Dream More by Dolly Parton
Celebrate the Dreamer in You

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8 Critic Reviews

Parton’s kooky, boobcentric sense of humor gels nicely with pages of song lyrics, anecdotes and countrified witticisms
-Kirkus

Synopsis

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.


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About Dolly Parton

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In the 30 years since setting out alone for Nashville at the age of 18 with the hope of making a career for herself as a country singer, Dolly Parton has released 62 albums, many of which have gone gold and/or platinum, selling more than 50 million copies worldwide. Admired as much for her song writing ability as for her singing, Parton composed such classics as "I Will Always Love You," "Coat of Many Colors," and "9 to 5," and has earned some 30 awards including 4 Grammys. She has also starred in several films, including "Steel Magnolias," "9 to 5," "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," and "Straight Talk." Her theme park, Dollywood, built in 1986 in her native eastern Tennessee attracts hundreds of thousands of fans each year. About to release her own cosmetics line, Parton is one of the smartest businesswomen in the entertainment industry. Parton also is as much a humanitarian as an entertainer. She is the founder of the Dollywood Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to support education and reduce the large high school dropout rate in her native Sevier County, Tennessee. In addition, she is the national honorary chairperson for the Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation, which supports the Dolly Parton Wellness and Rehabilitation Center of Sevier County Medical Center.
 
Published November 27, 2012 by Riverhead Books. 128 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Humor & Entertainment, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Good
on Sep 30 2012

Parton’s kooky, boobcentric sense of humor gels nicely with pages of song lyrics, anecdotes and countrified witticisms

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Publishers Weekly

Good
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Dec 03 2012

Fans will particularly enjoy "The Wit & Wisdom of the Dolly-Mama."

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Examiner

Above average
Reviewed by Kathrine Moser on Jan 17 2013

It will make anyone laugh. Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You is about down-home wisdom from a woman that just loves everyone.

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Denver Post

Good
Reviewed by John Wenzel on Dec 16 2012

...personal and spiritual philosophies, light on verbiage but heavy on sentiment — and even a bit of saucy, self-deprecating humor.

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NY Daily News

Excellent
Reviewed by Sherryl Connelly on Dec 17 2012

Country music star's book is upfront about her career, cosmetic surgery and sex life

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American Songwriter

Excellent
Reviewed by Henry Carrigan on Dec 07 2012

Parton’s fans everywhere will put this book right next to their 45s of “I Will Always Love You.”

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Betty Confidential

Good
Reviewed by Lucia Peters on Nov 30 2012

...the singer dishes out loads of wit and wisdom about her life philosophy: Dream more, learn more, care more, and be more.

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Gather

Good
Reviewed by Hillary Hill on Nov 27 2012

Dolly Parton's memoir will help the older celebrity motivate others to do like she did

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