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You won’t see no sad and teary eyes
When I get my wings, and it’s my time to fly
Just call my friends and tell them
There’s a party, come on by
So just roll me up and smoke me when I die

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 he celebrates the family, friends, and colleagues who have blessed his remarkable journey. Willie riffs on everything: music, wives, Texas, politics, horses, religion, marijuana, children, the environment, poker, hogs, Nashville, karma, and more. He shares the outlaw wisdom he has acquired over eight decades, along with favorite jokes and insights from friends and others close to him. Willie Nelson has touched millions, and none more deeply than his family, friends, and bandmates, several of whom share, for the first time, intimate stories about the Red Headed Stranger.

From teaching a granddaughter to play the guitar to touring with the Highwaymen, from picking cotton while growing up in Texas to being home with the tribe on Maui, Willie takes you on the tour bus and, through candid observations and vivid recollections, gives you a front-row seat to his remarkable world. But beware: “You know you shouldn’t be reading this BS, it could ruin you for all time to come,” he says. “You could end up a social outcast like me, an outlaw!”

At once a road journal written in his inimitable, homespun voice and a fitting tribute to America’s greatest traveling bard, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die—introduced by Kinky Friedman, another favorite son of Texas—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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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