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I see them as little stories that fall out of our lives and imaginations. If I have to struggle to write a song, I stop before I start. I figure if it don't flow easy, it's not meant to be" Nelson is no saint. Married four times with numerous children this is a story of restlessness and the purity of the moment and living right. This is a story of true love, wild times, best friends and bar-rooms, with a musical soundtrack ripping right through it.
His music can make me laugh and make me cry. His book leaves no stone unturned, a story told as clear as a Texas sky. I loved it and I want to visit Abbott, Texas before someone rolls me up Willie has such a positive outlook that this book was cheering for me in spite of the bad language. My husband is feeling very low right now due to having read another book by Lee Child so I think he should quit reading them. Its so nice to find a cheerful uplifting book especially these days when it seems that writers try hard to think of the most horrible thing they can write about to shock a person.
Willie has a very unusual positive outlook so I recommend this for everyone and especially if y Willie has such a positive outlook that this book was cheering for me in spite of the bad language. Willie has a very unusual positive outlook so I recommend this for everyone and especially if you like his music as he explains how some of it came about which is so interesting.
Dec 08, Rod rated it liked it Shelves: music-biographies. I've always been a musical fan. And I love his guitar playing. Willie shared a LOT with us: from Old buddies to failed marriages and tax nastiness. It's all in here. It was great to hear Willie go through most of his albums and their creation. Other than music, I wouldn't look to Willie fo I've always been a musical fan.
Other than music, I wouldn't look to Willie for any life advice. Between divorces, alcohol and drugs, bad business deals, and kids everywhere He seems to have some sort of morality that is based on? Who knows, but that's the same place he gets his very poor spirituality and theology.
It was sad to hear Willie attempt to discuss religion with some authority. The Bible tells us differently Willie. Willie assumes Jesus came and died so rebellious music folk can smoke pot, cheat on their wives, live rather selfish lives 4 houses Willie? Satan probably attends church more than you do.
Music won't save your soul Willie. But thanks for the melodies buddy. Sep 23, Lesley Lucas rated it really liked it. Oh, my. As a Southern folk musician, it's hard not to love Willie. This book definitely makes it even harder. He readily admits to being a bit of a dick, as he owns up to infidelity with all his romantic relationships spare for his last and current marriage. He definitely admits to being foolish and full of himself and wrong about a lot of things.
But, he also attributes everything to honesty rather than pride or arrogance, and his perspective is refreshing. There's a lot of great stories in thi Oh, my. There's a lot of great stories in this autobiography--such as him smoking a joint on the roof of the White House or parking his tour bus outside the IRS office in Austin. I think we all expect a lot of crazy stories from Willie.
There's also a lot of uplifting insight about seeing the good in people and music and the world, and it made me all the more gracious for the long story that is Willie Nelson's life. Jun 15, Lori rated it really liked it Shelves: memoir. He starts with his birth and being raised by his grandparents in Abbott Texas with his sister Bobbie. He was poor but happy showed talent at an early age. Nelson is very honest talking about his four marriages. He does not try to paint himself as perfect or blameless.
Shares some of the lyrics from is songs and how he came about writing them. I was impressed willie Nelson writes a very good memoir. I was impressed with this book. As I mentioned Willie does not try and play the blame game. He shares with the readers the friendships with other famous singers such as Johnny Cash,Waylon Jennings etc. A good read if you are a fan of Willie Nelson. May 23, Amanda rated it really liked it. My dad was a Willie Nelson fan so I grew up hearing all the radio hits. He's been doing the music thing since he was just a little kid and is still doing it at Over 60 albums, tours all the time, beat the IRS, 4 wives, many kids, pot advocate, Farm Aid, etc etc etc.
How in the world My dad was a Willie Nelson fan so I grew up hearing all the radio hits. How in the world does he keep doing this?? Willie has had a crazy life and the book reads like a conversation, sitting around a firepit, drinking a beer or having a smoke. Excellent read for anyone who likes the "old" country. Jul 31, Rebecca rated it it was ok. I really wanted to like this book, but I was very disappointed. It felt very repetitive and I got bored of reading the same story for many chapters.
Move here, try to make it, move on It felt like this book just skimmed the surface of Willie's life, and didn't actually touch on anything deep. Which is disappointing, because I think that would have really improved the story. Less about his career, and more personal stories. Aug 27, Will Cooper rated it it was amazing Shelves: book-club-choices. I know Willie has great stories and an incredible number of amazing collaborations, but I have also read other stories from Willie that left me wanting.
Hearing Willie recount the thought processes behind some of his original hits On the Road Again, Hello Walls was one of my favorite parts. I also enjoyed the way he spoke of his friendships with some of the biggest names in country music and beyond Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Ray Charles, Leon Russell.
And his stories of struggling to make it in country music reveal just what has kept him going all this time. Jun 19, James Adams rated it liked it Shelves: dj-ps , bios-memoirs-auto , music. Not an easy one to rate, this.
Willie's voice is always engaging, and he's certainly led an interesting life, but this book often feels almost evasive. There are specific memories, but they can feel scattershot; not enough connective tissue is between them. Running counter to that, entire sections and aspects of his life are glossed over. The warmth and wit go a long way, but the structural issues run too deep to be fixed that easily.
If you want a couple of stories and a lot of lyrics, this one Not an easy one to rate, this. If you want a couple of stories and a lot of lyrics, this one is a good bet for you. If you're looking for substance, though, you won't find it here. Nov 19, Sandy rated it liked it. The first half was exciting but once he became rich and famous the last half , the book became pretty boring May 27, Marisa rated it really liked it.
Picked this one up at the airport in Austin, Texas - Willie's much beloved home state. Nelson's entertaining autobiography reminds us that we all need to follow our own path in life, and do that which makes us happy and fulfilled. Despite all the trials and tribulations, Willie really and truly follows his path, even if it means heartache and, in one instance, near financial ruin.
Perhaps all that weed helps dull the pain? I enjoyed his stories about time on the road, his tumultuous love life, hi Picked this one up at the airport in Austin, Texas - Willie's much beloved home state. I enjoyed his stories about time on the road, his tumultuous love life, his financial troubles. But most of all I liked being reminded of all those great songs, and hearing how they came to be.
May 29, Kalen rated it it was amazing Shelves: reads. I listened to this on audio, driving across Kansas and back again. It's fantastic. Nelson doesn't read it himself but Christopher Ryan Grant does a great job.
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Highly recommend, especially on audio where you get a bonus song. Written with David Ritz, this autobiography of Willie Nelson is as comforting and as comfortable as one of his ballads. It was a joy to read. Written while he is in his 80s, he is as laid back and generous as I'd always thought. Even when things go wrong, he takes it in stride. He takes responsibility for his mistakes as quickly as he excuses other people for their mistakes.
Forgiveness doesn't enter into the picture, because generally, he doesn't think there is anything to forgive. Even raised by Written with David Ritz, this autobiography of Willie Nelson is as comforting and as comfortable as one of his ballads. Even raised by his grandparents after his too-young parents took off, he still thinks highly of his parents, stayed in touch with them, and considers himself lucky to have such a loving, if somewhat unorthodox family. And he has his faith, grew up with faith, studied and adapted, and believes. While I am not a religious person, I enjoyed reading about his faith, about as far from proselytizing as you can get.
I've always loved his music. He can do different genres and it always sounds wonderful, and always sounds like Willie. In his music, his heart and soul always shines through, along with no small amount of humor. This book is no different. I felt almost as if I were visiting him, having him tell his story to me, his long story. I enjoyed reading about his fellow musicians and his relationships with them, some names familiar to me and some not. He stands up for what is right,whether or not it is a popular stance at the time.
But in his personal relationships, he didn't always do the right thing, and he acknowledges that. He speaks kindly and gently of his ex-wives. As autobiographies go, this is one of the most entertaining I've read. And one full of soul. He was already a big star, had already had his share of ups and downs, and was playing in this open-air rodeo arena lined with bleachers.
Even in this decidedly unglamorous location, he sang his heart out, and for a remarkably long time. Thanks, Willie. May 19, Bob rated it liked it. You'll probably never make it to the end. There's way too many words, way too many pages, too much time to stop and start again. I'm glad I did. Brian Weiss was astonished and skeptical when one of his patients began recalling past-life traumas that seemed to hold the key to her recurring nightmares and anxiety attacks.
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With more than one million copies in print, Many Lives, Many Masters is one of the breakthrough texts in alternative psychotherapy and remains as provocative and timeless as it was when first published. Weiss, MD, a psychiatrist, lives and practices in Miami, Florida. Weiss maintains a private practice in Miami and conducts international seminars and experiential workshops as well as training programs for professionals.
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