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H. Alan Day



Gayle Warren

Alan Day’s upbringing branded him a cowboy from the day he was born. He was part of the third generation to grow up on the 200,000-acre Lazy B cattle ranch straddling the high deserts of southern Arizona and New Mexico. The ranching and cowboy lifestyle appealed to him so greatly that after graduating from the University of Arizona, he returned to manage Lazy B for the next 40 years.

During his career, he received numerous awards for his dedicated stewardship of the land. In the 1980’s, Alan purchased a cattle ranch in Nebraska and soon after, a ranch in South Dakota. The latter became the first government-sponsored sanctuary for 1,500 unadoptable wild horses. He relates the story of working with the mustangs in his award-winning memoir, "The Horse Lover: A Cowboy’s Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs." Alan and his sister Sandra Day O’Connor co-authored the New York Times best-selling memoir, "Lazy B," which chronicles the story of the Day family and growing up on a harsh yet beautiful southwestern ranch. In his new book, "Cowboy Up: Life Lessons from Lazy B," Alan shares stories about ranching and cowboying and the lessons he learned along the way.

Today, Alan divides his time between Tucson and Pinetop, Arizona.

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Books:
Cowboy Up: Life Lessons From Lazy B
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Morgan James Publishing
November 2017
ISBN 9781683503989
225 pages
$17.00, INSTOCK
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Cowboy Up! Life Lessons from Lazy B is a heartfelt collection of stories about life on the range as lived by a true American cowboy and rancher who took risks and had adventures that most of us would never dream of having, but from which we all can learn something about life.

The Horse Lover
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
University of Nebraska Press
March 2014
ISBN 9780803253353
264 pages
$24.95, INSTOCK
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He already owned and managed two ranches and needed a third about as much as he needed a permanent migraine: that’s what Alan Day said every time his friend pestered him about an old ranch in South Dakota. More/less

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