Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die

Musings from the Road

By Willie Nelson

In this memoir, the legendary Willie Nelson shares thoughts about his life. While traveling on the road, he muses about many topics from his upbringing and greatest influences, to his mistakes and regrets.

Willie is open and very frank about all of his thoughts. He discusses God, and what he strongly feels is the role we are meant to play in the world. His common sense thoughts on the environment are connected to this.

Willie openly discusses his influences and muses, giving credit where credit is due. With his trademark outlaw wisdom, he also discusses his beliefs on politics, with some questionable ideas.

The book is filled with poignant memories, and humorous anecdotes. Willie shares pictures, as well as drawings and artwork by his son Micah. Family and friends are clearly extremely important to Willie.

There is no doubt that he is an icon in country music. Respected by many, he is a prolific songwriter, a poet, and a champion of the underdog. This book reflects all that is Willie Nelson.

Having seen him several times in concert, I have always been a fan of Willie. I respect his honesty, his natural wisdom, and his music. He is genuine, which is hard to find today. He has the heart and the soul of a poet. I love this about him.


5 comments:

  1. I love Willie. He is still cool even at age 100.. just kidding. Seems like he should be ancient...he has been around as long as I can remember. I bet its a great book!

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  2. It is a great book, heartfelt and funny, too. I love Willie. He is 79, and still the same as ever. He doesn't judge, and I respect that. I don't either.

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  3. I ADORE book recommendations and this one looks like just the kind I enjoy. Anything about road trips in general intrigue me, and he sure has a lot to tell of his many years on the road. I will put this on my 'must read' list!

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  4. I LOVE Willie Nelson. He is second only to George Jones in classic country music. I have seen him in concert and he is awesome. I would love to read this book.

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  5. I think my husband would like this book.
    Thank you for the review!

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