100 Ways to Beat the Blues : An Uplifting Book for Anyone Who's Down
"This book is like a good song; it will reach so many people right where they live." ----Tanya TuckerHow do you beat the blues? We all have moments in life when we're down, lonely, or just plain sad. It's part of being human. Just as everyone is different, everyone has a unique way of beating the blues.For anyone who needs a bit of inspiration, a smile, or a friendly pat on the back, Tanya Tucker and ninety-nine friends offer this heartwarming collection of their personal recipes for beating the blues. Whether through family, friends, nature, music, or maybe even a little Jack Daniel's (as Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner recommended), the collected voices in this timeless book remind us of all the happiness and joy life has to offer. President George H. W. Bush yells at the television. Loretta Lynn makes herself a fried bologna sandwich. Sir Arthur C. Clarke explores the infinite universe of fractals. NASCAR's Geoff Bodine cleans the house. Seventy celebrities such as Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Orbach, and Garth Brooks and thirty ordinary folks such as a farmer, a private detective, a doctor, and a retired gospel radio-show host share what lifts their spirits and puts them back in the game of life. From George Jones's practical "Around the Farm Blues" to "Weird Al" Yankovic's funny "The Warm Weather Blues" to Cathie Pelletier's soulful "The Sunday Blues," 100 Ways to Beat the Blues is an inspiring guide to finding happiness no matter what the blues may bring.
- Electronic book text
- 11 May 2010
- SIMON & SCHUSTER
- United States
Table of contents
Contents1. The Two-Hour Blues Tanya Tucker2. The Wrong Motorcycle Blues Roseanne3. Perking Up the Blues Myrtle Todd4. Sweeping Away the Blues Geoff Bodine5. How We Beat the Blues George and Barbara Bush6. The Finite Blues Sir Arthur C. Clarke7. On the Road Blues James Gregory8. An Alternative to the Blues Willie Nelson9. The Walter Mitty Blues Robert Timmerman10. The Faces of the Blues Gayle Sayers11. The Backseat Blues Wesley McNair12. The Late-Night Blues Loretta Lynn13. The Broken Heart Blues Ian Duncan14. Two Words for the Blues Eric Burdon15. The Army Blues James Gordon Bennett16. The Front Porch Blues Rodney Ammons17. The Blues and Richard Harris Eva Juel18. Giving Away the Blues Morgan Fairchild19. The Waylon Blues Wendy Rodrigue20. The Helping Hand Blues Brenda Lee21. The Dark Side Blues David Prowse22. Rolling Over the Blues Pat Schroeder23. Laughter and the Blues Burt Reynolds24. Blues of the Heart Daniel Wolff25. The Good Medicine Blues George Stevens Jr.26. The Positive Side of the Blues Gene Pitney27. Quinnie's Blues Dinah Johnson28. The One-Time Blues Rita Coolidge29. Shane Beats the Blues Tim Sandlin30. Friends Can Beat the Blues Dr. Michael Obenski31. Beating the Blues Daily Garth Brooks32. The Cinematic Blues Dan Lauria33. How Farmers Beat the Blues Dave Stapleton34. The Insignificant Blues Joan Jett35. The Blues and the Fiddle Doug Kershaw36. The Jurassic Blues Tom Rymour37. The Jack Daniel's Blues Paul Sylbert38. The Warm Weather Blues "Weird Al" Yankovic39. Swinging Away the Blues Jean Atwood40. The High Altitude Blues Andrew Stevenson41. The Duet Blues Chad & Jeremy42. Hugging Away the Blues Gretchen Wilson43. When Friendly Angels Get the Blues Terri Derington44. Around the Farm Blues George Jones45. How to Dodge the Blues Terry Kay46. Planting the Blues Phil Richardson47. Country Music Beats the Blues Jerry Orbach48. Three Steps Ahead of the Blues Donna Fargo49. The Food Blues Dr. Joyce Brothers50. The Starting Over Blues Kristina Copkov51. Organizing the Blues Wynonna Judd52. How to Beat the Blues in L.A. Stephanie Germain53. The Mystery of the Blues Thomas Patrick Straw54. The Creative Blues Tommy James55. The Broken-Down Bus Blues Gerald Williams56. Cooking Up the Blues Ty Herndon57. The Espionage Blues Sherry Sullivan58. The Healing Blues Jesse Colin Young59. Jade's Message for the Blues Helen Vroon60. How Horses Lick the Blues Lynn Anderson61. Partying Away the Blues Troy Body62. The Polka Blues Cure Steve Popovich63. The Other Side of the Blues Judy Henske64. Riding Out the Blues Nicole McBreairty65. Dousing the Blues Bobby Braddock66. The Night Jimmy Smith Lit Up the Blues Porter Fox67. The Creepy Blues Taylor Dayne68. The Writing Blues Jeffrey A. Carver69. The Rainy Blues Delbert McClinton70. The Sheltering Blues Laura Gilpin71. The Starry Night Blues John Lappen72. The Vietnam Blues Shad Meshad73. Honky-tonk, Muzik, and the Blues Big & Rich74. The Yorkshire Blues Chris Simpson75. The Lawn Mower Blues Little Richard76. The Map-Crease Blues David Logan77. The Unbeatable Blues Kris Kristofferson78. Dissecting the Blues Paul Gahlinger79. The Friendly Blues Billy Bob Thornton80. Fly-Fishing Through the Blues Macye Lavinder Maher81. Outriding/Outplaying the Blues Bret Michaels82. The Ageless Blues Patsi Bale Cox83. The Texas Hold 'Em Blues Daniel Negreanu84. The Sunday Blues Cathie Pelletier85. Outjumping the Blues Charles Barkley86. The Swamp Blues Carl Hileman87. Blues for Sale Robert Westwood88. The Blues Is the Blues Jerry Lee Lewis89. The Unemployed Blues Jay Heckman90. The Sidecar Blues Wally Lamb91. The Scam Letter Blues Brad Christensen92. The Boring Blues Kinky Friedman93. The Four-Legged Rescue Blues Nancy Parker Simons94. The Positive Blues Rocky Blier95. Aldo and the Blues Hal Kant96. Burning Down the Blues Blake Shelton97. The Blue Heaven Blues Jose Eber98. Escaping the Blues Ray "Boom Boom" MancinI99. The Corner of Joy and Peace Blues Tammy Faye Messner100. The Tucker Children Beat the Blues