Willie Nelson’s Letters to America, is a mix of mash notes, fond memories, a hill-country homily or two, and some world-class examples of filler material, including this gem, one of a series of gag-worthy jokes ... But Mr. Nelson’s fans won’t mind. They’ll also enjoy his retellings of fabled events from his life ... What fans and other readers will cherish most is the tone of the project, alternately raucous, reverent and bittersweet.
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.
An epistolary grab bag of memories, lyrics, jokes, and homespun philosophy from the legendary musician ... If you’ve never read a book by or about Nelson, this one—characteristically conversational, inspirational, wise, funny, and meandering—is a good place to start ... Many of the personal stories about family and friends can be found in Me and Sister Bobbie, but they are good stories from a rich life, one of abundance for which Nelson remains profoundly grateful ... Another amiable book that is just what you’d expect from Willie.