Country music icon Willie Nelson has evolved over the years from an outlaw swimming against a Whiskey River to a Zen-like figure of wisdom and contentment. In this autobiographical collection of life advice, one of America's truest hearts reveals the spiritual and practical lessons learned from decades of hard knocks and good bounces. This collection of "Willie wisdom" takes us from his days as a young boy in Texas where he learned to respect his elders, to his roadhouse days when he united redneck rockers, long-haired hippies and straight-laced country music fans, to the mega-sized benefit concerts and environmentalism that define his boundless heart. And there are plenty of his favorite jokes along the way. Let Willie's common-sense approach to life awaken you to the happiness that already exists in your own heart.--From publisher description.