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She Come By It Natural : Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived her Songs

By: SMARSH, SARAH

1911590510 / 9781911590514
Paperback / softback
782.421642092
19/01/2021
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United Kingdom
129 x 198 mm 208 pages
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Dolly Parton is the reigning queen of country music, an iconic artist in command of her own career and image, and a thriving business empire to boot.

But her rise was not an easy one: born into poverty in east Tennessee, she left for Nashville at 18 with her belongings in three paper bags.

Even as she shot to fame and conquered a male-dominated world that underestimated her at every turn, she never lost her connection to the working-class community she sprang from. In this affectionate, sharply insightful book, Sarah Smarsh draws on her own experience growing up in rural Kansas to craft a resonant portrait of Parton's cultural importance, above all for the often unheard women who populate her songs: struggling mothers, pregnant teenagers, diner waitresses with deadbeat boyfriends.

At once candidly intimate and searchingly analytical, She Come By It Natural captures the enduring appeal of this singular star.

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