Chicken Ranch report no. 74: Dolph Briscoe and more!
On this date in 2010, former Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe died at the age of 87 at his home in Uvalde. He was the last Texas governor to serve a two-year term and the first to serve a four-year term. He once appointed a dead man to a state commission but is probably best known for his role in shutting down the Chicken Ranch brothel.
In other news, Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch: The Definitive Account of the Best Little Whorehouseis now available as an ebook for Kindle! So all of you cutting-edge types who've put dead tree books behind you may now pre-order the digital version.
Finally, I have one more pretty cool announcement. San Antonio's San Pedro Playhouse is staging a production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas starting July 8 and running through August 7. Awesome, right? But here's where it gets even better: I will be there before the 3 p.m. Sunday matinee performances July 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7, discussing all things Chicken Ranch, giving away some nifty goodies and maybe, just maybe, selling some advanced copies of my book before the official release date! Shhhhh! Don't tell anyone!
In any event, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a fantastic musical and a rollicking good time. If you've only ever seen the uneven Dolly Parton film version, you owe it to yourself to hie thee over to the Playhouse and see the original version. See you there!
Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch: The Definitive Account of the Best Little Whorehouse is now listed on both Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com for pre-order.
Title:Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch: The Definitive Account of the Best Little Whorehouse Author: Jayme Lynn Blaschke Publication Date: August 1, 2016 ISBN: 978.1.46713.563.4