Other people locked themselves away and hid from their demons. Townes flung open his door and said 'Come on in.' So writes Harold Eggers Townes Van Zandt's longtime road manager and producer in ÊMy Years with Townes Van Zandt: Music Genius and RageÊ ä a gripping memoir revealing the inner core of an enigmatic troubadour whose deeply poetic music was a source of inspiration and healing for millions but was for himself a torment struggling for dominance among myriad personal demons.ÞTownes Van Zandt often stated that his main musical mission was to write the perfect song that would save someone's life. However his life was a work in progress he was constantly struggling to shape and comprehend. Eggers says of his close friend and business partner that like the master song craftsman he was he was never truly satisfied with the final product but always kept giving it one more shot one extra tweak one last effort. ÞA vivid firsthand account exploring the source of the singer's prodigious talent widespread influence and relentless path toward self-destruction ÊMy Years with Townes Van ZandtÊ presents the truth of that all-consuming artistic journey told by a close friend watching it unfold.