Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die by Willie Nelson
Musings from the Road

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One gets the impression while perusing Nelson’s latest pseudo-memoirs that he’s sitting right next to you in a rocking chair, personally piecemealing the parables between sips of hard lemonade and stolen glances at the sunset.
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In Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, Willie Nelson muses about his greatest influences and the things that are most important to him, and celebrates the family, friends, and colleagues who have blessed his remarkable journey. Willie riffs on everything, from music to poker, Texas to Nashville, and more. He shares the outlaw wisdom he has acquired over the course of eight decades, along with favorite jokes and insights from family, bandmates, and close friends. Rare family pictures, beautiful artwork created by his son, Micah Nelson, and lyrics to classic songs punctuate these charming and poignant memories.

A road journal written in Willie Nelson's inimitable, homespun voice and a fitting tribute to America’s greatest traveling bard, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die—introduced by another favorite son of Texas, Kinky Friedman—is a deeply personal look into the heart and soul of a unique man and one of the greatest artists of our time, a songwriter and performer whose legacy will endure for generations to come.

 

About Willie Nelson

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Born in Abbott, Texas, on April 29, 1933, Willie Nelson is one of the most popular, prolific, and influential songwriters and singers in the history of American music. He has been inducted into a number of music halls of fame, was named a Kennedy Center honoree in 1998, and was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. He has recorded more than one hundred albums over six decades, appeared in several films, and is the author of two New York Times bestsellers: Willie: An Autobiography and The Facts of Life and Other Dirty Jokes.
 
Published November 13, 2012 by William Morrow. 195 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
on Sep 30 2012

Just one volume in Nelson’s long story that remains much like its author: funny, inspirational and bawdy, with a well-honed sense of humor.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Nov 05 2012

...those who want to know him will do well to seek out this volume. It's the next best thing to an audience with the star performer.

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Examiner

Good
Reviewed by Peter Roche on Nov 29 2012

One gets the impression while perusing Nelson’s latest pseudo-memoirs that he’s sitting right next to you in a rocking chair, personally piecemealing the parables between sips of hard lemonade and stolen glances at the sunset.

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