|Publisher:||Random House Inc|
|Publish Date:||Sep 2010|
|Number of Pages:||206|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.0|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.3 x 0.7 x 8.02|
|Preface to the Vintage Edition||p. iii|
|About Me and This Book||p. ix|
|Butcher Holler||p. 1|
|Family Style||p. 21|
|School Days||p. 27|
|The Pie Social||p. 35|
|Hey, You Ain't Supposed to Wear Clothes Under Your Nightgown||p. 47|
|Doo Kicks Me Out||p. 53|
|Two Thousand Miles From Home||p. 57|
|A Death in the Family||p. 65|
|Beginner's Luck||p. 73|
|An Honest-to-Goodness Record||p. 79|
|The Education of a Country Singer||p. 89|
|Music City, U.S.A.||p. 95|
|My Kids||p. 105|
|We Bought the Whole Town||p. 121|
|Me and Doo||p. 131|
|The Hyden Widows||p. 137|
|The Truth about My Health||p. 145|
|Entertainer of the Year||p. 155|
|Death Threats||p. 165|
|Baptized at Last||p. 169|
|Confessions of a Bug||p. 175|
|On the Road||p. 179|
|What's Next?||p. 193|
Lynn's nationally best-selling 1976 memoir, reissued by Vintage in trade paperback with an added foreword by the country songstress, is here newly recorded for audio by actress Sissy Spacek, who played Lynn in the 1980 Academy Award-winning film of the same name. Released on the heels of the 50th anniversary of her recording career, the book may introduce Lynn, a pioneer among female country music singers, to younger listeners who may only know her work through her recent recording with Jack White and/or tribute albums.
Lynn tells her story in a straightforward manner, with great humor, no regrets, and a deeply embedded sense of dignity. As read by Spacek, the autobiography is a collaboration among singer, actress, and material. The result is a gentle, charming, and thoroughly engaging story of an American original, highly recommended for anyone interested in American music.
-Pam Kingsbury, Univ. of North Alabama, Florence
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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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