I'm hoping to go to a Literary Workshop with several authors, including Pam Houston at the end of July, so I figured I'd pick up a couple of her books. COWBOYS is sharp, delectable, and silly. It rings true, for women at least. (Note to boys: when I read sections aloud to my husband that I thought were screaming funny he just gave me a nice bland smile, and resumed reading Mountain Bike Magazine.) It's a quick read. Each story is tight, short, and packs some kick-ass punch that makes you want to smile and go do things you've kept putting off. Like hanggliding, or roller-blading, or sitting in a field with the man you love and watching fireflies. Which is what I did, last night.