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Willie Nelson's Letters to America

By: Willie Nelson,Turk Pipkin - contributor
Narrated by: Turk Pipkin
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Publisher's Summary

Following his best-selling memoir, It’s a Long Story, Willie Nelson now delivers his most intimate thoughts and stories in Willie Nelson's Letters to America.

New York TimesWall Street Journal, and USA Today best seller!

From his opening letter “Dear America” to his “Dear Willie” epilogue, Willie digs deep into his heart and soul - and his music catalog - to lift us up in difficult times, and to remind us of the endless promise and continuous obligations of all Americans - to themselves, to one another, and to their nation.

In a series of letters straight from the heart, Willie sends his thanks and his thoughts to:

  • Americans past, present, and future, 
  • his closest family members, and his parents, sister, and children, 
  • his other family members 
  • his guitar “Trigger”, 
  • his hero Gene Autry, 
  • the US founding fathers, 
  • his personal heroes, from our founding fathers to the leaders of future generations and to young songwriters as well as leaders of our future generations.

Willie’s letters are rounded out with the moving lyrics to some of his most famous and insightful songs, including “Let Me Be a Man”, “Family Bible”, “Summer of Roses”, “Me and Paul”, “A Horse called Music”, “Healing Hands of Time”, and “Yesterday's Wine”.

©2021 Willie Nelson and Turk Pipkin (P)2021 Harper Horizon

Critic Reviews

"Partly autobiographical, often funny, and entirely insightful from a cannabis-loving man who's fully experienced every one of his 88 years, Willie Nelson's Letters to America is a beautiful read for all." (New York Journal of Books)

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Like having a beer with the redheaded stranger

Willie's life stories, told through his letters, are preciously from his heart. The man is now so much more my 87 year old hero than I ever imagined. Keep the love going Willie.

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Simply the best.

Quintessential Willie. So much of his philosophy on love and life. I loved it. His best yet.

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Listen and learn

Great perspective on life. we need more people like Willie in our lives.. Live by the golden rule, please

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Willie Nelson's Letters to America

Awesome! Listening to this book from one of my idols was inspiring. I find it remarkable how much of my life follows Willie's philosophy on life. Super glad I found this book. Well done Willie!

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loved it from the first word to the last. Willie Nelson is an American treasure. I can't wait to listen again and again. He and I don't know each other, but we sure agree on much. Listen with an open mind. Let the words and opinions ferment for a bit. See if you can agree as well.

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Very good story

This is a very good story and I found a lot of what he says is funny I just love Willie Nelson it would’ve been better if it would’ve been read by Willie Nelson himself but it is still wonderful He tells it like it is and how it should be.

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Loved it!

Great story. The only thing that could have made it better is if Willie himself had read it.

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just when I thought I knew Willie...

...this book teaches me more about this incredible man. A great listen told in letter form. interesting tales from his heart and well narrated by Turk. I recommend to everyone....and I mean everyone.... you don't have to be a country music fan to hear his messages and feel his soul.

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This book could save America

Every single American should read this book. Willie Nelson and American hero, and if we can’t learn how to Live peacefully together as Americans after reading Willie‘s amazing common sense words of wisdom, then there is no hope for us. Willie says there is indeed help for us and I believe him

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Always fun to hear Willie's story's

Being from Texas and having a second cousin play in Willie's band. it always fun the hear the fun story's.
The way Willie thinks about life and the love of family and friends is inspiring. Some funny jokes in the book as well.