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Willie Nelson : The Outlaw

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In this intimate and engaging biography, Graeme Thomson interviews Nelson himself, his band and those who knew him best en route to discovering the real Willie Nelson. The Outlaw brilliantly describes a complex and compelling man whose life and music reflect something fundamental at the heart of twentieth-century America. Thomson's revealing portrait is a timely reminder of the stature and achievements of a true living legend. Covering everything from dirt poor beginnings in Texas, global fame in the 70s, four marriages, the death of a son and affairs with Amy Irving and Candice Bergen up to his current position as a 73-year-old pot smoking man of the road, Thomson's account emerges as the first detailed, clear-eyed account of Nelson's fascinating life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 144 x 224 x 26mm | 439.99g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2x8 colour illustration sections
  • 0753511843
  • 9780753511848
  • 895,494

About Graeme Thomson

Graeme Thomson writes on music for several publications, including Word, the Observer, Time Out and the Herald. He is author of Complicated Shadows: The Life & Music of Elvis Costello.show more

Review quote

"'A LIVELY READ AND VIVID PORTRAIT' OBSERVER 'A timely reminder of the stature and achievements of the 72-year-old Texan' Daily Telegraph 'A tale of drink, drugs, women and excess that would make [Keith] Richards reach for the Panadol. It's a great tale, well worth the read' Sunday Sport"show more

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"A lively read and vivid portrait"show more

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61 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
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4 43% (26)
3 34% (21)
2 3% (2)
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