Book Review: Willie Nelson – Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road [William Morrow]

As far as I can tell Willie Nelson doesn’t man his Twitter account himself. The country music, hell American music, legend’s new book “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die‘ is probably the closest thing in tweet form  (well, long-form)  you’ll find directly from him.
This slight book (175 pages) has the Texas Yoda looks over his exceptional life experience and employs his mellow humor to weigh in on the likes of Religion “If we are children of God then we must be gods too. Very small children must be God also. We were made in his image . Duh. Why don’t we act like it?” Gun control “A handgun, a shotgun and a deer rifle is all we really need.” How he honed not only his craft of singing and songwriting but the skill that has served him just as well -salesmanship.
Road musings are interspersed with lyrics and vignettes from family, friends and band mates – which in many instances are the same person.
I’m not sure if the book title or the duet with Snoop Dogg Lion , and given the probable conditions the title came about Willie may not remember either, but Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road ($15) is like sitting across the table from a a man with unique perspective as he doles out pearls of wisdom…and drunk jokes.
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One thought on “Book Review: Willie Nelson – Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road [William Morrow]

  1. November 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Hi Willie, I have been a fan of yours since I first heard you. I wish to buy your paperback book ( roll me up and smoke me when I die) I would like to get it signed by you if al all possible, please e-mail me at selina45@att.net Thank you

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