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VIDEO: McManus reads from 'Cowboys Full'

November 2, 2010


Though James McManus told a Beloit audience that his newest book contains no "strippers, kinky sex, poker, and heroin," as did Positively Fifth Street, or nitty-ditty details about his colonoscopy, as in Physical: An American Checkup, it does contain "verve and knowledge," according to a review in the New York Times.

McManus, this year's Lois Wilson Mackey '45 Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing, read from Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker in September at Beloit College. His reading covered excerpts from the book's first four chapters; if you missed it, you can now see the reading on Vimeo.