The Facts of Life: And Other Dirty Jokes

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The Facts of Life: And Other Dirty Jokes
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Author Willie Nelson
Country United States
Language English
Subject Autobiography
Publisher Random House
Publication date
April 4, 2003
Media type Print (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages 248 pages
ISBN 978-0375758607
Preceded by Willie: An Autobiography
Followed by Farm Aid: A Song for America

The Facts of Life: And Other Dirty Jokes is a memoir written by American country music singer-songwriter Willie Nelson, published by Random House.


Co-written by Nelson and Larry McMurtry, the book was published by Random House on April 8, 2003.[1] The publication consists in biographical material from Nelson, not ordered chronologically, with a series of anechdotes of his early life and life as a musician. The material is complemented by the addition of lyrics, pictures from Nelson's youth and the inclusion of jokes.[2]


Publishers Weekly delivered a faborable review, commenting on its Non sequitur-style "Fans and readers with ADD will love it".[3] Austin Chronicle opined "There's not much in the author's way with a phrase, but this is still a fun, quick read".[2] Entertainment Weekly rated the book "B-", describing Nelson's writing as sometimes "loose to the point of laziness".[4]


  1. ^ "The Facts of Life And Other Dirty Jokes". Barnes & Noble. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Renshaw, Jerry (January 18, 2002). "The Facts of Life and Other Dirty Jokes". Austin Chronicle. Austin Chronicle Corp. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Facts of Life: And Other Dirty Jokes". Publisher's Weekly. PWxyz, LLC. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ Valby, Karen (February 8, 2002). "The Facts of Life: And Other Dirty Jokes". Entertainment Weekly. Entertainment Weekly Inc. Retrieved April 16, 2014.