Bell’s prose is not unlike his lyrics: spare, beautiful, evocative, and often sneak-up-on-you funny. His chronicle of his own life and near death on the road reveals what it means to live for one’s art. This is a fine book about Texas music, the singer-songwriter tradition, and a personal journey that ends triumphant in the here and now. I’m proud to know Vince as both a friend and a fellow traveler.
—Joe Nick Patoski, author of Willie Nelson: An Epic Life