Autobiography: From the Start

From superstar to star; from semi-celebrity to pseudo-celebrity, it seems as though everybody wants to tell their story…

These are the opening lines of the autobiography of a pop culture figure. Who is it?

“It’s a damn good thing I wasn’t the president after 9/11 because I would have…let’s not go there yet. But there are defining moments for every generation. The events of 9/11 were my generation’s defining moment, so we’ll start there.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was sitting in my garage watching TV like I usually do. It’s my morning ritual. When I’m home and off the road, I go out into the garage for a cigarette – because I can’t smoke in the house, which is cool. On that fateful day I dutifully retreated to the garage with my big mug of black coffee. I watched the Weather Channel to see if I was going to bother going outside, and then I flipped over to Fox News to start my day.”

Check back here tomorrow for the answer…

ANSWER:Trace Adkins’ “A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck,” 2007

Country singer and this season’s “Celebrity Apprentice” runner-up Trace Adkins headlines the Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain in Hunter at 9:45pm on Friday night (June 14). Go here for more info…

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