Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A True West Moment: When We Bought The Damn Thing

September 18, 2019
   It was twenty years ago today, at noon, two crazy friends of mine (Bob McCubbin and Rick Baish) ponied up, with me, to buy a failing magazine we all loved. We threw a lot of money at it trying to turn the boat. Both Bob and Rick bailed at the $250,000 mark (Bob ponied up an extra $75k before leaving) and then Kathy and I soldiered on alone and remortgaged our house to put in another $100,000. Then Carole Glenn put up money from her house to get another $40,000, and we somehow, someway managed to squeak by.

The two women who saved True West
Carole Compton Glenn and Kathy Sue Radina

   We will celebrate 20 years of continuous publication of True West magazine on October 26th at the Desert Foothills Library.

   The room only holds 115 people at the library, so you need to RSVP to

What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between he does what he wants to.”
—Bob Dylan


  1. Congratulations Boze... a great moment indeed!

  2. What a great feat...y'all hung in and it paid off. Would love to attend in October. Jim West

  3. Congratulations on 20 years, Bob!

  4. Daryl Drake2:46 PM

    A hearty "Congratulations!" Bob, to you all who made your 2o years with TRUE WEST a success!

    Quite an accomplishment in this day of declining print patronage!

    Keep up the great work!

  5. Congrats to all.


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