Thirty Years of Sausage, Fifty Years of Ham: Jimmy Dean's Own Story

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
From "one of the great icons of country music" (Mel Tillis) comes an inspiring American success story filled with anecdotes about the legends who crossed his path, including Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Roy Rogers, and George W. Bush. It's also Dean's incredible story of the multimillion-dollar venture that made him a household name-and the "deal from hell" with the Sara Lee company that became one of the most challenging periods of his life. Brimming with good will, folksy humor, nuggets of wisdom, and down-home philosophy, this is a story of a life well-lived that will charm, enthrall, and surprise Jimmy Dean's legion of fans.

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Honest, straightforward autobiography by country music star and sausage king Jimmy Dean. I always liked his sense of humor which comes through in this story of his life. From growing up poor in ... Read full review


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Dean was born in Olton, Texas, joined the Merchant Marine at age seventeen, and served in the Air Force in Washington, D.C. It was during this time there that he began his musical career, singing with country bands in local venues.

Dean is a singer, songwriter, and former Mercury-Polygram recording artist.

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