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It's a Long Story: My Life

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Willie Nelson

Narrated By: Christopher Ryan Grant

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: May 2015

Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes


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


  • Ronnie Huie

    Good Job Willie, Your History of the Good, the Bad , the Ugly and the Music in our hearts are a tribute to all the hearts willing to listen. An ole' saying : " The prophet will appear when the student is ready" rings in every chapter of you life. " Appreciate you, your belief in the God that resides in you via the Holy Spirit, Family and respect thy neighbor. But don't respect thy neighbor's wife--as much . Best to you and those you love. Ronnie Edsel Huie Ropesville, Texas Raised Live now In Fair Oaks Ranch Texas

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Travis H.

    good book very cool ... a must read for any music fan

  • Thomas D

    Eventually you forget that it’s not Willie reading. This book is like listening to stories from an old friend.

  • Crystal Howell

    Willie's story was interesting and a fun book to listen to. I was glad he was the narrator as well.

  • Gwendolyn Gaither

    I am not sure why I chose this book to listen to, but I am glad I did. I knew of Willie Nelson but not much else. It was interesting to hear about his life and how he got into the business and has managed to keep his career going so long. Enjoyed the book and the narration.

  • Gregory Twiss

    I knew nothing of Willie Nelson before this book. I feel I learned much more than expected about the country music business. This is a good book, especially if you want to get out of your comfort zone and hear about something new.

  • Scott Battram

    This book should be read by anyone wanting to get into entertainment business. The world needs more Willie's. Excellent book.

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