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Publisher's Summary

The legendary country music songwriter known as the Storyteller delivers the genre's most bracing, hilarious, and unique memoir, bringing to life long-gone characters from Nashville's streets and barrooms and detailing his one-of-a-kind journey in music. This expanded edition of Hall'soriginal 1979 book includes never-before-heard poems and vignettes - read by the author - and new chapters that bring us up to date with Hall as he sits with President Carter, caps his recording career, quits drinking, ponders his legacy, examines the creative process, and retires from the music industry. "If youwant to retire, go ahead," he says. "Life will still present innumerable occasions for you to go out and make an ass of yourself."

©2014 Tom T. Hall (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Outstanding book!

What a great book about one of my childhood's greatest memory makers. The detail within each story is amazing.

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Just wonderful!

Narrator did a wonderful job. This book is such a great look into the life of Ole T.

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the Storyteller lived up to his name

TcB ...loved it a very different perspective of Nashville the Nashville machine from a very humble man

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An underrated classic

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This audiobook is brilliant and hardly anyone knows about it. It doesn't matter how you feel about Tom T. Hall... his anecdotes and voice make this an engrossing story that will sweep you along and keep you engaged. The story follows Hall from his arrival in Nashville as an aspiring songwriter until he made it to the Grand Ole Opry and the top of Music City. But it's not a biography... it's a memoir about craft told in a manner that only Tom T. can tell. I love this book, I've listened to it 5 or 6 times now. Even my wife liked it, and she's much pickier than me. It's brilliant, just spend your credit here and thank me later.

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Old Dogs…Children…and Tom T

Interesting take on a Nashville legend.

I was hoping for more about some of the backstories to more of his classics like “Old Dogs…”

I was a disc jockey during TTH’s heyday and always liked his stylings. Songs with a story not a message or the common drinking cheating songs of the day.

Glad that he and Miss Dixie went on to a second career in bluegrass music composing.

A real Hall of Famer in more ways than one.



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Tom T. is a true American Icon

Wow! What a life and outlook on life. A real pleasure to listen to. Definitely time well spent.

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A way with words...

Tom T. delivers in book form just as good as he does in his songs. Don’t miss it.

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Important book

I read the print version shortly after its release. The efforts of Peter Cooper, Tom T and all involved have elevated the character and quality of this book- which is no small achievement and until now I would have thought an impossibility.

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Awesome!

Loves this book so much! Read perfectly. 10/10. Tom tells is how it was in the good ol days of Nashville.

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Great Tales, Told...meh

There's no debating that Tom T. Hall is the king of country storytellers. This book is full of them (though since there's very little 'naming names', it can get frustrating at times - and often blunts the impact of the story he's telling).

Peter Cooper is a great writer in Nashville with a good voice. Unfortunately here, he's just too bland to juice the telling of these stories, as Tom's 'Southern Comfort' drawl has done for so many years...and unfortunately, he's now too old to read the whole thing, which is understandable.

I couldn't make it through this one. Maybe in print.