I’d Rather Be Lucky Than Good is the genuine story of the life of a genuine cowboy. Growing up horseback in the Great Depression and living well into the 21st Century, Merle tells of the many changes to life in the Great Plains.
Seven Mile Publishing
454 Road 544
Glendive, MT 59330.
Book Website: http://www.merleaus.com
Ranch Website: http://www.ausranch.com
I’d Rather Be Lucky Than Good is the autobiography of Merle Aus, long-time Montana and North Dakota rancher, horse breeder, and cowboy.
Merle lives on his eastern Montana ranch with his wife, Rose Marie, daughter Kristin, son-in-law Bruce Bainbridge, his Longhorn cows and horses, and the world’s most spoiled cats. Merle and Rose Marie enjoy their ranch and the many friends they have made in their lives.
If you’d like to read about Merle’s interesting life growing up horseback in the Great Depression and living well into the 21st Century, please click here to order his book.
Just one of the many glowing reviews for I’d Rather Be Lucky Than Good:
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