Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter

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Loretta Lynn's classic memoir tells the story of her early life in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, and her amazing rise to the top of the music industry.
Born into deep poverty, married at thirteen, mother of six, and a grandmother by the time she was twenty-nine, Loretta Lynn went on to become one of the most prolific and influential songwriters and singers in modern country music. Here we see the determination and talent that led to her trailblazing career and made her the first woman to be named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association and the first woman to receive a gold record in country music.

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I have to admit, I knew next to nothing about Loretta Lynn before reading this book. I was aware she was a famous country music singer, but I couldn’t have named any of her songs off the top of my ... Read full review

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In 1970, country music legend Loretta Lynn released "Coal Miner's Daughter," a song that tells the story of her life. I read the book a number of years ago but kept hearing good things about the ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Loretta Lynn is a world famous singer, songwriter, and author. Her life story was the subject of an Academy Award winning film and soon to be mounted Broadway musical. In 2003 she became a Kennedy Center honoree. She is the mother of six children and lives in Hurricane Mills.

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.

"From the Hardcover edition.

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