Barkonomics: Tips for Frugal Fidos

ABOUT Paris Permenter

Paris Permenter
Paris Permenter and John Bigley are the authors of Barkonomics: Tips for Frugal Fidos (Riviera Books) and the publishers of Barkonomics is Paris and John's 28th book. The husband-wife team have also authored books for Random House, Globe Pequot, Avalon, Open Road, and other  More...


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Praise for books by Paris Permenter & John Bigley

“The husband-and-wife team of Paris Permenter and John Bigley have been the most prolific travel writers in the state.”—Austin Chronicle

“Paris and John know their territory well…”—Southern Living

“Visitors will find this book a terrific resource…”—Family Travel Times

“…Texas Barbecue is a highly recommended addition to any kitchen cookbook shelf…”—Midwest Book Review

“If you’re looking for a one- or two-day getaway but you’re not sure where to go, then Paris Permenter and John Bigley may have just the ticket for you.” —Hill Country News

“Getaways for two run the gamut…all readily available in Texas, as you’ll find in a new guidebook by travel writers Paris Permenter and John Bigley.”—The Dallas Morning News

Texas Barbecue was written by a couple of the best Texas writers around, Paris Permenter and John Bigley…”—Houston Post

“After logging 8,000 miles, Austinites Paris Permenter and John Bigley know the high roads and the back roads of Central and South Texas.”
Austin American-Statesman

 “…an ideal reference tool for the aficionado of good food and high-quality accommodations.” —Library Journal

“In Texas, barbecue is a religion. So when authors Paris Permenter and John Bigley made a pilgrimage to the Barbecue Belt..., they were inspired to write Texas Barbecue…”—Texas Monthly

“…boasts the beef on the state’s best barbecue pits…”—Texas Highways