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Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road

by Willie Nelson, Kinky Friedman

HarperCollins | November 13, 2012 | Hardcover

Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 5.

You won't see no sad and teary eyes
When I get my wings, and it's my time to fly
Just call my friends and tell them
There's a party, come on by
So just roll me up and smoke me when I die

InRoll 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: music, wives, Texas, politics, horses, religion, marijuana, children, the environment, poker, hogs, Nashville, karma, and more. He shares the outlaw wisdom he has acquired over eight decades, along with favorite jokes and insights from friends and others close to him. Rare family pictures, beautiful artwork created by his son Micah Nelson, and lyrics to classic songs punctuate these charming and poignant memories. Willie Nelson has touched millions, and none more deeply than his family, friends, and bandmates, several of whom share, for the first time, intimate stories about the Red Headed Stranger.

From teaching a granddaughter to play the guitar to touring with the Highwaymen, from picking cotton while growing up in Texas to being home with the tribe on Maui, Willie takes you on the tour bus and, through candid observations and vivid recollections, gives you a front-row seat to his remarkable world. But beware: "You know you shouldn't be reading this BS, it could ruin you for all time to come," he says. "You could end up a social outcast like me, an outlaw!"

At once a road journal written in his inimitable, homespun voice and a fitting tribute to America's greatest traveling bard,Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die—introduced by Kinky Friedman, another favorite son of Texas—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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 192 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.73 in

Published: November 13, 2012

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062193643

ISBN - 13: 9780062193643

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Roll Me Up and Smoke... One of the best autobiographies? I have read.Have always been a huge fan,happy to see his favorite artists are also mine,love his sense of humor and the disjointed way the book is put together,its like driving down a country road nearly out of gas,lost and night is coming on,beauty.
Date published: 2015-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Willie I enjoyed the book, it is a great insight into who Willie Nelson is. His family insert and comments about the type of person Willie is was great.
Date published: 2014-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Roll me up and smoke me Funny and heart warming.
Date published: 2014-08-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Roll me up and smoke me when I die This book is rambling, disjointed and repetitive. I'm a big fan of Willie's and it does offer some insight into his life but even that is limited. In my view this is a disappointing read maybe the effect to too many years smoking dope or a money grab with no regard for content value, I don't know which.
Date published: 2013-09-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Was hard to get through Found it boring, had thought it was a history of his life, be very little of that is in the book.
Date published: 2013-02-24

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Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road

Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road

by Willie Nelson, Kinky Friedman

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 192 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.73 in

Published: November 13, 2012

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062193643

ISBN - 13: 9780062193643

From the Publisher

You won't see no sad and teary eyes
When I get my wings, and it's my time to fly
Just call my friends and tell them
There's a party, come on by
So just roll me up and smoke me when I die

InRoll 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: music, wives, Texas, politics, horses, religion, marijuana, children, the environment, poker, hogs, Nashville, karma, and more. He shares the outlaw wisdom he has acquired over eight decades, along with favorite jokes and insights from friends and others close to him. Rare family pictures, beautiful artwork created by his son Micah Nelson, and lyrics to classic songs punctuate these charming and poignant memories. Willie Nelson has touched millions, and none more deeply than his family, friends, and bandmates, several of whom share, for the first time, intimate stories about the Red Headed Stranger.

From teaching a granddaughter to play the guitar to touring with the Highwaymen, from picking cotton while growing up in Texas to being home with the tribe on Maui, Willie takes you on the tour bus and, through candid observations and vivid recollections, gives you a front-row seat to his remarkable world. But beware: "You know you shouldn't be reading this BS, it could ruin you for all time to come," he says. "You could end up a social outcast like me, an outlaw!"

At once a road journal written in his inimitable, homespun voice and a fitting tribute to America's greatest traveling bard,Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die—introduced by Kinky Friedman, another favorite son of Texas—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 the Author

Willie Nelson is one of the most popular, prolific, and influential songwriters and singers in the history of American music. He has recorded more than one hundred albums over six decades, appeared in several films, and written twoNew York Timesbestsellers:Willie: An AutobiographyandThe Facts of Life and Other Dirty Jokes.

Micah Nelson is a musician, visual artist, and videographer, and plays regularly with his father Willie Nelson.

Editorial Reviews

“So many decades into his fabled life and career, Willie fans pretty much know what to expect from him. And he does not let his readers down with his Musings From the Road.