Tammy Wynette: Tragic Country Queen

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Penguin Group USA, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 432 pages
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From the New York Times bestselling biographer-the first book-length portrait of music legend Tammy Wynette.

Known for his acclaimed biographies of Neil Young, Russ Meyer, and Andy Milligan, Jimmy McDonough now delivers an emotional and revealing exploration of the life of the Queen of Heartbreak. Based on dozens of interviews, McDonough's book unveils a life of profound extremes, from Wynette's impoverished youth in Mississippi, to her meteoric rise after meeting legendary producer Billy Sherrill, to her star-crossed marriage to music legend George Jones. What emerges is an unforgettable view of a Nashville that no longer exists-and a woman whose life mirrored the sadness captured in her music.

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Review: Tammy Wynette: Tragic Country Queen

User Review  - Kristen Wampner - Goodreads

Tragic is right. Tammy Wynette had a very tragic life full of drugs, being used and being married to George Jones. Definitely not a life one would want to model that's for sure. I think you get a good ... Read full review

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User Review  - Naomi - Goodreads

It was a good, detailed book. It was a bit long. Parts go in to a lot of song writers that could have been shortened. Read full review

About the author (2011)

Jimmy McDonough's biography of Neil Young, Shakey, was a critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller. He has also written biographies of Russ Meyer and Andy Milligan, and has written for publications including The Village Voice and Variety. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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