It's A Long Story

It's A Long Story

My Life

Book - 2015
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The definitive autobiography of Willie Nelson

"Unvarnished. Funny. Leaving no stone unturned."

. . . So say the publishers about this book I've written.

What I say is that this is the story of my life, told as clear as a Texas sky and in the same rhythm that I lived it.

It's a story of restlessness and the purity of the moment and living right. Of my childhood in Abbott, Texas, to the Pacific Northwest, from Nashville to Hawaii and all the way back again. Of selling vacuum cleaners and encyclopedias while hosting radio shows and writing song after song, hoping to strike gold.

It's a story of true love, wild times, best friends, and barrooms, with a musical sound track ripping right through it.

My life gets lived on the road, at home, and on the road again, tried and true, and I've written it all down from my heart to yours.

Willie Nelson.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2015, ©2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316403559
Branch Call Number: 782. 42092 NEL N
Characteristics: viii, 392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (some colour) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Ritz, David - Author
Alternative Title: It is a long story


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Oct 16, 2017

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

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

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

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.

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.

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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