Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter

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Da Capo Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 204 pages
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Born in 1935 into abject poverty, married at age thirteen, and a grandmother by age twenty-nine, Loretta Lynn went on to become one of the most prolific and influential singers in modern country music. The first woman to be named the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year, Lynn boasts sixteen #1 singles, fifteen #1 albums, and sixty other hits including “Honky Tonk Girl,” “Before I’m Over You, “ “The Pill,” and “After the Fire Is Gone. “ Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner’s Daughter, a bestseller and the basis of the Oscar-winning film, is the intimate, revealing story of her journey from eastern Kentucky to Nashville to stardom to legend—told in her own voice, which rings as clear, natural, and powerful as the best of her songs.
  

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User Review  - John Chabalko - Goodreads

She's fascinating, has lead a fascinating life, and freely talks all about it. It's so foreign from office work and the rat race you'll feel like you went actually spent time in butcher hollow once ... Read full review

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An interesting and funny autobiography by Loretta Lynn. Read full review

Contents

Butcher Holler
1
Daddy
9
Mommy
15
Family Style
21
School Days
27
The Pie Social
35
Doolittle
41
Hey You Aint Supposed to Wear Clothes Under Your Nightgown
47
My Kids
105
Performer
111
Songwriter
117
We Bought the Whole Town
121
Me and Doo
131
The Hyden Widows
137
The Truth about My Health
145
Mexico
151

Doo Kicks Me Out
53
Two Thousand Miles From Home
57
A Death in the Family
65
Beginners Luck
73
An HonesttoGcodness Record
79
Fans
83
The Education of a Country Singer
89
Music City U S A
95
Patsy
99
Entertainer of the Year
155
Death Threats
165
Baptized at Last
169
Confessions of a Bug
175
On the Road
179
Whats Next?
193
Index
195
Copyright

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Lynn was married at age 13 and a grandmother at age 29. She is a popular country music singer.

George Vecsey, a sports columnist for "The New York Times," has written about such events as the FIFA World Cup and the Olympics but considers baseball, the sport he's covered since 1960, his favorite game. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including "Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter" (with Loretta Lynn), which was made into an Academy Award--winning film. He has also served as a national and religion reporter for "The New York Times," interviewing the Dalai Lama, Tony Blair, Billy Graham, and a host of other noteworthy figures. He lives in New York with his wife, an artist.

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