Old Songs in a New Cafe: Selected Essaysby Robert James Waller
Robert James Waller began the pieces in this book on a warm, green morning in the summer of 1983. He hadn't set out to be a writer. He just needed to record his feelings about people and animals and things he cared about. His first story, "Ridin' Along in Safety with Kennedy and Kuralt," told about being young and a musician, and how playing "The Wabash Cannonball" one day in a roadside bar changed the rest of his life. The Des Moines Register printed the essay, and people began asking for more.
The result is Old Songs in a New Cafe. A work of nonfiction, it takes you inside Robert James Waller's mind and world...revealing insightful experiences from his own life and, with his special magic, illuminating those poignant moments most of us share. Few writers possess the power to move us. Even fewer become legends in their own time. Robert James Waller has done both. Just as you have loved his best-selling novels, you will love...
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Meet the Author
Robert James Waller is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Bridges of Madison County —which was adapted into both a film and Broadway musical. Waller is also a photographer and musician. His other popular works include Old Songs in a New Café: Selected Essays, Border Music, Puerto Vallarta Squeeze, and his book of photographs, Images.
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Old Songs In a New Cafe is a book that I bring with me when I travel. I read it often and give it to friends as gifts. It has affected me in a very meaningful way. It is a masterpiece of literature. For every traveller, son, father - man.