A western icon meets popular culture How to be a Cowboy is a compendium of knowledge and insight, wit and wisdom, an all around resource for every aspect of cowboy life. It includes the least you need to know about ranching, rodeoing, cooking, dancing, music, yodeling, boots, shirts, horses, hats, buckles, denim, lingo, poetry, and even how to walk like a cowboy. Cowboy history and culture come to light through photos, excerpts, short stories, poems, drawings, prose, and more. Hardcover 224 pgs 250 photos Westerns Jim Arndt is the author of How to Be a Cowboy and coauthor with Mary Emmerling of Art of the Cross, Art of Turquoise, Art of the Skull and Art of the Heart. He coauthored several Cowboy Boot books. He lives in Santa Fe.