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Excerpts from 'My Life': Willie Nelson's Latest Autobiography

Willie Nelson has been around so long that he needs several autobiographies to tell his story. His newest tome, It's a Long Story: My Life, is available in bookstores and at

The book has been excerpted by Freedom Leaf in the May issue. Here are a few snippets from the excerpt:

• I owmarijuana a lotAs I write theswords othverge oag82, I think I can fairly make the claim that marijuana - ithplacof boozecocaineantobacco - has contributed tmlongevity.

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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, editor-in-chief of Freedom Leaf, co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness, and the former editor of High Times.