9781911590514

She Come By It Natural

Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs

Sarah Smarsh


Format: Paperback
Published: January 2021

Price: $22.99

Condition: New

Dolly Parton is the reigning queen of country music, an iconic artist in command of her own career and image, and a thriving business empire to boot. But her rise was not an easy one: born into poverty in east Tennessee, she left for Nashville at 18 with her belongings in three paper bags. Even as she shot to fame and conquered a male-dominated world that underestimated her at every turn, she never lost her connection to the working-class community she sprang from.

In this affectionate, sharply insightful book, Sarah Smarsh draws on her own experience growing up in rural Kansas to craft a resonant portrait of Parton's cultural importance, above all for the often unheard women who populate her songs: struggling mothers, pregnant teenagers, diner waitresses with deadbeat boyfriends. At once candidly intimate and searchingly analytical, She Come By It Natural captures the enduring appeal of this singular star.

Details
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781911590514
  • Published: January 2021
  • Publisher: Pushkin Press
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Width (mm): 129
  • Height (mm): 198
  • Depth (mm): Not specified
  • Weight (g): Not specified

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