Lawrence Wright: Mr. Texas (2023, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Knopf) No rating

This is an OUTSTANDING book. I've often wished for a TV show about the lege - a cross between The West Wing and Dallas - and this comes pretty close. I was surprised to find out that Wright had actually turned this into a podcast and a play at one point, and had designs on a screenplay.

Wright's tale is funny, bittersweet and thought-provoking. Despite the politics at the center of the story, he treats his cast of characters with respect, offering a look at the dynamics up at the capital; and he brings realistic nuance to the polarized body that runs our state.

I can't recommend it enough.