An Accidental Cowboy by Jameson Parker

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Not long after Simon & Simon went off the air, the author was shot twice and left for dead on a street in Los Angeles. Physically, he recovered fairly quickly. Psychologically, however, the effects were far more severe and long-lasting, sending him into a spiral of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. As a result, almost by accident, he ended up in a world of horses and cattle and ranching that helped him survive.
 

About Jameson Parker

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Jameson Parker was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He was a working actor for more than a quarter of a century, getting his first paying job while on suspension (girls' dorm, vodka) from Beloit College. While he has appeared in more plays than he can remember, and in numerous television and feature films (some of which he would prefer to forget), Mr. Parker is best remembered for his role as A.J. in the long-running hit series Simon & Simon. At one time or another in his life, Mr. Parker has practiced karate, boxed, played polo, swum competitively, run track and field, and skied, with the result that he now hurts in a lot of places where he shouldn't. Visit him at www.jamesonparker.com.
 
Published January 25, 2012 by Jameson Parker. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Deeply enamored of this life rooted in the land, Parker takes the reader along on his beginner’s tour of the basics of the cowboy way.

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Parker, star of the 1980s TV series Simon and Simon, was shot by a crazed neighbor in Los Angeles. Although Parker recovered physically from his injuries, the inc

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Parker, star of the 1980s TV series Simon and Simon, was shot by a crazed neighbor in Los Angeles.

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''I would read scenes involving shoot-outs, written by men who knew nothing about the reality of guns or shooting or being shot, and rage would start to roil inside me like food poisoning.'' Struggling with a crushing depression, Parker retreated to rural California, where his heartrending s...

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