Those expecting an exhaustive memoir or even a semi-complete bio on the Red Headed Stranger are out of luck with this latest book by the country legend. Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die is exactly as stated in the subtitle, a collection of musings.
Everything from one-off fleeting thoughts and bad jokes, to political views and thoughts of his family and friends are collected in the slim, but highly entertaining collection. Far from being an easy man to pin down, Nelson speaks about how he first discovered weed, bio diesel and paradise in both Texas and Hawaii. It’s actually remarkable how much is revealed in so few pages.
A hero to both liberals and rednecks alike, Nelson’s latest is definitely worth owning for any longtime fan. Those looking for a more detailed bio on Nelson should check out Joe Nick Patoski’s Willie: An Epic Life… then come back to Roll Me Up.
Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings From the Road by Willie Nelson/Hardcover, 192 pages/William Morrow /2012