For more than 40 years, Willie Nelson has been a national treasure, contributing many memorable songs to our musical can. His impact, however, extends far beyond the scope of his music. A champion of family farms, Nelson has helped mobilize support for the American farmer, both as a founder of Farm Aid and more recently as one of the nation's most kwledgeable and recognized advocates of the use of biodiesel a clean-burning, renewable fuel made from vegetable oils or animal fats. In this funny and inspirational book, Nelson confronts our dependency on foreign oil as a source of energy. Through facts, stories, and interviews with everyday Americans, he explains the benefits of biodiesel as an alternative fuel that t only drastically reduces carbon dioxide emissions, but also may help save our family farms.
Willie Nelson, originally from the tiny farming community of Abbott, Texas, boasts a legendary career as a singer, songwriter, and actor. This American icon has also established himself as an advocate for the family farmer with his annual Farm Aid concerts and his recent venture in biodiesel.