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Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson's inspiring Christmas fable, based on his holiday classic "Pretty Paper." More than fifty years ago, Willie Nelson's beloved Christmas song "Pretty Paper" first hit the airwaves. And for all these years, Willie has wondered about the real-life Texas street vendor, selling wrappings and ribbons, who inspired his song. Who was this poor soul? What did his painful trials say about our loves, our hopes, our dreams in this holiday season-and in the rest of our lives? It's the early sixties and Willie Nelson is down and out, barely eking out a living as a singer-songwriter. The week before Christmas, he spots a legless man on a cart, selling wares in front of Leonard's Department Store in Fort Worth, Texas. The humble figure, by the name of Vernon Clay, piques Willie's curiosity, but Vernon is stubbornly private and-despite Willie's charming queries-has no interest in telling his story. Willie is tenacious, though, and he eventually learns that Vernon is a fellow musician, a fine guitarist and singer. When Vernon disappears, he leaves behind only a diary, which tells an epic tale of life-altering tragedies, broken hearts, and crooked record men, not to mention backroad honky-tonks, down-home cooking, and country songwriting genius. Deeply moved and spurred on by Vernon's pages, Willie aims to give the man one last shot at redemption and a chance to embody the holiday spirit. From the Hardcover edition.

Willie Nelson's inspiring Christmas fable, based on his holiday classic "Pretty Paper." More than fifty years ago, Willie Nelson's beloved Christmas song "Pretty Paper" first hit the airwaves. And for all these years, Willie has wondered about the real-life Texas street vendor, selling wrappings and ribbons, who inspired his song. Who was this poor soul? What did his painful trials say about our loves, our hopes, our dreams in this holiday season-and in the rest of our lives? It's the early sixties and Willie Nelson is down and out, barely eking out a living as a singer-songwriter. The week before Christmas, he spots a legless man on a cart, selling wares in front of Leonard's Department Store in Fort Worth, Texas. The humble figure, by the name of Vernon Clay, piques Willie's curiosity, but Vernon is stubbornly private and-despite Willie's charming queries-has no interest in telling his story. Willie is tenacious, though, and he eventually learns that Vernon is a fellow musician, a fine guitarist and singer. When Vernon disappears, he leaves behind only a diary, which tells an epic tale of life-altering tragedies, broken hearts, and crooked record men, not to mention backroad honky-tonks, down-home cooking, and country songwriting genius. Deeply moved and spurred on by Vernon's pages, Willie aims to give the man one last shot at redemption and a chance to embody the holiday spirit. From the Hardcover edition.
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Willie Nelson's inspiring Christmas fable, based on his holiday classic "Pretty Paper." More than fifty years ago, Willie Nelson's beloved Christmas song "Pretty Paper" first hit the airwaves. And for all these years, Willie has wondered about the real-life Texas street vendor, selling wrappings and ribbons, who inspired his song. Who was this poor soul? What did his painful trials say about our loves, our hopes, our dreams in this holiday season-and in the rest of our lives? It's the early sixties and Willie Nelson is down and out, barely eking out a living as a singer-songwriter. The week before Christmas, he spots a legless man on a cart, selling wares in front of Leonard's Department Store in Fort Worth, Texas. The humble figure, by the name of Vernon Clay, piques Willie's curiosity, but Vernon is stubbornly private and-despite Willie's charming queries-has no interest in telling his story. Willie is tenacious, though, and he eventually learns that Vernon is a fellow musician, a fine guitarist and singer. When Vernon disappears, he leaves behind only a diary, which tells an epic tale of life-altering tragedies, broken hearts, and crooked record men, not to mention backroad honky-tonks, down-home cooking, and country songwriting genius. Deeply moved and spurred on by Vernon's pages, Willie aims to give the man one last shot at redemption and a chance to embody the holiday spirit. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Ritz, W. Brown

Length:

5h 40m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:55

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:21


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:41


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:48


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:01


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:16


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:37


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:56


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:47


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:41


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:36


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:44


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:09


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

00:27