Becoming a Cowboy a Century Too Late. A young mans journey into the heart of the American myth. The soul of the book is in the richness of the telling. With lively and insightful writing, Clay Evans makes this memoir sparkle, blending in an appealing coming-of-age story, in which he begins to come to terms with life, love and himself. "I See By Your Outfit" does not aim to puncture the cowboy myth, but rather to penetrate its romantic veneer to find the flesh-and-blood, sweat and leather reality of cowboy work.