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  - Natalie Stinson - Goodreads

Loretta Lynn is a genius! She's my new hero! She's the coolest! This book dishes the dirt and leaves no sleazy detail unturned! Read it! Read full review

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This was a fascinating read...loved learning more about Loretta's life. Read full review

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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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