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It's a Long Story: My Life por Willie Nelson
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It's a Long Story: My Life (original 2016; edição 2015)

por Willie Nelson (Autor), David Ritz (Primary Contributor)

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This is the unvarnished, complete story of Willie Nelson's life, told in his distinct voice and leaving no moment or experience unturned, from Texas and Nashville to Hawaii and his legendary bus. Having recently turned eighty, Nelson is ready to shine a light on all aspects of his life, including his drive to write music, the women in his life, his collaborations, and his biggest lows and highs--from his bankruptcy to the founding of Farm Aid. An American icon who still tours the country and headlines music festivals, Willie Nelson and his music have found their way into the hearts and minds of fans the world over, winning ten Grammys and receiving the Kennedy Center Honors. Now it's time to hear the last word about his life--from the man himself.… (mais)
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Título:It's a Long Story: My Life
Autores:Willie Nelson (Autor)
Outros autores:David Ritz (Primary Contributor)
Informação:Little, Brown and Company (2015), Edition: Illustrated, 400 pages
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What I love most about Willie's autobiography is the attention he paid to telling the story of his younger years. Long before Honeysuckle Rose and Farm Aid, long before he became a target of the IRS and a spokesman for marijuana, before Austin and before Nashville even. Willie Nelson's is truly a long story, and it's a pleasure to hear it told from the beginning, in Willie's voice. My review is here. ( )
  markflanagan | Jul 13, 2020 |
Digital audiobook read by Christopher Ryan Grant.

Oh, Willie! I’ve had a long-standing crush on the “red-headed stranger” and am glad to have learned more about him, because I like him even more now.

Willie lays it all out there. He talks about his childhood and the importance of church and faith in his upbringing. He talks about the poems he began writing when he was still in grade school, and how music filled his soul and helped him express himself. He talked about family and yet tried to maintain some privacy for his wives and children. He doesn’t shy away from chronicling his mistakes and owning them – from profligate spending to drinking to adultery – but he also celebrates his shining moments and gives credit to the many people who helped him along the way.

I listened to the audiobook read by Christopher Ryan Grant. I have to say that Grant’s delivery made me think that it was Willie, himself, relating the story. So I was somewhat disappointed that when he mentioned the lyrics of some of his more famous songs, they were spoken rather than sung. On the other hand, the audio does have a bonus at the end with a small section read by Willie and then a song. ( )
  BookConcierge | May 15, 2020 |
I enjoyed this narration of Willie Nelson's autobiography! I'm not a fan of most country music, but I find Willie to be an interesting man full of contradictions, so this audio book appealed to me.
 
I learned a lot about Willie and his life, much of which I did not know. For instance, Willie is a very spiritual man. (Despite this spirituality, he has had a difficult time being a faithful husband. There's one of those contradictions I mentioned above.) He loves and practices martial arts. He wrote the song "Crazy", that most people associate with Patsy Cline.
 
I also learned more about the things that I already knew: Willie loves his weed. Both of his parents died of lung cancer, and despite Willie's smoking weed all the time, he's still going strong in his 80's.  Willie supports the family farmer and he supports them not only with his money, but with his time. He also loves this earth and supports lots of endeavors to save and preserve her. Willie is a true and loyal friend, who did not dish the dirt on his fellow performers as much as he could have. He would just say things like "Waylon loved his cocaine", and leave it at that.
 
I learned a lot, I enjoyed listening and what more could I ask from an audio book? The narration was excellent and I enjoyed the life that Mr. Ryan brought to Willie's stories.
 
If you like Willie, or even if you would only like to learn more about him, I highly recommend this audiobook! ( )
  Charrlygirl | Mar 22, 2020 |
An autobiography by Willie Nelson that is "Unvarnished, Funny leaving no stone unturned."
  SABC | Aug 9, 2019 |
It's a Long Story: My Life
by Willie Nelson
3.5*

I have less in common with Willie Nelson than I expected to. His lack of moral conviction with relation to sleeping with other women while married really became tiresome. What an unapologetic cheater.

He briefly mentioned his four wives and seven children.

I most enjoyed hearing about old songs and their origins. ( )
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It’s a Long Story is pretty much what Nelson fans have come to expect from the man: a piece of work that is soulful, goofy, profane, heartfelt, tossed off, a little sloppy around the edges and deeply idiosyncratic. Exactly like country music played on a classical guitar with a hole in it.
 
His passages about his childhood help explain his career’s freewheeling arc. When you realize he grew up surrounded by music — at church, in the fields where his family picked cotton, from the Philco radio that channeled everything from gospel to mariachi — the scope, volume, and unruly variety of his catalog suddenly make sense.
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This is the unvarnished, complete story of Willie Nelson's life, told in his distinct voice and leaving no moment or experience unturned, from Texas and Nashville to Hawaii and his legendary bus. Having recently turned eighty, Nelson is ready to shine a light on all aspects of his life, including his drive to write music, the women in his life, his collaborations, and his biggest lows and highs--from his bankruptcy to the founding of Farm Aid. An American icon who still tours the country and headlines music festivals, Willie Nelson and his music have found their way into the hearts and minds of fans the world over, winning ten Grammys and receiving the Kennedy Center Honors. Now it's time to hear the last word about his life--from the man himself.

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