The Facts of Life: And Other Dirty Jokes (Paperback)

By Willie Nelson, Larry McMurtry (Foreword by), Larry McMurtry (Preface by)
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Description


If you had to give America a voice, it’s been said more than once, that voice would be Willie Nelson’s. For more than fifty years, he’s taken the stuff of his life—the good and the bad—and made from it a body of work that has become a permanent part of our musical heritage and kept us company through the good and the bad of our own lives. So it’s fitting, and cause for celebration, that he has finally set down in his own words a book that does justice to his great gifts as a storyteller. In The Facts of Life, Willie Nelson reflects on what has mattered to him in life and what hasn’t. He also tells some great dirty jokes. The result is a book as wise and hilarious as its author.

About the Author


Willie Nelson is one of the most popular, prolific, and influential songwriters and singers in the history of American music. He has recorded more than one hundred albums over six decades, appeared in several films, and written two New York Times bestsellers: Willie: An Autobiography and The Facts of Life and Other Dirty Jokes.

Micah Nelson is a musician, visual artist, and videographer, and plays regularly with his father Willie Nelson.



Janet Lewis was a novelist, poet, and short-story writer whose literary career spanned almost the entire twentieth century. The "New York Times" has praised her novels as "some of the 20th century's most vividly imagined and finely wrought literature." Born and educated in Chicago, she lived in California for most of her adult life and taught at both Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. Her works include "The Wife of Martin Guerre" (1941), "The Trial of Soren Qvist" (1947), "The Ghost of Monsieur Scarron" (1959), "Good-Bye, Son and Other Stories" (1946), and "Poems Old and New" (1982).

Janet Lewis was a novelist, poet, and short-story writer whose literary career spanned almost the entire twentieth century. The "New York Times" has praised her novels as "some of the 20th century's most vividly imagined and finely wrought literature." Born and educated in Chicago, she lived in California for most of her adult life and taught at both Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. Her works include "The Wife of Martin Guerre" (1941), "The Trial of Soren Qvist" (1947), "The Ghost of Monsieur Scarron" (1959), "Good-Bye, Son and Other Stories" (1946), and "Poems Old and New" (1982).

Praise For…


“Who knew the world’s best-loved country singer had such a good sense of humor?” —Texas Monthly

“You can’t not like Willie Nelson.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune

“Pure Willie Nelson...equal parts minstrel, scoundrel, and cowboy—and all of it’s genuine.” —The Washington Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375758607
ISBN-10: 0375758607
Publisher: Random House Trade
Publication Date: April 8th, 2003
Pages: 248
Language: English