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Book Title: Pretty Paper|
The author of the book: Willie Nelson
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Reader ratings: 7.9
Edition: Platinum Spotlight Series
Date of issue: January 1st 2017
ISBN 13: 9781683242321
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 830 KB
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As this story begins, it’s the Holiday Season in 1960s Fort Worth, Texas; the hustle and bustle of Christmas is evident along the street. Sidewalks crowded with shoppers. Decorations abound. Pretty lights, pretty decorations and a quiet song in the air from a street vendor selling his papers.
But then, all of a sudden, a few steps down from the store’s main entrance, I saw someone who stopped me in my tracks: a man, whose legs had been amputated above his knees, supporting himself on a large wooden board resting on four wheels. The board held not only the man but an array of neatly arranged products that he was selling – wrapping paper, pencils and ribbons. In addition to the traditional Christmas colors of green and red, his merchandise also came in blue, orange, purple and yellow. He easily moved around the board, supporting himself with his long, strong arms.
“Pretty paper!” he sang out in a strong and emotional voice. “Pretty ribbons of blue…wrap your presents to your darling from you … pretty pencils to write ‘I love you.’”
The vendor’s name is Vernon. Vernon Clay. Willie hears a song in Vernon’s “sales pitch” and tries to learn his story, but Vernon doesn’t want his pity or his help. Willie is pretty persevering, wanting to find out more about Vernon. He just feels there is a story there waiting to be told.
Willie Nelson wrote the song “Pretty Paper” based on Frankie Brierton, a street vendor. Brierton, who never even knew this song was written about him, was the inspiration for the song, and the song is the inspiration for this story. “Pretty Paper” and was a collaboration between Willie Nelson and David Ritz.
I loved this story; it’s charming, and heartwarming. While it is based around Christmas, this is not your typical Christmas book, but it is my favourite kind of Christmas story – one that holds your heart in its hand tenderly and delivers a lovely story that is enjoyable no matter what holiday you celebrate (or don’t), and serves as a nice reminder of the goodness in others that we sometimes don’t see, and sometimes overlook.
Vernon’s story is heartwrenching and heartwarming, told with the most tender, loving care.
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Read information about the authorWillie Hugh Nelson is an American singer-songwriter and actor. He is widely regarded as one of the most beloved and notorious country music singers. He reached his greatest fame during the so-called "outlaw country" movement of the 1970s, but remains iconic, especially in American popular culture. In recent years he has continued to tour, record, and perform, and this, combined with activities in advocacy of cannabis, as well as a well-publicized 2006 arrest for cannabis possession, have made him the subject of renewed media attention.
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