I think the art complements the book nicely. I realize that it might be too much, at this point, to ask for Willie Nelson to put together a cohesive narrative, but I don't think it's unreasonable to wish someone had edited the thing. Another biography that sorely needs a ghost writer. It sounds like he has interesting opinions on important topics. So some points like that are entertaining and Willie offered a nugget of insight here or there, but not really worth the read to glean those little nuggets of knowledge.
He is an amazing and loving family man. Music bio enthusiasts will likely get a kick It's really not a book about hardship, but a celebration.
No plot, no bio, no co-author… just whatever Willie wrote in his notebook in 2011 and 2012. View 1 comment. This book reads like a "love letter" to Willie Nelson from his wives, kids, band mates, family members, management team, etc. But once this book was over, I was strangely left wanting more and pondering what else ole Willie had to say on a further myriad of topics.
Jun 09, 2016 Terri Naughton rated it it was ok. So some points like that are entertaining and Willie offered a nugget of insight here or there, but not really worth the re I wanted a quick read while between books for "book club", and it certainly is a quick read.
He is widely regarded as one of the most beloved and notorious country music singers. A good clue was given there with the choice of the word "musings" because that accurately describes this literary effort. I found t This book is basically a collection of tiny bits of thought from Willie Nelson and members of his band and family. Don't make the mistake I made and open the book up and see the scribbled signature inside and think "Oh, awesome, I got a signed copy! Books by Willie Nelson.
Sadly, the style-over-substance motif carries over to the contents of the book itself. The book is broken up with lots of snippets from family and friends, random memories and song lyrics.
That's why it's even sadder that a publisher decided to send this to press. Made me laugh, made me weep, made me shake my head a lot, and made me even more grateful I've been touched by his genius.
It's short, thereby marginalizing the pain of reading it, and 2. Lately there's been a spate of babbling, stream-of-consciousness books by celebrities whose fanbases will snap them up regardless of their quality or lack thereof.
In the places where it's legal, the smart countries, they are making a profit.