What people say about
I’d Rather by Lucky than Good
What are reviewers saying about I’d Rather Be Lucky Than Good?
They love it! Here’s just a few comments.
It is so full of minute detail of a period that is now past, I think it is valuable as a slice of local history. It is rare to find a memoir which has such a careful recollections and documentations.
Author of Running with the Bulls, My Years with the Hemingways
I couldn’t wait to read Merle’s book. . . and then it cost me a night’s sleep because I couldn’t put it down . . . . There is no better reading than unvarnished true history by a real cowboy.
Wally Badgett, Rodeo Coach at Miles Community College, Cowboy Cartoonist, and Deputy Sheriff
Through his life Merle has ranched from Amidon, ND to Glendive, MT. Along the way he was among the first cowboys to take up competitive team roping, he acted in the first Medora outdoor theater where he met his wife, Rose Marie. He took a traveling saddle shop on the road and set up a shop in Glendive. Merle writes about all this and more in his autobiography, “It’s Better to be Lucky than Good.”
Tami Jo Blake, Editor Agri-News,
Aus seems to never have met a man he didn’t like, never found anything he couldn’t handle, and tells a wonderful story about a good life. This is a book about virtues and values. There are a lot of these books around, but this one is special.
His goodness and unique outlook on life make you want to keep turning pages as he talks about life in southwestern North Dakota in the dirty ’30’s and his years of ranching, horse trading and rodeos.
Darrel Dorgan, Executive Director
North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame
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