Foreword by Robert DraperAcknowledgments1. 1963: My Most Unforgettable YearThe gravity of that strangest of years when JFK was assassinated in my neighborhood weighs on everything I've written.2. Back Home: Why I Had to Leave Texas, and Why I Had to Come Back3. The Snootiest Neighborhood in TexasDuring its heyday, the King William District was full of rich eccentrics, well-bred clubwomen, nosy neighbors, and a few stray chickens. Today it's pretty much the same.4. Meet the BinionsYou won't believe how the children of the notorious Dallas gambler and racketeer Benny Binion made a mess out of his legacy.5. The StingInstead of rooting out corruption at NASA, the FBI exposed its own ruthlessness.6. Touch Me, Feel Me, Heal Me!: Exposing Psychic Surgery, or the Case of the Smoking Panties7. The Bad BrotherMatt Johnson and Ernie McMillan were leaders of the old Black Power crowd in Dallas. They preached revolution and went to jail. Fifteen years later, Ernie was wiser and tougher, and Matt was dead.8. Gila HellThere we were, deep in the meanest, roughest country in the Southwest, and an 83-year-old fanatic was our leader.9. The Innocent and the DamnedIn 1992 Fran and Dan Keller were sent to prison for sexually abusing a child in their suburban Austin day care center. But parents have convinced themselves that the couple are guilty of much worse. They believe the Kellers belong to a cult that tortured and brainwashed their kids and turned them into Satan's slaves.10. The Longest Ride of His Life: How the Dallas Police Nearly Murdered Randall Adams11. Turn Out the Lights: Dallas Cowboys Old-Timers ReunionI left the Dallas Cowboys old-timers reunion wondering why Don Meredith didn't show up, whether Tom Landry deserved his reputation as a coaching genius, and where America's Team went wrong.12. "I Was Mandarin . . ."Did Dallas policeman Roscoe White pull the trigger on President Kennedy, or was he pulling our leg?13. How to Have Great Sex ForeverViagra may put new life into your old equipment, but it's up to you to keep the romance alive.14. The Last RoundupOut in the Trans-Pecos two ranches are fighting a new kind of range war to answer the question: Can a ranch keep its soul and make money too?15. A Star Is Reborn: Kris KristoffersonHollywood was buzzing about Kris Kristofferson's powerful performance in Lone Star. But after two decades of highs and lows the Brownsville native knew better than to let success go to his head--again.16. The Real Deal Meets the Real Meal: Holyfield vs. ForemanThis match really was a fight for the ages.17. "Nothing to It": The Life and Death of My Son MarkThat was my son Mark's favorite expression, and it perfectly defined his upbeat, self-assured personality--even in his last days battling leukemia.18. Willie at 65: Willie Nelson's at the Peak of His GameWhat do the years do to a rebel? Sometimes they make him even even wilder. The Red Headed Stranger long ago went gray, but his passion--for music, the road, and life--hasn't gone cold.