I Lived to Tell it All

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Villard, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 333 pages
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In I Lived to Tell It All, George Jones opens up and writes candidly and intimately about his failures and successes, his losses and loves. In this no-holds-barred account Jones admits how alcohol once ruled his life and performances (it wasn't for nothing that he was called "No Show Jones"); he confesses to a violent streak that ruined all too many friendships and relationships; and he details how he could always make a buck but never hold on to one. And he explains, in the most poignant, moving terms, how the love of a good woman can change a man, redeem him, and save his life. From his impoverished early years in East Texas and his hardscrabble first recordings, through his growing fame and volatile marriage to Tammy Wynette, to his latest acclaim as a clean-living, solid, "high-tech redneck", I Lived to Tell It All is George Jones - the good news, the bad news, and the just plain fun.

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User Review  - knahs - LibraryThing

Jones is the greatest country singer ever. However, as a man, he is a big disappointment. What a wasted life spent in a haze of alcohol and drugs – but he had an excuse – he was lonely, he felt ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The life and times of a hard-livin' good ol' boy. George Jones is one of the most distinctive singers in all of country music, with a wonderfully expressive voice that ranges from a plaintive tenor to ... Read full review


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George Jones has been called the greatest country singer of our time.  He lives  in Nashville with his wife, Nancy.

Tom Carter has co-authored books with Ralph Emery, Reba McEntire among others.  He lives in Nashville.

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