It is a slightly fictionalized tale of herself and her "Buck". The two of them posed for her camera (with a timer) many years ago. She said she posed the picture for a previous book "Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle, A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story and Verse." She said it was meant to convey the myth that the only way to get a cowboy to take a bath was to hold a gun on him.
For one reason or another the picture wasn't used for the earlier book but it lives on as the cover of the current one.
Katie read several excerpts from her book, one of which was loaded with "salty" language, which filled the bookstore via the sound system.
Afterward I talked with the store's general manager, Tom Broderson, an old friend from my bookselling days. He joked that he relaxed the store's PG-13 rating for any author over 90.
Katie Lee turns 95 in October.