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Me and Sister Bobbie

8 ratings

Summary

The untold story of Willie Nelson and his sister, Bobbie, who, over the course of their lives together, supported each other through personal tragedies and triumphs and forged an unbreakable bond through their shared love of music.  Abandoned by their parents as toddlers, Willie and Bobbie Nelson found their love of music almost immediately through their grandparents, who raised them in a small Texas town. Their close relationship - which persists today - is the longest-lasting bond in both their lives. In alternating chapters, this heartfelt dual memoir weaves together both their stories as they experienced them side by side and apart. The Nelsons share powerful, emotional moments from growing up, playing music in public for the first time, and facing trials in adulthood, as Willie pursued songwriting and Bobbie faced a series of challenging relationships and a musical career that took off only when attitudes about women began to change in Texas.  The memoir is Bobbie’s first book, and in it she candidly shares her life story in full for the first time. Her deeply affecting chapters delve into her personal relationships and life as a mother and as a musician with technical skills that even Willie admits surpass his own. In his poignant stories, Willie shares the depth of his bond with his sister and how that bond carried him through his most troubled moments. Willie and Bobbie have supported each other through unthinkable personal heartbreak, and they’ve always shared in each other’s victories. Through dizzying highs and traumatic lows, spanning almost nine decades of life, Willie and Bobbie have always had each other's back.Their story is an inspiring, lyrical statement of how family always finds the way.  

©2020 Willie Nelson, Bobbie Nelson, David Ritz (P)2020 Random House Audio

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The Tao of Willie

2 ratings

Summary

National icon Willie Nelson has evolved over the years from country music outlaw swimming against a whiskey river to a Zen-like figure of wisdom and contentment. In this autobiographical collection of life advice, The Tao of Willie, one of America's truest hearts reveals the spiritual and practical lessons learned from decades of hard knocks and good bounces. This inspiring and entertaining collection of "Willie wisdom" takes us from his days as a young boy in Texas where he learns to respect his elders, to his roadhouse days when he united redneck rockers, long-haired hippies, and straight-laced country music fans, to the mega-sized benefit concerts and environmentalism that define his boundless heart. And there are plenty of his favorite jokes along the way. With stories that will both make you laugh out loud and look deep inside yourself, he shows us how the Willie way, and the way of the Tao, can also be your way. Let Willie's common sense approach to life awaken you to the happiness that already exists in your own heart. With Willie as your guide, join the river of life and you'll be carried on an amazing journey.

©2006 Willie Nelson (P)2006 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. All rights reserved. Penguin Audio is a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
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Louis L'Amour Collection

5 ratings

Summary

More than any other writer before or since, Louis L'Amour brought the American West to life. His action-packed stories deal with eternal themes: honor, deceit, passion, betrayal, loyalty, courage, love. His settings are historically accurate, his prose riveting, and his characters colorful: good guys, bad buys, toughs, roughs, sidekicks and saints. This collection gathers eight popular Louis L'Amour stories performed by a star-studded cast, including Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Charles Dean. The collection includes: "Riding for the Brand" "The Black Rock Coffin Makers" "Dutchman's Flat" "The Nester and the Piute" "Mistakes Can Kill You" "Four Card Draw" "Trail to Pie Town" "Big Medicine"

©1997, 1999 HighBridge Company (P)1997, 1999 HighBridge Company

Narrator: Willie Nelson
Length: 4 hrs and 1 min
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Trail Mix

1 rating

Summary

More than any writer before or since, Louis L'Amour brought the American West to life. His action-packed stories deal with eternal themes: honor, deceit, passion, betrayal, loyalty, courage, love. His settings are historically accurate, his prose riveting, and his characters colorful: good guys, bad guys, toughs, roughs, sidekicks, and saints. Trail Mix: Volume One gathers together three popular Louis L'Amour stories, most performed by Willie Nelson. "Riding for the Brand" features Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, and Waylon Jennings in a fully dramatized performance. Contents: "Riding for the Brand" "The Black Rock Coffin Makers" "Dutchman's Flat"

(P)1997, 1999 HighBridge Company

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