Travis Erwin, who writes the blog One Word, One Rung, One Day, has just published his first novel and it's a doozy! The Feedstore Chronicles is the hilarious autobiographical story of Travis's own coming of age, but a little embellished with the finest of fine Texas bullshit, of course.
Travis spent his high school years in Amarillo working at Pearl's Seed and Feed for an unscrupulous moral bankrupt named Doyle Suggs. A parade of weird and wacky characters traipsed through the store, including some unforgettable animals as well. Let's just say that after reading this book, you'll never look at bulldogs the same way again. Or pigs or chickens, for that matter.
While the book recounts one laugh-out-loud funny predicament after another, Travis also has a keen eye for the truths and foibles of human nature. Another reviewer has called him "the David Sedaris of Texas." I think that's a pretty accurate observation, but I would throw a comparison to Mark Twain into that mix too.
Anyway, if you need a good laugh, pick up a copy of The Feedstore Chronicles. You won't regret it, believe me! The book is available on amazon.com in the U.S. and on amazon.ca here in Canada.