Inspired by his song of the same name, “Pretty Paper” is about a street vendor attempting to sell wrapping paper and ribbons to passersby during the holiday season.
Ever since writing the song, Willie has wondered what became of the man he saw in Fort Worth, Texas so many years ago. So, in his book, Willie explores the idea of what that man and his life might have been like.
It’s very sweet.
“Pretty Paper” is available in stores now. Read an excerpt from the book at ew.com.