My House of Memories : An Autobiography
In this riveting personal story, award-winning,bestselling country musicrecording artist Merle Haggard takesyou on a tour through his house ofmemories, offering a fascinating lookinside his turbulent yet successful life.Merle reveals the true stories about hisbirth and troubled upbringing in a convertedrailroad boxcar. He recalls the lossof his father when he was nine, after whichhis childhood disobedience transformedinto full-blown delinquency that eventuallylanded him behind the cold walls ofSan Quentin. He gives tribute to hismother and relives the painful memoryof her death. He shares the lessons helearned from a life shaped by violence,gambling, and drugs, never shying awayfrom the fact that he continues to pay fordecades of reckless living. And he talksabout the music he loves-how, ultimately,it has defined the man he is.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 149.86 x 223.52 x 22.86mm | 294.83g
- 01 Jan 2011
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- It Books
- New York, United States
Merle is an American original classic legend. He's every singer-songwriter's hero. He's a great singer. I asked George Jones who his favorite singer was, and he said Merle Haggard. God really blessed ol' Merle. He's the real deal! -- Alan Jackson When I started to have to deal with all those things that have to do with real life, that's when Merle's music started to make sense to me." -- Emmylou Harris
About Tom Carter
Merle Haggard is the author of Sing Me Back Home. He has recorded forty-one number one hits. Tom Carter is a Nashville journalist who has collaborated on autobiographies of major country superstars, including Glen Campbell, Ralph Emery, Reba McEntire, and George Jones.