She Come By It Natural

She Come By It Natural
Author: Sarah Smarsh
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781982157302
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Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Heartland focuses her laser-sharp insights on a working-class icon and one of the most unifying figures in American culture: Dolly Parton. Growing up amid Kansas wheat fields and airplane factories, Sarah Smarsh witnessed firsthand the particular vulnerabilities—and strengths—of women in working poverty. Meanwhile, country songs by female artists played in the background, telling powerful stories about life, men, hard times, and surviving. In her family, she writes, “country music was foremost a language among women. It’s how we talked to each other in a place where feelings aren’t discussed.” And no one provided that language better than Dolly Parton. Smarsh challenged a typically male vision of the rural working class with her first book, Heartland, starring the bold, hard-luck women who raised her. Now, in She Come By It Natural, originally published in a four-part series for The Journal of Roots Music, No Depression, Smarsh explores the overlooked contributions to social progress by such women—including those averse to the term “feminism”—as exemplified by Dolly Parton’s life and art. Far beyond the recently resurrected “Jolene” or quintessential “9 to 5,” Parton’s songs for decades have validated women who go unheard: the poor woman, the pregnant teenager, the struggling mother disparaged as “trailer trash.” Parton’s broader career—from singing on the front porch of her family’s cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains to achieving stardom in Nashville and Hollywood, from “girl singer” managed by powerful men to leader of a self-made business and philanthropy empire—offers a springboard to examining the intersections of gender, class, and culture. Infused with Smarsh’s trademark insight, intelligence, and humanity, She Come By It Natural is a sympathetic tribute to the icon Dolly Parton and—call it whatever you like—the organic feminism she embodies.

Songteller

Songteller
Author: Anonymous,Dolly Parton
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1529349796
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Release: 2020-11-17
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop culture legend. As told by Dolly Parton in her own inimitable words, explore the songs that have defined her journey. Illustrated throughout with previously unpublished images from Dolly Parton's personal and business archives. Mining over 60 years of songwriting, Dolly Parton highlights 150 of her songs and brings readers behind the lyrics. - Packed with never-before-seen photographs and classic memorabilia - Explores personal stories, candid insights, and myriad memories behind the songs Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics reveals the stories and memories that have made Dolly a beloved icon across generations, genders, and social and international boundaries. Containing rare photos and memorabilia from Parton's archives, this book is a show-stopping must-have for every Dolly Parton fan. - Learn the history behind classic Parton songs like "Jolene," "9 to 5," "I Will Always Love You," and more. - The perfect gift for Dolly Parton fans (everyone loves Dolly!) as well as lovers of music history and country Add it to the shelf with books like Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton, The Beatles Anthology by The Beatles, and Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen.

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton
Author: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara,Daria Solak
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9780711246256
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Release: 2020-06-02
Editor: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This board book version of Dolly Parton—from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series—introduces the youngest dreamers to the incredible life of this singer-songwriter and businesswoman. Little Dolly grew up in Tennessee in a family "as poor as dirt." She started performing at an early age, singing on local radio and television. After graduating high school, she moved to Nashville to pursue her singing dreams. Her managers wanted her to sing pop, but she followed her heart to sing and write country songs. Her heart was right—Dolly became a musical superstar, but she never forgot where she came from. She now uses her wealth to give back to people, children, and animals in need. Babies and toddlers will love to snuggle as you read to them the engaging story of this fascinating musician and will also enjoy exploring the stylish and quirky illustrations of this sturdy board book on their own. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

Dream More

Dream More
Author: Dolly Parton
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781101600191
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Release: 2012-11-27
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The legendary Dolly Parton shares her heartfelt hopes and dreams for everyone. Expanding on the popular commencement speech Dolly Parton gave at the University of Tennessee, Dream More is a deeper and richer exploration of the personal philosophy she has forged over the course of her astonishing career as a singer, songwriter, performer, and philanthropist. Dolly elaborates on the four great hopes she wants us all to embrace: Dream more, Learn more, Care more, and Be more. She offers examples from her own life, from her childhood in the hills of eastern Tennessee to her life as the iconic performer she is today. From one of the legends of our time, Dream More is an honest, funny, and uplifting anthem for all who want to take charge of their lives and forge a future on their own terms.

Finding Her Voice

Finding Her Voice
Author: Mary A. Bufwack,Robert K. Oermann
Pages: 607
ISBN: UOM:39015062844975
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Release: 2003
Editor: Country Music Foundation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The spirit of the mountains: women in American folk music - Southern sentiments: country females in 19th century show business - Single girl, married girl: the Carter family and the birth of country music recording - The national barn dance: country women, radio and the Great Depression - Hungry disgusted blues: women in protest - Hollywood hayride: country music in World War II - Honky-tonk girl: Kitty Wells and her postwar sisters - All-day sing: women and Southern gospel music - Rockabilly women: let's have a party - The Nashville sound: Patsy Cline and the grand ole opry - The folk revival: come all ye fair and tender maidens - You're lookin' at country: Loretta Lynn and working-class pride - The heroines of heartbreak: Tammy Wynette and traditional values - Just because I'm a woman: Dolly Parton and her savvy sisters - Hollywood Tennessee: Barbara Mandrell and the show queens of country music - Back to country: Emmylou Harris and the country-rock fusion - Little Darlin's not my name: women in bluegrass - Eighties ladies and beyond: images for modern times - Meeting the millennium: female country triumphs.

Dolly

Dolly
Author: Dolly Parton
Pages: 332
ISBN: 0061092363
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Release: 1995
Editor: Harpercollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The successful country singer reveals her life since leaving home at the age of eighteen to pursue a singing career, while discussing her personal philosophies, her marriage, her friendships, and her achievements

I Am a Rainbow

I Am a Rainbow
Author: Dolly Parton
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0141330104
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Release: 2010
Editor: Puffin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dolly Parton, award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and producer, brings her skills to picture books for the first time. Have you ever been tickled pink, green with envy or maybe just plain blue? I am a Rainbow is a colourful upbeat picture book that encourages children of all ages to think about their feelings.

33 Revolutions Per Minute

33 Revolutions Per Minute
Author: Dorian Lynskey
Pages: 864
ISBN: 9780571277209
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Release: 2011-03-03
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why 33? Partly because that's the number of rotations performed by a vinyl album in one minute, and partly because it takes a lot of songs to tell a story which spans seven decades and five continents - to capture the colour and variety of this shape-shifting genre. This is not a list book, rather each of the 33 songs offers a way into a subject, an artist, an era or an idea. The book feels vital, in both senses of the word: necessary and alive. It captures some of the energy that is generated when musicians take risks, and even when they fail, those endeavours leave the popular culture a little richer and more challenging. Contrary to the frequently voiced idea that pop and politics are awkward bedfellows, it argues that protest music is pop, in all its blazing, cussed glory.

Smart Blonde The Life of Dolly Parton

Smart Blonde  The Life of Dolly Parton
Author: Stephen Miller
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781783233915
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Release: 2008-07-02
Editor: Omnibus Press
Language: en

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Coat of Many Colors

Coat of Many Colors
Author: Dolly Parton
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780451533425
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Release: 2016-10-18
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dolly Parton lends the lyrics of her classic song "Coat of Many Colors" to this heartfelt picture book for young readers. Country music legend Dolly Parton's rural upbringing in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee provides the backdrop for this special picture book. Using lyrics from her classic song "Coat of Many Colors," the book tells the story of a young girl in need of a warm winter coat. When her mother sews her a coat made of rags, the girl is mocked by classmates for being poor. But Parton's trademark positivity carries through to the end as the girl realizes that her coat was made with love "in every stitch." Beautiful illustrations pair with Parton's poetic lyrics in this heartfelt picture book sure to speak to all young readers.

The Words and Music of Dolly Parton

The Words and Music of Dolly Parton
Author: Nancy Cardwell
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9780313378034
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Release: 2011-07-31
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

· Rare photographs of Parton's early career from legendary photographer Les Leverett, retired staff photographer for the Grand Ole Opry · Interviews with many of Parton's collaborators over the years, including producers, engineers, and other artists · A discography of Dolly Parton's albums and hit songs and a list of her awards

She Said It Best Dolly Parton

She Said It Best  Dolly Parton
Author: Kimma Parish
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781250134547
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Release: 2017-06-20
Editor: Castle Point Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dolly Parton is a country music legend, but also one of America’s most beloved celebrities. Her warmth, spirit, and no-nonsense advice is embraced by millions of people who love her positive personality and encouraging attitude. In this coloring book, Dolly’s inspiring words will be paired with equally inspiring designs to color. Sample quotations include: “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” “You’d be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap!” This clever and lovely coloring book series combines quotations from beloved wise women with beautiful black-and-white illustrations. In an attractive paperback format with foil embellishments, these books stand on their own as lovely art objects and impressive gifts.

Fanny on Fire

Fanny on Fire
Author: Edith G. Tolchin
Pages: 244
ISBN: 0998067296
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Release: 2017-10-27
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fanny Goldman contacts the Feed Us Channel to kvetch and lands her own cooking show because she slept with the producer almost forty years before. Throughout her life, Fanny copes with adversity by absurdity. Fanny shares heartbreak and happiness with her own brand of Bronx humor as well as the recipe that created chair-twerking for seniors!

The Faith of Dolly Parton

The Faith of Dolly Parton
Author: Dudley Delffs
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780310352938
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Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: Zondervan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dolly Parton has entertained, educated, and inspired millions of fans for over five decades. Whether she’s writing songs, performing live, recording new albums, acting in or producing new movies and TV programs, expanding her wildly successful Dollywood amusement park, helping children around the world learn to read with her Imagination Library nonprofit, or donating millions of dollars to schools, charities, and people in need, the Queen of Country Music has never been shy about crediting her Christian faith for her success. “A belief in God is essential,” Dolly shares. “You have to believe in something bigger than yourself. We grew up believing that through God all things are possible.” Growing up in the little mountain church where her grandfather preached, Dolly started singing hymns and playing guitar at services when she was only six. Consequently, she has never been shy about discussing her faith and relationship with God. “People say, ‘Well, I am surprised that you talk about your faith,’ and I say, ‘Why not? That’s who I am. That’s what keeps me going,’” she explains. Tennessee native, Dolly fanboy, and award-winning writer Dudley Delffs now spotlights ten faith lessons as evidenced in Dolly’s life, music, interviews, and attitude. The Faith of Dolly Parton focuses on the ways Dolly’s life can inspire us all to be more authentic, to trust God during hard times, to stay grounded during the good times, and to always keep our sense of humor. Sometimes poignant, sometimes funny, frequently surprising, and always true to Dolly’s down-home spirit of joyful generosity, this book will delight her millions of fans as well as anyone seeking a fresh faith-filled role model.

Fair and Tender Ladies

Fair and Tender Ladies
Author: Lee Smith
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101516485
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Release: 2011-07-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A tour de force." LOS ANGELES TIMES Ivy Rowe may not have much education, but her thoughts are classic, and her experiences are fascinating. Born near the turn of the century in the Virginia Mountains, Ivy's story is told completely through letters she is forever writing, and that you will forever want to read.... "Few readers will be dry-eyed as they watch this extraordinary woman disappear around that last bend in the road." CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift
Author: Tyler Conroy
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781501143472
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Release: 2016-10-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A book about Taylor. Made with love. By fans. For fans. “Delightful...A rich and exhaustive production...Swifties have gotten their bible.” —The New Yorker Ten years ago, an unknown sixteen-year-old released a self-titled debut country album. A decade later, Taylor Swift has reached record-breaking, chart-topping heights. A ten-time Grammy winner, Swift has been hailed for her songwriting talent, crossed effortlessly from country to pop, and established herself as a musician who can surprise, delight, and inspire, all while connecting with her fans in a way that only she can. Amazingly, after all these years, there is no great, comprehensive book about Swift for her fans. Until now. This book, a fan-generated celebration of Swift’s first decade as an artist, collects the best writing and images from the past ten years in one gorgeous volume. From prefame interviews with Swift in local Pennsylvania newspapers to major profiles in The New Yorker and Rolling Stone; from album reviews by top critics such as Robert Christgau, Sasha Frere-Jones, and Ann Powers to essays by beloved novelists like Maggie Shipstead; from Tavi Gevinson’s classic ode to Swift in The Believer to Q&As with Chuck Klosterman and humorous analysis from McSweeney’s and The Hairpin; from album-themed crossword puzzles and adult coloring pages to profiles of Taylor’s biggest fans; from an excerpt of the soon-to-be-published novel Taylor Swift: Girl Detective to a “book within a book” of Swift’s most inspiring quotations titled (naturally) The Tao of Tay, this book is the vital collection of all things Taylor. Here, finally, is the must-have book for every Swiftie and every music lover. For, as Klosterman wrote in GQ, “If you don’t take Swift seriously, you don’t take contemporary music seriously.” * This book is a tribute to Taylor Swift, but she was not involved in its creation. *

Dolly Parton Songteller

Dolly Parton  Songteller
Author: Dolly Parton,Robert K. Oermann
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9781529349818
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Release: 2020-11-17
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop culture legend. As told by Dolly Parton in her own inimitable words, explore the songs that have defined her journey. Illustrated throughout with previously unpublished images from Dolly Parton's personal and business archives. Mining over 60 years of songwriting, Dolly Parton highlights 150 of her songs and brings readers behind the lyrics. - Packed with never-before-seen photographs and classic memorabilia - Explores personal stories, candid insights, and myriad memories behind the songs Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics reveals the stories and memories that have made Dolly a beloved icon across generations, genders, and social and international boundaries. Containing rare photos and memorabilia from Parton's archives, this book is a show-stopping must-have for every Dolly Parton fan. - Learn the history behind classic Parton songs like "Jolene," "9 to 5," "I Will Always Love You," and more. - The perfect gift for Dolly Parton fans (everyone loves Dolly!) as well as lovers of music history and country Add it to the shelf with books like Coat of Many Colors by Dolly Parton, The Beatles Anthology by The Beatles, and Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen.

Dolly Parton Greatest Hits Songbook

Dolly Parton   Greatest Hits  Songbook
Author: Dolly Parton
Pages: 146
ISBN: 9781458455437
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Release: 2008-12-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). 30 songs from this iconic country singer-songwriter, including: Coat of Many Colors * Do I Ever Cross Your Mind * Heartbreaker * Here You Come Again * I Will Always Love You * Islands in the Stream * Jolene * Joshua * Love Is like a Butterfly * Nine to Five * Please Don't Stop Loving Me * Tennessee Homesick Blues * Tomorrow Is Forever * Two Doors Down * Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' like That * Yellow Roses * and more.

Unlikely Angel

Unlikely Angel
Author: Lydia R. Hamessley
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780252052408
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Release: 2020-10-12
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dolly Parton's success as a performer and pop culture phenomenon has overshadowed her achievements as a songwriter. But she sees herself as a songwriter first, and with good reason. Parton's compositions like "I Will Always Love You" and "Jolene" have become American standards with an impact far beyond country music. Lydia R. Hamessley's expert analysis and Parton’s characteristically straightforward input inform this comprehensive look at the process, influences, and themes that have shaped the superstar's songwriting artistry. Hamessley reveals how Parton’s loving, hardscrabble childhood in the Smoky Mountains provided the musical language, rhythms, and memories of old-time music that resonate in so many of her songs. Hamessley further provides an understanding of how Parton combines her cultural and musical heritage with an artisan’s sense of craft and design to compose eloquent, painfully honest, and gripping songs about women's lives, poverty, heartbreak, inspiration, and love. Filled with insights on hit songs and less familiar gems, Unlikely Angel covers the full arc of Dolly Parton's career and offers an unprecedented look at the creative force behind the image.

What Would Dolly Do

What Would Dolly Do
Author: Lauren Marino
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781538712993
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Release: 2018-04-24
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A spirited homage to Dolly Parton that captures the unique humor, no-nonsense wisdom, flash, and sass of one of America's most iconic stars. One of twelve children raised in a shack in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Dolly Parton grew to become an international superstar famous for classic songs such as "Jolene," "9 to 5," "The Coat of Many Colors," and "I Will Always Love You." She is a reflection of the American dream, a role model for the ages, and a mentor to a whole new generation of entertainers. There is much to be learned from her unique brand, her big heart and spirituality, her grit and work ethic. This lively, illustrated book--part biography, part inspiration, part words of wisdom and life lessons--highlights the very best of the "Dolly Mama," from her quotable Dollyisms, unrelenting positivity, and powerful spirituality, to her belief in the human ability to overcome adversity. Drawing on Dolly's two autobiographies, cookbooks and songs; as well as artifacts; books by her family members; biographies; and decades worth of television, print interviews and performances, What Would Dolly Do? shows you how to tap into your Inner Dolly with confidence, faith, and humor.