Willie Nelson is the greatest living American philosopher.Willie Nelson is the cure for European Existentialism (or nihilism of any variety).Willie Nelson is the cure for Judeo-Christian-Islamist fundamentalism and it variants.Willie Nelson is the cure for materialist neo-fascism masquerading as patriotism in America today.He is on the middle path. He is able to laugh at himself before anyone else gets the chance to do so.He is love. He has written more than 2500 songs - just listen to 100 of them and you'll see (Start with Being Green).

That said, this collection of homespun hippie cowboy ancedotes isn't too bad, but it is not Plato's Cave either.Worth a read if your in a rush or a bad mood.