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Book Title:  Live In Texas Reviewed by:  Stephen Fearing Date: 8-22-02
Reviewer is from:  Ontario, Canada Rating:  ллллл  

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Hey Vince, Thank you so much for the copy of your book!  I read it in one fell swoop on a long (delayed due to weather) trip from Toronto to Anchorage.  What can I say that you haven't heard already?  You are one stubborn man and a donkey of the highest order.  I was very moved by your tale, in awe of your ability to keep your vision intact throughout the ordeal and got a few belly laughs to boot!  You are obviously a hero to your pals who watched you through the process of recovery and to those of us who are just getting to know you and your music, a rare gem in a sea of sh**.
I'm so glad that I had the pleasure of working with you at that little theater and now to read your book, puts a whole different context to that show.
I particularly liked the part of the book where you are ticketing cars at the airport and a guy in a sports car appears at the window of your booth...I agree wholeheartedly with your brief bit of advice for that young man and can only hope that I will have the grace to grow and go through the mill with the same aplomb as you have.
On another note, it was good to see/hear your lanky grey pony tail and song gracing the gorgeous booklet that came with Lyle Lovett's newest CD.  Congrats all around.  My respect and admiration to you!
"Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups."

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Book Title:  Live In Texas Reviewed by:  Jeff Canyon Date: 8-22-02
Reviewer is from:  Austin, TX Rating:  ллллл  

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This book is about an Austin musician who had a car wreck in December 1982 and was found face down on the ground unconscious but breathing spontaneously.  He was transferred to the hospital where they performed an exploratory laparatomy, repaired multiple liver lacerations and a bilateral tube thoracostomies.  He also had a brain injury and an injury to his right arm.  This book is about his ten year rehabilitation of the music he loved.  It tells in great detail about his struggles to return to making music.  The author now lives in Tennessee with his wife Sarah, his border collie and three cats.  His debut album "Phoenix" landed him high on many best-of-the-year lists.  While touring the U.S. and Europe to support the recording, and preparing for a new CD release in 1999, he wrote his autobiographical work.
"One Man's Music" takes you on a journey through all of the trials and tribulations of having a brain injury, as well as all of the steps one would need to return to some form of meaningful life; and how scary it all was and how much time it all took.  This book was very interesting to me and I had a hard time putting it down.  It was also very realistic.  It touched me personally because I also have a brain injury and it showed me how if I work very hard I can overcome the injury.  I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has had a brain injury or knows someone who has one.

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Book Title:  Live In Texas Reviewed by:  Anonymous Date: 8-22-02
Reviewer is from:  Connecticut Rating:  ллллл  

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I'm reading your book and I love it!  It's gripping, dramatic, beautifully written, funny, poetic, unique.  Mea culpa: When first I read the rough draft of your book, I totally failed to appreciate it.  Well, that shows what I know (i.e., what I don't know).  I could not see the wheat from the chaff.  I failed to see that it needed only editing.
Your book is really a gem!  I'm only half way through and squeezing out every minute to get back to it and finish.  I never finished the first rough draft, so now I'm in suspense, to find out what happens.
I admire your word choices: they're unusual and effective.  Joseph Conrad used English in unusual ways and they say this is because it wasn't his native language.  Do you think maybe you had to learn English a little?
I'm delayed finishing your book only because we're busy closing our house and packing, to go to Florida.  Of course, we're taking it with us.  I'll appreciate your Caribbean episode under the palm trees.

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