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Sep 21, 2021
| ISBN 9781984854155
Sep 15, 2020
| ISBN 9781984854148
Sep 15, 2020
| 416 Minutes
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Sep 21, 2021 | ISBN 9781984854155
Sep 15, 2020 | ISBN 9781984854148
Sep 15, 2020 | ISBN 9780593339664
The untold story of Willie Nelson and his sister, Bobbie, who, over the course of their lives together, supported each other through personal tragedies and triumphs and forged an unbreakable bond through their shared love of music Abandoned by their parents as toddlers, Willie and Bobbie Nelson found their love of music almost immediately through their grandparents, who raised them in a small Texas town. Their close relationship—which persists today—is the longest-lasting bond in both their lives. In alternating chapters, this heartfelt dual memoir weaves together both their stories as they experienced them side by side and apart. The Nelsons share powerful, emotional moments from growing up, playing music in public for the first time, and facing trials in adulthood, as Willie pursued songwriting and Bobbie faced a series of challenging relationships and a musical career that took off only when attitudes about women began to change in Texas. The memoir is Bobbie’s first book, and in it she candidly shares her life story in full for the first time. Her deeply affecting chapters delve into her personal relationships and life as a mother and as a musician with technical skills that even Willie admits surpass his own. In his poignant stories, Willie shares the depth of his bond with his sister, and how that bond carried him through his most troubled moments. Willie and Bobbie have supported each other through unthinkable personal heartbreak, and they’ve always shared in each other’s victories. Through dizzying highs and traumatic lows, spanning almost nine decades of life, Willie and Bobbie have always had each other’s back.Their story is an inspiring, lyrical statement of how family always finds the way.
WILLIE NELSON is a music legend and national treasure with a six-decade career and over 200 albums. This iconic Texan is… More about Willie Nelson
BOBBIE NELSON has played piano alongside her brother, Willie Nelson, for more than 50 years. She started in Abbott, Texas, as… More about Bobbie Nelson
David Ritz has collaborated on books with everyone from Ray Charles to Aretha Franklin.
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