American novelist and screenwriter, many known for his books like As I USED TO BE Youthful and Easy (1958), Spore 7 (1979), and In Honkytonk Man (1980). He was a higher college drop-out and proved helpful as a natural cotton picker. He composed both the books as well as the screenplay of Honkytonk Man. He previously at least one young child and four grandchildren. Clint Eastwood starred in Honkytonk Guy.