In Fried Twinkies, Buckle Bunnies, & Bull Riders, award-winning sports journalist Josh Peter takes readers along on the Professional Bull Riders tour to witness the death-defying confrontation between man and beast that has made bull riding the fastest growing sport in the world. Success in this sport is measured in seconds-staying on a bull for 8 seconds without getting tossed is likely to secure the rider a big score. Josh Peter captures the high drama of the sport and introduces readers to a culture that's rife with colorful characters: courageous riders, scouts, breeders, love-struck groupies, and a few of those very angry bulls.
JOSH PETER is an award-winning journalist whose in-depth features have appeared in the Sporting News. His numerous writing honors include several prestigious awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) and Louisiana Press Association. His work appeared in the book Best Newspaper Writing 2005. He currently resides in New Orleans, Louisiana.
"John Feinstein would be proud to include (Fried Twinkies)in his body of work. It's that good.'' --Booklist "These are the brave souls who hang on for dear life (and glory) in Josh Peter's thrilling Fried Twinkies, Buckle Bunnies, and Bull Riders" --ESPN the Magazine
"Richly detailed and deftly told, Josh Peter's chronicle . . . is a rollicking, ribald take on the 8 most dangerous seconds in sport. You come away grateful that Peter has brought his considerable skills to the subject."--Wayne Coffey, best-selling author of The Boys of Winter "Josh Peter's grip on his subject is as sure as that of the extraordinary men atop these astonishing beasts. Come discover an American fiesta: the Riding of the Bulls." --Gary Smith, writer, Sports Illustrated