If you had to give America a voice, itís been said more than once, that voice would be Willie Nelsonís. For more than fifty years, heís taken the stuff of his lifeóthe good and the badóand made from it a body of work that has become a permanent part of our musical heritage and kept us company through the good and the bad of our own lives. So itís fitting, and cause for celebration, that he has finally set down in his own words a book that does justice to his great gifts as a storyteller. In The Facts of Life, Willie Nelson reflects on what has mattered to him in life and what hasnít. He also tells some great dirty jokes. The result is a book as wise and hilarious as its author.
Born in Abbott, Texas, on April 29, 1933, Willie Nelson is one of the most popular, prolific, and influential songwriters and singers in the history of American music. He has been inducted into a number of music halls of fame, was named a Kennedy Center honoree in 1998, and was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. He has recorded more than one hundred albums over six decades. In January 2002, Lost Highway Records will release his first major album of all-new material in five years, The Great Divide.
From the Hardcover edition.