Honky Tonk Girl: My Life in Lyrics

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Alfred A. Knopf, 2012 - Music - 223 pages
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One of the most beloved country music stars of all time gives us the first collection of her lyrics and, in her own words, tells the stories that inspired her most popular songs, such as "Coal Miner's Daughter," "Don't Come Home A' Drinkin'," and, of course, "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl."

Loretta Lynn's rags-to-riches story--from her hardscrabble childhood in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, through her marriage to Oliver "Doolittle" Lynn when she was thirteen, to her dramatic rise to the top of the charts--has resonated with countless fans throughout her more than fifty-year career. Now, the anecdotes she shares here give us deeper insight into her life, her collaborations, her influences, and how she pushed the boundaries of country music by discussing issues important to working-class women, even when they were considered taboo. Readers will also get a rare look at the singer's handwritten lyrics and at personal photographs from her childhood, of her family, and of her performing life. Honky Tonk Girl: A Life in Lyrics is one more way for Lynn's fans--those who already love her and those who soon will--to know the heart and mind of this remarkable woman.
  

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Review: Honky Tonk Girl: My Life in Lyrics

User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

No new insight here if you've read her other books already. I was hoping for a few more specific stories like the one she gives for "Fist City" (...there was this female bus driver...) but it is just ... Read full review

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User Review  - Paige Gregory - Goodreads

This book is amazing! Not to mention, I loved all of the pictures in the book as well :) Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
13
Section 3
25
Section 4
49
Section 5
60
Section 6
94
Section 7
103
Section 8
105
Section 11
146
Section 12
148
Section 13
149
Section 14
160
Section 15
166
Section 16
178
Section 17
195
Section 18
199

Section 9
113
Section 10
123
Section 19
213
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LORETTA LYNN was the first woman to be named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association. She has had sixteen number-one singles, fifteen number-one albums, and countless other hit records.

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