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3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 3.60 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Willie Nelson, Kinky Friedman Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9780062205278
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In Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, Willie Nelson muses about his greatest influences and the things that are most important to him, and celebrates the family, friends, and colleagues who have blessed his remarkable journey. Willie riffs on everything, from music to poker, Texas to Nashville, and more. He shares the outlaw wisdom he has acquired over the course of eight decades, along with favorite jokes and insights from family, bandmates, and close friends. Rare family pictures, beautiful artwork created by his son, Micah Nelson, and lyrics to classic songs punctuate these charming and poignant memories.

A road journal written in Willie Nelson's inimitable, homespun voice and a fitting tribute to America’s greatest traveling bard, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die—introduced by another favorite son of Texas, Kinky Friedman—is a deeply personal look into the heart and soul of a unique man and one of the greatest artists of our time, a songwriter and performer whose legacy will endure for generations to come.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Like its title, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die is vintage Willie; in this case, unghosted journal entries written while on the road. Augmenting those totes are stories, jokes, photographs, and reflections from Nelson friends, bandmates, and family. Free-spirited Kinky Friedman provides a warm-hearted introduction to the book.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Nelson’s unmistakable voice shines through…Funny, inspirational, and bawdy, with a well-honed sense of humor.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A memoir-cum-inspirational tale that’s right for the holidays.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kip Williams | 2/5/2014

    " Fantastic, enjoyable and quick read. Not just a peek into Willie's mind, but actually a great look into his entire family. My kind of book, not just a linear "history", but a book written while on the road that gives a peek into his mind and soul, and gets considerable input from his sons, his daughters, his sister and his wife. The introduction by Kinky Friedman is worth the price of admission alone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 1/26/2014

    " Funny and engaging memoir by a music legend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erich Van | 1/25/2014

    " This was an impulse buy because I needed something light to read after slogging through something pretty dense. I don't know what I was expecting, but maybe something along the lines of Agassi's "Open," which is a great read. This book is definitely not in that class. I recommend taking the time you'd spend reading this and listening to the music instead. The music I can recommend without hesitation... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shaun Loftis | 1/24/2014

    " I'll read anything of, for, by Willie. Not too meaty, but he doesn't have to say much to state his point about the things he believes are just and those that aren't. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 1/23/2014

    " Felt like I was given a copy of Willie's journals. Loved it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Norton | 1/23/2014

    " I'm a life-long Willie fan; this read made me love him even more. He is a loving father, a loyal friend, a great storyteller, and a wise ol granddaddy. (Rotten jokes not withstanding.) This quick read provides a lifetime of heart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 1/22/2014

    " Willie Nelson is quite a character and you get to see that in this book. He jumps around a lot with no transition from one chapter to the next but it's classic "I do what I want and if you don't like it, piss off" outlaw style. There is a mixture of nostalgia, family, poems/songs, jokes, current journal entries, and plenty of his musings and insights into the world. He is a big family man and his wife, kids, and sister all have little snippets on what it was like growing up with him and what he has taught them along the way. I don't think I've ever finished a book as quickly as I finished this one. It will definitely remain on my book shelf to be picked up at anytime for a good laugh. Thanks, Willie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 1/17/2014

    " This was a pretty jumbled mix of musings by our dear Willie. It was quirky and cute but I would only read it if you are a Willie fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharla | 1/12/2014

    " This isn't terribly well written. It is kind of a mish mash, more like a diary or odd ramblings. If you are a Willie Nelson fan it is something you'll want to check out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bernice Rizor | 12/8/2013

    " interesting to appoint some it was slow but it did have humor in which I like "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 larry | 12/3/2013

    " Love his music! Thought I'd give it a whirl.....well worth it! Totally Family! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 12/1/2013

    " The Tao of Willie! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaylynn | 11/22/2013

    " Willie Nelson oughtta run for President. That is all. Good book by a good guy. Read it, and laugh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hillary | 11/8/2013

    " Little stories and snippets. "Musings" an appropriate title word. Reads like a journal. A different little autobiography for Willie fans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 9/4/2013

    " Very pleasant and amusing book. Nice gift book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 8/27/2013

    " I love Willie's music. Very interesting read. Like spending an afternoon with Willie reminiscing about his life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendi Baker | 8/25/2013

    " I personally love everything about Willie Nelson so it's no surprise I found this book insightful, funny and endearing. Love you Willie Nelson!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 7/8/2013

    " Random, yet wonderful... but I am a huge Willie fan! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz Utter | 6/27/2013

    " OK book.... entertaining. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angie Sedesky | 4/30/2013

    " He jumps around from subject to subject. Very disappointing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jill Choate | 4/8/2013

    " Nada, not worth the read unless you can roll it up and smoke it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex Ness | 3/23/2013

    " Fun and heart felt. I read it in little pieces. It was like Willie was giving me little pieces of advice everyday. Willie talks about family and friends a lot, and he has friends fill some of the pages up with their own words about him. Overall a good family book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marci | 2/15/2013

    " Funny, heartwarming and crazy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeannie Walker | 2/11/2013

    " If you want to know more about Willie Nelson, I suggest you read this book. Not only does he have much talent, but so does his son, who did illustrations. I gave it 3 stars, but may give it more after careful consideration and another look. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/24/2012

    " Full of rambling stories and thoughts but could one expect more? "

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About the Author
Author Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson is one of the most popular, prolific, and influential songwriters and singers in the history of American music. A Kennedy Center honoree in 1998, he has been inducted into a number of music halls of fame and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. During the past six decades, he has recorded more than one hundred albums, appeared in several films, and written three New York Times bestsellers: Willie: An Autobiography, The Facts of Life: And Other Dirty Jokes, and Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die. Born in Abbott, Texas, in 1933, he now resides in Texas and Hawaii.

About the Narrator

Tom Stechschulte has narrated well over a hundred audiobooks and has won sixteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2009 and has been a finalist for the Audie in 2005 and 2011. As an actor, he has been seen in eleven Broadway shows as well as numerous television and film shows, including the remake of The Manchurian Candidate.