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ABOUT WILLIE NELSON'S LETTERS TO AMERICA
Willie’s latest book--a series of heartfelt letters, along with song lyrics to some of his biggest hits--draws upon his incredible seventy-year music career, his love-filled family life, and his role as an American icon and font of wit and wisdom.
Following his bestselling memoir, It’s a Long Story, Willie Nelson now delivers his most intimate thoughts and stories in Willie Nelson's Letters to America.
From his opening letter “Dear America” to his “Dear Willie” epilogue, Willie digs deep into his heart and soul--and his music catalog--to lift us up in difficult times, and to remind us of the endless promise and continuous obligations of all Americans--to themselves, to one another, and to their nation.
In a series of letters straight from the heart, Willie sends his thanks and his thoughts to
- Americans past, present, and future,
- his closest family members, and
- his personal heroes, from our founding fathers to the leaders of future generations.
Willie’s letters are rounded out with the moving lyrics to some of his most famous and insightful songs, including “Let Me Be a Man,” “Family Bible,” “Summer of Roses,” “Me and Paul,” and “Yesterday's Wine.”
ABOUT TURK PIPKIN
Writer and ﬁlmmaker Turk Pipkin is the director of three feature documentaries and the co-founder of the global education and conservation nonproﬁt, The Nobelity Project (www.nobelity.org).
As an actor, Turk is known for his recurring roles on HBO’s The Sopranos and The Leftovers, and for numerous feature ﬁlms including Friday Night Lights, The Alamo and Waiting for Guffman.
Turk is the author of a dozen ﬁction and nonﬁction books – including When Angels Sing (Algonguin), which became the feature ﬁlm Angels Sing, and the NY Times bestseller, The Tao of Willie, coauthored by Turk and American music legend, Willie Nelson. HIs latest book is another collaboration with his friend Willie Nelson. Willie Nelson’s Letters to America will be published by Harper Horizon on June 29, 2021.
In his innovative 2019 publishing project, Turk Pipkin's Book of the every-other Month club, Turk authored and published a subscription series of six new books, including the novel The Moleskin Mystery in one year. The series funded construction and library books for seven new school libraries in rural Kenya.
In addition to his feature docs Nobelity, One Peace at a Time and Building Hope (Audience Award winner at SXSW Film Fest), Turk has directed dozens of short ﬁlms, often partnering with conservation groups on global campaigns.
Turk also helms The Nobelity Project's partner projects, working with local communities to build classrooms, water systems, and libraries at 50 rural Kenyan schools, on reforestation/tree-planting programs in Kenya, Mexico and Texas, and on library and literacy projects in Kenya, Honduras, Mexico and the U.S. More information at www.nobelity.org.
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