Locked away in Huntsville State Prison back in the 1970s, Dog the Bounty Hunter swore he’d never come back to Texas.
Back then, he couldn’t have known that coming back to Texas would mean selling more copies of his second book.
Life’s been good to Duane “Dog” Chapman, who’ll be signing copies of Where Mercy Is Given, Mercy Is Shown from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight at TCU Barnes & Noble, 2950 W. Berry St.
Chapman’s become a household name after six seasons on A&E’s Dog The Bounty Hunter, but he got bit in the butt three years ago after he was recorded using the N-word. His show was canceled but then brought back. This new book is his version of events and a quest for redemption.
It’s interesting that an article in today’s Texas Christian University newspaper DailySkiff.com quotes somebody saying that Dog could “impart lessons of equality to those who attend the book signing and could teach others not to judge so quickly,” and that his “appearance on campus could contribute positively to the university’s public image.”
Yet the article doesn’t mention the racial controversy.
Here’s the X-rated recording that dogged the Dog and created his PR nightmare that took a book to explain.