Thursday, November 17, 2011
HEAT featuring Mario Batali
Another older memoir suitable for the present moment was penned by Willie Nelson as his own short inspirational book titled THE TAO OF WILLIE, and subtitled "A Guide to the Happiness in Your Heart." Texas Monthly writer and friend Turk Pipkin helped him write it, and both authors read it with the help of veteran narrator Tom Stechschulte. Willie's 250 albums have sold 50 million copies, and this was his third semi-biographical book, just sharing lessons learned, plus jokes and wisdom. So if you don't know Willie's story, or need some friendly advice on life from a man who's been around the block a few times, this is a refreshing bit of common sense. Stuff that often gets left behind in an age of gangster rap and insane grifter politics.