Texas In Her Own Words, Review and Tour #LoneStarLit

August 26, 2016 Blog Tours, Reviews 2 ★★★★

(Second Edition)




Tweed Scott
Genre: Texas / Texana / General Interest
Publisher: Tejas Publishing
Date of Publication: June 16, 2016
Number of Pages: 336
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Texas in Her Own Words is a peek into the Texas psyche. It explains why Texans are the way they are . . . where all that attitude comes from. This work is the result of a statewide search for what author Tweed Scott calls the “T-Chromosome.” Texans are different but why?  Scott went statewide to find the answers to three basic questions. 1) What makes Texas special? 2) Why is this place so different than anywhere else on the planet? 3) If and when it applied, what does it mean to you personally to BE a native Texan?


Scott shares some remarkable answers with you throughout the book. In the end, he learned that all Texans share four traits or attributes. When you finish this book, you will understand why Texans are the way they are. IF you are a native Texan, chances are you will find some of yourself between the covers of this book. It’s a fun read.

Praise for Texas in Her Own Words

“Searching for the soul of Texas, Tweed Scott has done a great service.  People and places and the cowboy poetry of the heart — Texas in Her Own Words is chockfull of all of these things.  It deserves a special place on your bookshelf. Say right between Larry McMurtry and J. Frank Dobie.” Kinky Friedman, author and entertainer
“It’s a Texas thing, you either have it, or you don’t.  Few people can define such an emotion, a feeling, a pride that is embedded so deep.  This book made me cry and smile at the same time.  Texas in Her Own Words helps to explain what ‘Lone Star state of mind’ is. . .” — TJ Greaney, Publisher, Countryline Magazine.
“I [Patricia Spork] very highly recommend Texas in Her Own Words (Second Edition) by Tweed Scott to Texas researchers and historians, to any hopeful “wannabe” Texan or to any yee hawin’ boastful Texan, like me (a transplanted didn’t-know-it “wannabe”).” 
Patricia Spork, freelance writer and artist
Amazon * Texas Trading Post * Tejas Publishing

Texas – I wasn’t born here, but I got here as fast I could 😉 A bit of an adaptation of a famous quote (from a song by Bobby Boyd); we see it on bumper stickers and t-shirts. There is something very special about Texas – the culture, the atmosphere, the people, the pride in our state’s achievements. That’s why I loved learning about the book Texas In Her Own Words.
What’s a history book without being a history book? Texas In Her Own Words is that. It is a compilation of stories and interviews from Texans telling everyone what makes Texas great. They share historical facts as well as their own experiences. They share Texas’s heart and soul, to really give an outsider the understanding of what Texas really is.
Some chapters stood out to me specifically. For example, Joel W. Richardson’s chapter contains a list of “rules” for moving to Texas. A fun tongue-in-cheek list of how Texans behave. Such as, Texans open doors for women. And yes, everyone drives trucks and you will get dust on your car no matter how slow you drive so move it, and don’t forget to wave.
Some of my favorite quotes from the book:

“We think of ourselves at Texans even if we’re transplanted.” Don Taylor

SO true! Like I said, I wasn’t born here, I wasn’t even born in the States, but I’m very much Texan thankyouverymuch!

“When I get in the state of Texas I can relax because I know I am amongst friends no matter where I am.” Robert Higginbotham

There is something special about the people here just makes us connect with them. And if you’re traveling and learn someone else is from Texas? Instant friend, amIrite?

So yes, if you’re a Texan (or just wish you were) check out Texas In Her Own Words. You might just find a personal story or interview that you really connect with, and can learn a lot too!

Tweed Scott is a laugh-out-loud funny motivational speaker and corporate entertainer. He retired from broadcasting after 31 years. His broadcasting accomplishments include operating the highest rated FM station in America and later the 5th highest rated AM station in America. Tweed is an award winning speaker and the author of the three-time national award-winning book, Texas in Her Own Words. His book is sold at the Alamo, the state capitol gifts shops in Austin, the San Jacinto Museum & Battleground, and the Sam Houston Statue & Visitor’s Center in Huntsville.



He is the past president of the board for the Writers’ League of Texas serving some 1,300 members. Tweed now writes for several magazines and has built his own writing and speaking company, Tejas Publishing, LLC.  He is a graduate of Lamar University and a US Navy veteran. He continues to write and spread what he calls, “The Gospel of Texas.”



August 22 – September 5, 2016 


Guest Post 1
Author Interview 1
Excerpt 1
Guest Post 2
Excerpt 2
Tweed’s Scrapbook
Author Interview 2


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2 Responses to “Texas In Her Own Words, Review and Tour #LoneStarLit”

  1. Lynn

    Even after more than three years, I feel like an out of place midwesterner. Maybe this book will help me feel more “Texan”!

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