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Baja Oklahoma By Dan Jenkins,

  • Title: Baja Oklahoma
  • Author: Dan Jenkins
  • ISBN: 9780689111730
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dan Jenkins second best known novel, Baja Oklahoma, features protagonist Juanita Hutchins, who can cuss and politically commentate with the best of Jenkins male protagonists Still convincingly female, though in no way dumb and girly, fortyish Juanita serves drinks to the colorful crew patronizing Herb s Cafe in South Fort Worth, worries herself sick over a hot to trot dDan Jenkins second best known novel, Baja Oklahoma, features protagonist Juanita Hutchins, who can cuss and politically commentate with the best of Jenkins male protagonists Still convincingly female, though in no way dumb and girly, fortyish Juanita serves drinks to the colorful crew patronizing Herb s Cafe in South Fort Worth, worries herself sick over a hot to trot daughter proving too fond of drugs and the dealers who sell them, endures a hypochondriac mother whose whinings would justify murder, dates a fellow middle ager whose connections with the oil industry are limited to dipstick duty at his filling station and, by the way, she also hopes to become a singer songwriter in the real country tradition of Bob Wills and Willie Nelson That Juanita is way too old to remain a kid with a crazy dream doesn t matter much to her In between handing out longneck beers to customer acquaintances battling hot flashes and deciding when boyfriend Slick is finally going to get lucky, Juanita keeps jotting down lyrics reflective of hard won wisdom and setting them to music composed on her beloved Martin guitar Too many of her early songwriting results are one dimensional or derivative, but finally she hits on something both original and heartfelt a tribute to her beloved home state, warts and all.
    Baja Oklahoma Dan Jenkins second best known novel Baja Oklahoma features protagonist Juanita Hutchins who can cuss and politically commentate with the best of Jenkins male protagonists Still convincingly female

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    1. Shorty drank Lone Star beer, starting at breakfast By being among the living, Shorty offered a convincing argument that the best cure for a hangover was getting drunk again That line cracked me up, much like the rest of this hilarious Dan Jenkins book Baja Oklahoma is about barmaid and would be songwriter Juanita Hutchins and the crass yet comical group of patrons who frequent her place of employ, Herb s Cafe Juanita is exactly the kind of bartender I dream of, yet will never meet because God ha [...]

    2. Fiction 1981 Saw the TV version several years ago, guess I bought the book too I liked the movie better, I think Juanita Hutchins works at a cafe, has a grown daughter who makes interesting life choices, and Juanita wants to be a country song writer Her life is filled with work, friends, relationships, and music It was an interesting slice of life from that era compared to today s life Worth reading once.

    3. Country music doesn t do much for me, but the cheerful bleakness of this style of humor does Or bleak cheerfulness One of the two Yes, there s humor here that won t fly with modern sensibilities The racism of the characters not the work itself is going to be too much for some readers, who expect all character flaws to be punished or at least explicitly condemned by the narrative Folksy and funny.

    4. Few authors make me laugh as hard or as consistently as Dan Jenkins Fast Copy the exception i don t know what happened there His twisted Texas characters are nothing if not intriguing and wacked out in their own right But the good kind of wacked out, like Daffy Duck vs the Hell s Angels Baja is like being invited to a crazy party of old friends you ve never met.

    5. I adored the movie with Lesley Anne Warren and Peter Coyote when I was a kid, but the book was a let down Characters and situations differ from the film, but the real problem was that Jenkins story and sometimes his humor seem dated.

    6. I read this years ago, but recall it as hilarious and full of the sort of spirited Texas humour that I gravitate toward the HBO movie version with Lesley Ann Warren, Swoozie Kurtz, and a young Julia Roberts is equally whomp, and has an appearance by Willie Nelson as Willie Nelson.

    7. If you are a Texan and remember the days when the Southwest Conference existed, then this is a must read Must admit, reading Jenkins book brought back old memories.ries that have been buried in my past until Baja Oklahoma resurrected them.

    8. Juanita Hutchins is one of Dan Jenkins best characters She s a tough woman who s creative, smart, and has not given up her dreams even though life hasn t exactly dealt her a full deck This novel captures not only a person coming into herself, but a whole culture Kudos to Mr Jenkins.

    9. It is absolutely worth reading this book just for the chapter where Tommy Earl comes into the cafe drunk and places an order.I laughed for three solid days.

    10. Any book containing the perfect list The Ten Stages of Drunkenness cannat be all bad, or even a little bad Chauvinistic, be warned, but funny despite that.

    11. When I m homesick, I turn to Dan Jenkins His stories are a funny, if politically incorrect, look at middle aged hellraisers in Texas If you know Fort Worth, read this book

    12. One of my Top 5 books of my 70 years Much depth than Jenkins other novels And funny as hell If you can find it, read it.

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