Coal Miner’s Daughter by Loretta Lynn with George Vecsey

With the help of George Vecsey, Loretta Lynn wrote the story of her life 1976. It was a huge bestseller and has never been out of print. It was made into a film in 1980, starring Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones, and last year marked the 40th anniversary of that film. (I have a …

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She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs by Sarah Smarsh

I love Dolly Parton. She's such an original and such a bright spark of honesty and kindness. She's funny, she's smart, she makes fun of herself and handles it brilliantly when others make fun of her. She never talks badly about others and has even been known to offer a helping hand to people who …

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