It's A Long Story

It's A Long Story

My Life

eBook - 2015
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This is the unvarnished, complete story of Willie Nelson's life, told in his distinct voice and leaving no moment or experience unturned, from Texas and Nashville to Hawaii and his legendary bus. Having recently turned 80, Nelson is ready to shine on a light on all aspects of his life, including his drive to write music, the women in his life, his collaborations, and his biggest lows and highs-from his bankruptcy to the founding of Farm Aid. An American icon who still tours the country and headlines music festivals, Willie Nelson and his music have found their way into the hearts and minds of fans the world over, winning ten Grammys and receiving the Kennedy Center Honors. Now it's time to hear the last word about his life-from the man himself.
Publisher: [New York] :, Little Brown & Co,, 2015
ISBN: 9780316298513
0316298514
9780316403566
0316403563
0316403555
9780316403559
Characteristics: 1 online resource (400 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Ritz, David

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Blue_18
Oct 16, 2017

Willie's music is way better than either his acting or this autobiography.

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jezicuhh
Sep 14, 2017

An amazing autobiography. I find many autobiographies not only boring, but terribly written. That was not the case here. Willie tells his story wonderfully. I read this book so fast because I was so into it. I respect him way more than I did before. Please read this book if you think Willie Nelson is just that "pothead country dude" because he is so much more than that. He has been in many movies, has written multiple books, has so many famous friends, and has had many crazy life experiences!! He definitely doesn't just sit around getting high LOL

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jonjamesd
Jul 27, 2016

Fantastic read. Willie has definitely done it all. His memory is astonishing as I was impressed by the detail he went into. Always appreciated Willie but now have a much deeper and thorough understanding.

I love an autobiography and I love Willie Nelson so was immediately drawn to this pick. It's been fascinating to learn more about this Texas icon, his upbringing in Texas towns, and his impact on Texas music and culture -- two of my favorite things. Recommended by Lisa

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smichal
Nov 22, 2015

OK book. Maybe more suitable for his fans. He doesn't say much personal info. Just basically tells about which producers and singers he worked with, and which wives and children he had, and how often he moved his home.

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sparkledarks
Oct 12, 2015

I've been a "Wooly" (my nephew's childhood pronunciation") for 45+ years but I had a much different idea about him. He's such a character and definitely his own self that you just have to laugh off his wild behavior. I don't care for country music but I'll listen to him all day, especially with his partners in crime: Bobbie Nelson, Leon Russell, Waylon Jennings, JJ Cale, Eric Clapton and so many others.

trukerdon Oct 07, 2015

Great book about Willies life thru fame and fortune and heartache to his troubles with being busted for drugs and dealings with IRS. Truly a well written book about his life

multcolib_susannel Oct 04, 2015

Willie writes about his music, his faith and the love for his extended family in a way that is passionate, clear and straightforward.

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GracieLucy
May 24, 2015

Well written, entertaining, funny story of his life, loves, family and friends. An amazing life long song writer as well as entertainer. Best auto-bio I've read in a long time.

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Jul 27, 2016

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