the rise of al-Qaida. But, he has also written film scripts, plays, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He seems to have an insatiable curiosity about people, places and all things Texan. He h...

    A delightful and at time frustrating journey into what it is to be Texan and what Texas means to the world at large. Part-memoir and part social history, Lawrence Wright has crafted a book that will be referenced for years to come. ...

    Hmmmm! Can I say that I choose this book from the ratings and the trailer. And that it was on the shelf at my home library. That too, as well. And that I have visited Texas about 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years (every time in winter). Those are my disclaimers. And that I love the Sou...

    Lawrence Wright is a noted writer of non-fiction - his book, "The Looming Tower" was a Pulitzer Prize winner - and one work of fiction. As an almost life-long resident of Texas, his latest book, "God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State", is a journey through the ...

    I?m not sure what the point of this book was. Each chapter tends to embrace a different city or concept. But then the organization is all over the place. In one section, you might get a fascinating political/sociological look at some major thing that happened in Texan history. The ne...

    A wonderful examination and portrait of my home state. I savored this, not wanting to be done with it so soon--Wright has a great eye for dissecting how ridiculous, hypocritical, odd, and ultimately influential Texas is in relation to the rest of the country. God Save Texas looks at th...

    My choice for my April - Paris Life column. Loved it as a Texan, but I think its way bigger than that. Will post my review here after a month or so. In the meantime, just know that it is not to miss. Also, thank you to the publisher's for an ARC so that I could give an honest revie...

    A lot of fun and, oddly enough, kind of moving. I've read Wright before, most notably Looming Tower and his book on Scientology. God Save Texas shows a very different side of him: playful, musical, sincerely interested in the world around him. And because his subject is Texas, there ar...

    As a born and raised Texan who fled the moment adult independence allowed, I recognized a lot of the arguments made here as I've found myself thinking or saying them. The book is broken up nicely into well rounded essays that cover the breadth of our current climate and help frame 'how...

    I always enjoy reading Lawrence Wright. I think he is one of the best nonfiction writers out there. This book was more personal than his others, a mix of Texas history and his own relationship with the state. My favorite takeaway from the book was the idea that, in terms of understandi...

    A great explanation of what it is to be Texan. My native home. The good, the bad, and the ugly. The pros and cons. The consciousness and the bigotry. My home by birth and perhaps not by choice in many respects; but in many others a pretty phenomenal congenital gift. I love much about m...

    A rambling, baggy but quite pleasant stroll through Texas past (some) and present (moreso). Lawrence is an amazing journalist and one of our age's Important Writers. This book finds him in a more relaxed, personal mode - sharing a drink on a patio with an old friend under a wide Texas ...

    For those who have read Lawrence Wright's "The Looming Tower" and "Going Clear" and expecting something similar with "God Save Texas," you will likely be disappointed. That doesn't mean that "God Save Texas" is disappointing; it's just different, more personal, less objective. Wrigh...

    One of the best nonfiction writers I?ve ever read, Larry Wright has set down the Texas in which I live with such grace. He scrutinizes the ethics and politics of the state, touches on Willie Nelson and Matthew McConaughey, and paints the most incredible portrait of this beautiful, pe...

    Clearly, Lawrence Wright loves Texas. He writes affectionately of the place he calls home without sugarcoating or ignoring its shortcomings. Wright is a wonderful storyteller who weaves history, politics, personal recollections, culture, and humor. Texas is full of contradictions and W...

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this author read his informative and entertaining book. Mr. Wright and I are almost exactly the same age (for the record, he is 4 weeks older than I am) and have many parallel, if not equal, experiences. With the exception of Houston and its people, th...

    An interesting group of essays about modern Texas. There are chapters on fracking, flooding, music and politics. ...

    Let's be clear - It is difficult to write about Texas. Render it too literally and the work comes off like a caricature. Let yourself be seduced by its romanticized lore and you've just produced another dimestore Western. Try too hard to explain it without stepping on any toes, and you...

  • Lance L
    Apr 24, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a little sick. ...

    Wright is most remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, about the rise of al-Qaida. But, he has also written film scripts, plays, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He seems to have an insatiable curiosity about people, places and all things Texan. He h...

    A delightful and at time frustrating journey into what it is to be Texan and what Texas means to the world at large. Part-memoir and part social history, Lawrence Wright has crafted a book that will be referenced for years to come. ...

    Hmmmm! Can I say that I choose this book from the ratings and the trailer. And that it was on the shelf at my home library. That too, as well. And that I have visited Texas about 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years (every time in winter). Those are my disclaimers. And that I love the Sou...

    Lawrence Wright is a noted writer of non-fiction - his book, "The Looming Tower" was a Pulitzer Prize winner - and one work of fiction. As an almost life-long resident of Texas, his latest book, "God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State", is a journey through the ...

    I?m not sure what the point of this book was. Each chapter tends to embrace a different city or concept. But then the organization is all over the place. In one section, you might get a fascinating political/sociological look at some major thing that happened in Texan history. The ne...

    A wonderful examination and portrait of my home state. I savored this, not wanting to be done with it so soon--Wright has a great eye for dissecting how ridiculous, hypocritical, odd, and ultimately influential Texas is in relation to the rest of the country. God Save Texas looks at th...

    My choice for my April - Paris Life column. Loved it as a Texan, but I think its way bigger than that. Will post my review here after a month or so. In the meantime, just know that it is not to miss. Also, thank you to the publisher's for an ARC so that I could give an honest revie...

    A lot of fun and, oddly enough, kind of moving. I've read Wright before, most notably Looming Tower and his book on Scientology. God Save Texas shows a very different side of him: playful, musical, sincerely interested in the world around him. And because his subject is Texas, there ar...

    As a born and raised Texan who fled the moment adult independence allowed, I recognized a lot of the arguments made here as I've found myself thinking or saying them. The book is broken up nicely into well rounded essays that cover the breadth of our current climate and help frame 'how...

    I always enjoy reading Lawrence Wright. I think he is one of the best nonfiction writers out there. This book was more personal than his others, a mix of Texas history and his own relationship with the state. My favorite takeaway from the book was the idea that, in terms of understandi...

    A great explanation of what it is to be Texan. My native home. The good, the bad, and the ugly. The pros and cons. The consciousness and the bigotry. My home by birth and perhaps not by choice in many respects; but in many others a pretty phenomenal congenital gift. I love much about m...

    A rambling, baggy but quite pleasant stroll through Texas past (some) and present (moreso). Lawrence is an amazing journalist and one of our age's Important Writers. This book finds him in a more relaxed, personal mode - sharing a drink on a patio with an old friend under a wide Texas ...

  • Angus McKeogh
    Jun 12, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a little sick. ...

    Wright is most remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, about the rise of al-Qaida. But, he has also written film scripts, plays, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He seems to have an insatiable curiosity about people, places and all things Texan. He h...

    A delightful and at time frustrating journey into what it is to be Texan and what Texas means to the world at large. Part-memoir and part social history, Lawrence Wright has crafted a book that will be referenced for years to come. ...

    Hmmmm! Can I say that I choose this book from the ratings and the trailer. And that it was on the shelf at my home library. That too, as well. And that I have visited Texas about 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years (every time in winter). Those are my disclaimers. And that I love the Sou...

    Lawrence Wright is a noted writer of non-fiction - his book, "The Looming Tower" was a Pulitzer Prize winner - and one work of fiction. As an almost life-long resident of Texas, his latest book, "God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State", is a journey through the ...

    I?m not sure what the point of this book was. Each chapter tends to embrace a different city or concept. But then the organization is all over the place. In one section, you might get a fascinating political/sociological look at some major thing that happened in Texan history. The ne...

    A wonderful examination and portrait of my home state. I savored this, not wanting to be done with it so soon--Wright has a great eye for dissecting how ridiculous, hypocritical, odd, and ultimately influential Texas is in relation to the rest of the country. God Save Texas looks at th...

    My choice for my April - Paris Life column. Loved it as a Texan, but I think its way bigger than that. Will post my review here after a month or so. In the meantime, just know that it is not to miss. Also, thank you to the publisher's for an ARC so that I could give an honest revie...

    A lot of fun and, oddly enough, kind of moving. I've read Wright before, most notably Looming Tower and his book on Scientology. God Save Texas shows a very different side of him: playful, musical, sincerely interested in the world around him. And because his subject is Texas, there ar...

    As a born and raised Texan who fled the moment adult independence allowed, I recognized a lot of the arguments made here as I've found myself thinking or saying them. The book is broken up nicely into well rounded essays that cover the breadth of our current climate and help frame 'how...

    I always enjoy reading Lawrence Wright. I think he is one of the best nonfiction writers out there. This book was more personal than his others, a mix of Texas history and his own relationship with the state. My favorite takeaway from the book was the idea that, in terms of understandi...

    A great explanation of what it is to be Texan. My native home. The good, the bad, and the ugly. The pros and cons. The consciousness and the bigotry. My home by birth and perhaps not by choice in many respects; but in many others a pretty phenomenal congenital gift. I love much about m...

  • Bruce Katz
    Mar 13, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a little sick. ...

    Wright is most remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, about the rise of al-Qaida. But, he has also written film scripts, plays, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He seems to have an insatiable curiosity about people, places and all things Texan. He h...

    A delightful and at time frustrating journey into what it is to be Texan and what Texas means to the world at large. Part-memoir and part social history, Lawrence Wright has crafted a book that will be referenced for years to come. ...

    Hmmmm! Can I say that I choose this book from the ratings and the trailer. And that it was on the shelf at my home library. That too, as well. And that I have visited Texas about 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years (every time in winter). Those are my disclaimers. And that I love the Sou...

    Lawrence Wright is a noted writer of non-fiction - his book, "The Looming Tower" was a Pulitzer Prize winner - and one work of fiction. As an almost life-long resident of Texas, his latest book, "God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State", is a journey through the ...

    I?m not sure what the point of this book was. Each chapter tends to embrace a different city or concept. But then the organization is all over the place. In one section, you might get a fascinating political/sociological look at some major thing that happened in Texan history. The ne...

    A wonderful examination and portrait of my home state. I savored this, not wanting to be done with it so soon--Wright has a great eye for dissecting how ridiculous, hypocritical, odd, and ultimately influential Texas is in relation to the rest of the country. God Save Texas looks at th...

    My choice for my April - Paris Life column. Loved it as a Texan, but I think its way bigger than that. Will post my review here after a month or so. In the meantime, just know that it is not to miss. Also, thank you to the publisher's for an ARC so that I could give an honest revie...

    A lot of fun and, oddly enough, kind of moving. I've read Wright before, most notably Looming Tower and his book on Scientology. God Save Texas shows a very different side of him: playful, musical, sincerely interested in the world around him. And because his subject is Texas, there ar...

  • John Spiller
    Apr 21, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a little sick. ...

    Wright is most remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, about the rise of al-Qaida. But, he has also written film scripts, plays, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He seems to have an insatiable curiosity about people, places and all things Texan. He h...

    A delightful and at time frustrating journey into what it is to be Texan and what Texas means to the world at large. Part-memoir and part social history, Lawrence Wright has crafted a book that will be referenced for years to come. ...

    Hmmmm! Can I say that I choose this book from the ratings and the trailer. And that it was on the shelf at my home library. That too, as well. And that I have visited Texas about 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years (every time in winter). Those are my disclaimers. And that I love the Sou...

    Lawrence Wright is a noted writer of non-fiction - his book, "The Looming Tower" was a Pulitzer Prize winner - and one work of fiction. As an almost life-long resident of Texas, his latest book, "God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State", is a journey through the ...

    I?m not sure what the point of this book was. Each chapter tends to embrace a different city or concept. But then the organization is all over the place. In one section, you might get a fascinating political/sociological look at some major thing that happened in Texan history. The ne...

    A wonderful examination and portrait of my home state. I savored this, not wanting to be done with it so soon--Wright has a great eye for dissecting how ridiculous, hypocritical, odd, and ultimately influential Texas is in relation to the rest of the country. God Save Texas looks at th...

    My choice for my April - Paris Life column. Loved it as a Texan, but I think its way bigger than that. Will post my review here after a month or so. In the meantime, just know that it is not to miss. Also, thank you to the publisher's for an ARC so that I could give an honest revie...

    A lot of fun and, oddly enough, kind of moving. I've read Wright before, most notably Looming Tower and his book on Scientology. God Save Texas shows a very different side of him: playful, musical, sincerely interested in the world around him. And because his subject is Texas, there ar...

    As a born and raised Texan who fled the moment adult independence allowed, I recognized a lot of the arguments made here as I've found myself thinking or saying them. The book is broken up nicely into well rounded essays that cover the breadth of our current climate and help frame 'how...

    I always enjoy reading Lawrence Wright. I think he is one of the best nonfiction writers out there. This book was more personal than his others, a mix of Texas history and his own relationship with the state. My favorite takeaway from the book was the idea that, in terms of understandi...

    A great explanation of what it is to be Texan. My native home. The good, the bad, and the ugly. The pros and cons. The consciousness and the bigotry. My home by birth and perhaps not by choice in many respects; but in many others a pretty phenomenal congenital gift. I love much about m...

    A rambling, baggy but quite pleasant stroll through Texas past (some) and present (moreso). Lawrence is an amazing journalist and one of our age's Important Writers. This book finds him in a more relaxed, personal mode - sharing a drink on a patio with an old friend under a wide Texas ...

    For those who have read Lawrence Wright's "The Looming Tower" and "Going Clear" and expecting something similar with "God Save Texas," you will likely be disappointed. That doesn't mean that "God Save Texas" is disappointing; it's just different, more personal, less objective. Wrigh...

  • Ian Westgate
    May 04, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a little sick. ...

    Wright is most remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, about the rise of al-Qaida. But, he has also written film scripts, plays, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He seems to have an insatiable curiosity about people, places and all things Texan. He h...

    A delightful and at time frustrating journey into what it is to be Texan and what Texas means to the world at large. Part-memoir and part social history, Lawrence Wright has crafted a book that will be referenced for years to come. ...

    Hmmmm! Can I say that I choose this book from the ratings and the trailer. And that it was on the shelf at my home library. That too, as well. And that I have visited Texas about 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years (every time in winter). Those are my disclaimers. And that I love the Sou...

    Lawrence Wright is a noted writer of non-fiction - his book, "The Looming Tower" was a Pulitzer Prize winner - and one work of fiction. As an almost life-long resident of Texas, his latest book, "God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State", is a journey through the ...

    I?m not sure what the point of this book was. Each chapter tends to embrace a different city or concept. But then the organization is all over the place. In one section, you might get a fascinating political/sociological look at some major thing that happened in Texan history. The ne...

  • Kathleen
    Jun 15, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a little sick. ...

    Wright is most remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, about the rise of al-Qaida. But, he has also written film scripts, plays, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He seems to have an insatiable curiosity about people, places and all things Texan. He h...

  • Dax
    Jun 05, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

  • Morgan
    Apr 26, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...

    TEXAS POLITICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES Lawrence Wright God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State Alfred A. Knopf Hardcover, 978-0-5255-2010-4, (also available as an e-book, on Audible, and as a large-print paperback), 368 pgs., $27.95 April 17, 2018 In a former lif...

    Lawrence Wright is a storyteller, a magical storyteller. I'm so happy he chose our oddity of a place to make his home because this is the place he has chosen to tell stories about. That's what this book is about. Stories upon stories upon stories. All set in Texas, and every story ...

    This is a marvelous book about the beauty and contradictions of Texas. It's part memoir, part collection of essays, but all Texas. Makes me a little homesick, but as it it Texas, it also makes me a little sick. ...

    Wright is most remembered for his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, about the rise of al-Qaida. But, he has also written film scripts, plays, and is a regular contributor to The New Yorker. He seems to have an insatiable curiosity about people, places and all things Texan. He h...

    A delightful and at time frustrating journey into what it is to be Texan and what Texas means to the world at large. Part-memoir and part social history, Lawrence Wright has crafted a book that will be referenced for years to come. ...

    Hmmmm! Can I say that I choose this book from the ratings and the trailer. And that it was on the shelf at my home library. That too, as well. And that I have visited Texas about 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years (every time in winter). Those are my disclaimers. And that I love the Sou...

    Lawrence Wright is a noted writer of non-fiction - his book, "The Looming Tower" was a Pulitzer Prize winner - and one work of fiction. As an almost life-long resident of Texas, his latest book, "God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State", is a journey through the ...

    I?m not sure what the point of this book was. Each chapter tends to embrace a different city or concept. But then the organization is all over the place. In one section, you might get a fascinating political/sociological look at some major thing that happened in Texan history. The ne...

    A wonderful examination and portrait of my home state. I savored this, not wanting to be done with it so soon--Wright has a great eye for dissecting how ridiculous, hypocritical, odd, and ultimately influential Texas is in relation to the rest of the country. God Save Texas looks at th...

    My choice for my April - Paris Life column. Loved it as a Texan, but I think its way bigger than that. Will post my review here after a month or so. In the meantime, just know that it is not to miss. Also, thank you to the publisher's for an ARC so that I could give an honest revie...

    A lot of fun and, oddly enough, kind of moving. I've read Wright before, most notably Looming Tower and his book on Scientology. God Save Texas shows a very different side of him: playful, musical, sincerely interested in the world around him. And because his subject is Texas, there ar...

    As a born and raised Texan who fled the moment adult independence allowed, I recognized a lot of the arguments made here as I've found myself thinking or saying them. The book is broken up nicely into well rounded essays that cover the breadth of our current climate and help frame 'how...

    I always enjoy reading Lawrence Wright. I think he is one of the best nonfiction writers out there. This book was more personal than his others, a mix of Texas history and his own relationship with the state. My favorite takeaway from the book was the idea that, in terms of understandi...

    A great explanation of what it is to be Texan. My native home. The good, the bad, and the ugly. The pros and cons. The consciousness and the bigotry. My home by birth and perhaps not by choice in many respects; but in many others a pretty phenomenal congenital gift. I love much about m...

    A rambling, baggy but quite pleasant stroll through Texas past (some) and present (moreso). Lawrence is an amazing journalist and one of our age's Important Writers. This book finds him in a more relaxed, personal mode - sharing a drink on a patio with an old friend under a wide Texas ...

    For those who have read Lawrence Wright's "The Looming Tower" and "Going Clear" and expecting something similar with "God Save Texas," you will likely be disappointed. That doesn't mean that "God Save Texas" is disappointing; it's just different, more personal, less objective. Wrigh...

    One of the best nonfiction writers I?ve ever read, Larry Wright has set down the Texas in which I live with such grace. He scrutinizes the ethics and politics of the state, touches on Willie Nelson and Matthew McConaughey, and paints the most incredible portrait of this beautiful, pe...

    Clearly, Lawrence Wright loves Texas. He writes affectionately of the place he calls home without sugarcoating or ignoring its shortcomings. Wright is a wonderful storyteller who weaves history, politics, personal recollections, culture, and humor. Texas is full of contradictions and W...

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this author read his informative and entertaining book. Mr. Wright and I are almost exactly the same age (for the record, he is 4 weeks older than I am) and have many parallel, if not equal, experiences. With the exception of Houston and its people, th...

    An interesting group of essays about modern Texas. There are chapters on fracking, flooding, music and politics. ...

    Let's be clear - It is difficult to write about Texas. Render it too literally and the work comes off like a caricature. Let yourself be seduced by its romanticized lore and you've just produced another dimestore Western. Try too hard to explain it without stepping on any toes, and you...

    Aptly subtitled. An engaging memoir in which the author regales the reader with Texan history and culture while opining on his love/hate relationship with the state. Actually there?s a whole lotta love for the Lone Star State with more annoyance than hatred. If one has any affinity t...

    I just tore into Lawrence Wright's contribution to the long running mini-literary genre: "whats up with Texas?"...its that frigging good. Going back 150 years people have been trying to figure out my adoptive homeland. The best are those introspective Texans like Erica Greider and the...

    A meandering look into the political culture and culture of Texas and what it bodes for the future of the United States--from oil and right wing politics to music, art, and food. An enjoyable read as it moves from quainter aspects of Texas to the potentially more sinister implications ...

  • Truman32
    May 15, 2018

    Audiobook....narrated by the author, Lawrence Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for book ?The Looming Tower?. This is my first book by Lawrence Wright.... .....which is entertaining and informative....?fascinating info.? I sure wouldn?t hesitate reading any one of...

    This is a fast and fabulous, smart and funny read?the kind that reads so effortlessly because the author has a lifetime of writing experience. There is a big-hearted generosity in Wright?s view of Texas, though he doesn?t hesitate to point out personalities or policies that dimin...

    If America interests you in any way, you'll almost certainly get something out of "God Save Texas". As an Americanophile who recently visited Dallas and Austin, reading the book was fascinating and enjoyable. I'm afraid I've never heard of Lawrence Wright, but his diverse career and...

    A nice glimpse into the current cultural, political, and social environment of the Lone Star State. Wright also includes some interesting historical tidbits and introduces us to several fascinating and oftentimes hilarious characters. I laughed a lot while reading this. Not just fo...

    Oh boy ...

    Lawrence Wright?s first rate new book, God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State, is a clear-eyed, yet affectionate exploration of America?s 28th state which Wright also calls home. It can be said that Texas (with it?s political unrest, populism ideology, and...