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Publisher Description

Born in small-town Texas during the Great Depression, Willie Nelson was raised to believe in helping his neighbors and living without pretense. After many hardscrabble years as a poorly paid songwriter (often watching his work become a gold mine for other performers), Willie finally found his own voice—the gentle but unmistakably honest sound that has made him an American icon. Now the master of harmonization has created a guide to finding harmony in everyday life. Featuring vignettes from each chapter of his seventy-plus years (along with plenty of his favorite jokes), The Tao of Willie captures his views on money, love, war, religion, cowboys, and other essential Willie topics.
Loosely based on the principles of the Chinese philosophy of the Tao Te Cheng, which Willie has admired and followed for much of his adult life, this inspiring and entertaining collection of "Willie wisdom" takes us from his roadhouse days, when he united redneck rockers with straitlaced country music fans, to the mega-sized benefit concerts and environmentalism that define his boundless heart. In the spirit of his fellow Texan Harvey Penick's Little Red Book, Willie's timeless insights sparkle with clarity: It's like having a one-on-one conversation with the sage himself.

Biographies & Memoirs
May 9
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

terrance Sawchuk ,

The Tao of Willie

Truly insightful and inspiring. I feel like I have made a new friend.

Terry Sawchuk

followmybliss ,

The Tao of Willie

Bought this book a couple of years ago because it was on sale and small and easy to carry on a trip. To my surprise on our road trip I found that everyone in the car loved Willie. My 70 year old husband and my 10 year old grandson laughed all the way home. Now I have loaned it to my 90 year old mother (she loved it) and my 30 year daughter laughed her way through it too. I am getting ready to go on another trip. I think I will take it with us again or buy one of Willie's other books for my iPad. You will love his down to earth stories and just plain common sense.

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