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100 Ways to Beat the Blues

By Tanya Tucker

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Format: Paperback, 194 pages
Published In: United States, 01 March 2006
How do you beat the blues? We all have moments in life when we're down, lonely, or just plain sad. It's part of being human. Just as everyone is different, everyone has a unique way of beating the blues. For anyone who needs a bit of inspiration, a smile, or a friendly pat on the back, Tanya Tucker and ninety-nine friends offer this heartwarming collection of their personal recipes for beating the blues. President George H.W. Bush yells at the television. Loretta Lynn makes herself a fried bologna sandwich. Sir Arthur C. Clarke explores the infinite universe of fractals. NASCAR's Geoff Bodine cleans the house. Seventy celebrities such as Kris Kristofferson, Wynonna Judd, and Garth Brooks and thirty ordinary folks such as a farmer, a private detective, a doctor, and a retired gospel radio-show host share what lifts their spirits and remind us of all the joy life has to offer.

Table of Contents

Contents 1. The Two-Hour Blues Tanya Tucker 2. The Wrong Motorcycle Blues Roseanne 3. Perking Up the Blues Myrtle Todd 4. Sweeping Away the Blues Geoff Bodine 5. How We Beat the Blues George and Barbara Bush 6. The Finite Blues Sir Arthur C. Clarke 7. On the Road Blues James Gregory 8. An Alternative to the Blues Willie Nelson 9. The Walter Mitty Blues Robert Timmerman 10. The Faces of the Blues Gayle Sayers 11. The Backseat Blues Wesley McNair 12. The Late-Night Blues Loretta Lynn 13. The Broken Heart Blues Ian Duncan 14. Two Words for the Blues Eric Burdon 15. The Army Blues James Gordon Bennett 16. The Front Porch Blues Rodney Ammons 17. The Blues and Richard Harris Eva Juel 18. Giving Away the Blues Morgan Fairchild 19. The Waylon Blues Wendy Rodrigue 20. The Helping Hand Blues Brenda Lee 21. The Dark Side Blues David Prowse 22. Rolling Over the Blues Pat Schroeder 23. Laughter and the Blues Burt Reynolds 24. Blues of the Heart Daniel Wolff 25. The Good Medicine Blues George Stevens Jr. 26. The Positive Side of the Blues Gene Pitney 27. Quinnie's Blues Dinah Johnson 28. The One-Time Blues Rita Coolidge 29. Shane Beats the Blues Tim Sandlin 30. Friends Can Beat the Blues Dr. Michael Obenski 31. Beating the Blues Daily Garth Brooks 32. The Cinematic Blues Dan Lauria 33. How Farmers Beat the Blues Dave Stapleton 34. The Insignificant Blues Joan Jett 35. The Blues and the Fiddle Doug Kershaw 36. The Jurassic Blues Tom Rymour 37. The Jack Daniel's Blues Paul Sylbert 38. The Warm Weather Blues "Weird Al" Yankovic 39. Swinging Away the Blues Jean Atwood 40. The High Altitude Blues Andrew Stevenson 41. The Duet Blues Chad & Jeremy 42. Hugging Away the Blues Gretchen Wilson 43. When Friendly Angels Get the Blues Terri Derington 44. Around the Farm Blues George Jones 45. How to Dodge the Blues Terry Kay 46. Planting the Blues Phil Richardson 47. Country Music Beats the Blues Jerry Orbach 48. Three Steps Ahead of the Blues Donna Fargo 49. The Food Blues Dr. Joyce Brothers 50. The Starting Over Blues Kristina Copkov 51. Organizing the Blues Wynonna Judd 52. How to Beat the Blues in L.A. Stephanie Germain 53. The Mystery of the Blues Thomas Patrick Straw 54. The Creative Blues Tommy James 55. The Broken-Down Bus Blues Gerald Williams 56. Cooking Up the Blues Ty Herndon 57. The Espionage Blues Sherry Sullivan 58. The Healing Blues Jesse Colin Young 59. Jade's Message for the Blues Helen Vroon 60. How Horses Lick the Blues Lynn Anderson 61. Partying Away the Blues Troy Body 62. The Polka Blues Cure Steve Popovich 63. The Other Side of the Blues Judy Henske 64. Riding Out the Blues Nicole McBreairty 65. Dousing the Blues Bobby Braddock 66. The Night Jimmy Smith Lit Up the Blues Porter Fox 67. The Creepy Blues Taylor Dayne 68. The Writing Blues Jeffrey A. Carver 69. The Rainy Blues Delbert McClinton 70. The Sheltering Blues Laura Gilpin 71. The Starry Night Blues John Lappen 72. The Vietnam Blues Shad Meshad 73. Honky-tonk, Muzik, and the Blues Big & Rich 74. The Yorkshire Blues Chris Simpson 75. The Lawn Mower Blues Little Richard 76. The Map-Crease Blues David Logan 77. The Unbeatable Blues Kris Kristofferson 78. Dissecting the Blues Paul Gahlinger 79. The Friendly Blues Billy Bob Thornton 80. Fly-Fishing Through the Blues Macye Lavinder Maher 81. Outriding/Outplaying the Blues Bret Michaels 82. The Ageless Blues Patsi Bale Cox 83. The Texas Hold 'Em Blues Daniel Negreanu 84. The Sunday Blues Cathie Pelletier 85. Outjumping the Blues Charles Barkley 86. The Swamp Blues Carl Hileman 87. Blues for Sale Robert Westwood 88. The Blues Is the Blues Jerry Lee Lewis 89. The Unemployed Blues Jay Heckman 90. The Sidecar Blues Wally Lamb 91. The Scam Letter Blues Brad Christensen 92. The Boring Blues Kinky Friedman 93. The Four-Legged Rescue Blues Nancy Parker Simons 94. The Positive Blues Rocky Blier 95. Aldo and the Blues Hal Kant 96. Burning Down the Blues Blake Shelton 97. The Blue Heaven Blues Jose Eber 98. Escaping the Blues Ray "Boom Boom" MancinI 99. The Corner of Joy and Peace Blues Tammy Faye Messner 100. The Tucker Children Beat the Blues

About the Author

Tanya Tucker was born in Seminole, Texas, and achieved international fame at the age of thirteen when her first single, "Delta Dawn," soared to the top of the charts. Considered to be one of the great song stylists, she has become one of music's most beloved icons. Her recording catalog includes more than a hundred solo and compilation albums; she has been honored with the highest awards country music can offer and has received numerous awards for her work outside music. When she is not on tour she is at her Tennessee farm with her three children: Presley, Grayson, and Layla, as well as assorted dogs, cats, and horses.

EAN: 9780743282857
ISBN: 074328285X
Publisher: Fireside Books
Dimensions: 20.47 x 12.6 x 1.37 centimetres (0.23 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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