About the Book by Tracy Daugherty Titled “Larry McMurtry: A Life”

From a New York Times review by Dwight Garner headlined “Larry McMurtry, a Critter of the American West Who Rejected Its Mythos”:

When the art critic Dave Hickey learned that Tracy Daugherty was writing a biography of his friend Larry McMurtry (all three men are Texans), he said to Daugherty: “Knowing Larry, it’s going to be a real episodic book.” Episodic this biography is. It’s also vastly entertaining.

McMurtry, the prolific author of “The Last Picture Show,” “Terms of Endearment” and “Lonesome Dove,” was a demythologizer of the American West who appeared to live in several registers at once.