Anything for Billy, published in 1988, is McMurtry's novel about Billy the Kid. The author donated this manuscript to the Texas State Historical Association in Austin for a charity auction. "The Ten Questions I've Been Asked Most Often Since Becoming a Published Writer" was McMurtry's first public speech, given during National Library Week in Houston, April 1962. The later 9-page speech is a reworking of parts of the earlier speech. He discusses the writing and publication of his first novel, Horseman, Pass By, and the movie made from it, Hud.