Dolly on Dolly: Interviews and Encounters with Dolly Parton

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Chicago Review Press, May 1, 2017 - Music - 480 pages
"Nobody knows Dolly like Dolly," declares Dolly Parton. Dolly's is a rags-to-riches tale like no other. A dirt-poor Smoky Mountain childhood paved the way for the buxom blonde butterfly's metamorphosis from singer-songwriter to international music superstar. The undisputed "Queen of Country Music," Dolly has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and has conquered just about every facet of the entertainment industry: music, film, television, publishing, theatre, and even theme parks. It's been more than 50 years since Dolly Parton arrived in Nashville with just her guitar and a dream. Her story has been told many times and in many ways, but never like this. Dolly on Dolly is a collection of interviews spanning five decades of her career and featuring material gathered from celebrated publications including Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, Playboy, and Andy Warhol's Interview magazine. Also included are interviews which have not been previously available in print. Dolly's feisty and irresistible brand of humor, combined with her playful, pull-up-a-chair-and-stay-awhile delivery, makes for a fascinating and inviting experience in downhome philosophy and storytelling. Much like her patchwork "Coat of Many Colors," this book harkens back to the legendary entertainer's roots and traces her evolution, stitching it all together one piece at a time.

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Dolly on Dolly: Interviews and Encounters with Dolly Parton

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This collection of interviews charts Dolly Parton's 40-year career as a pop culture icon, gathering articles from Playboy, Interview, and Out magazines. Divided into six winsomely titled parts (e.g ... Read full review

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Blonde Ambition
Blonde Bombshell of Great Smokies JACKHURST
Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton GENE GUERRERO
Say Hello to the Real Miss Dolly JERRY BAILEY
Elusive Butterfly
DOLLY PARTON A Candid Conversation with the Curvaceous Queen of Country
The Sexy Superstar of Country Pop LAURA CUNNINGHAM
Toast of Dollywood
How I Came Close to SuicideCLIFFJAHR
Part V Steel Magnolia
One Tough Dolly JIMJEROME
Welcome to the Dolly House FRANK DECARO
Dolly PartonThe Smartest Working Woman in Show Business LINDARAY

Doin What Comes Naturally GERRI HIRSHEY
The Unsinkable Dolly Parton CHET FLIPPO
Radio Interview RALPH EMERY
Golly Dolly What WillShe Say Next? CLIFFJAHR
CEO of Dreams
Dolly Parton Talks About Days Future and Past LAWRENCE FERBER
Dolly Parton on Lesbian Wedding Rumors Boob Advice Says Drag Name Is P Titty CHRIS
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Randy L. Schmidt is the author of the acclaimed bestselling biography Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter and the editor of Judy Garland on Judy Garland and Yesterday Once More: The Carpenters Reader. He has also written articles for the Advocate and the Observer. He teaches music in Denton, Texas.

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