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Songteller: My Life in Lyrics by Dolly Parton, Robert K. Oermann

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics

Dolly Parton, Robert K. Oermann

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Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date: 17 Nov 2020
ISBN: 9781529349795

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.

4 stars out of 5
7 Nov 2020

"twanging tunes and rawhide emotions"

The book is adorned with butterfly motifs, but weighs nearly half a stone: lush, costly, heavy with photographs. Fair enough: Dolly Parton is 74 and a joy for ever. Here’s a songwriter of genius, Glastonbury headliner, rags-to-rhinestones global philanthropist, high priestess of warm-hearted kitsch and one-liners (“It takes a lotta money to look this cheap”). We fans, weary of sophisticated spite, often turn to her twanging tunes and rawhide emotion: is there not, deep down in all of us, a tiny secret dreaming part that is forever on stage at the Grand Ole Opry, duetting with Conway Twitty above a sea of stetsons and achy-breaky hearts?

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