Rhinestone Country by Darwin Porter
The True Grit of Show-Biz Novels

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Rhinestone Country is a provocative but tender portrait of Country Music, show biz, stardom, and closeted lives south of the Mason-Dixon line. Sweeping across the racial and sexual landscapes of the Deep South between 1930 and 1978, it takes a hard look at closeted lives and the destructive aspects of fame. Loaded with truly memorable characters, it's delectable, stimulating, sexy, and tantalizing. Rosacoke Carson, the leading, long-suffering heroine of Rhinestone Country, gives new meaning to the phrase, 'Stand by your Man.' The portrayal of the time she spends in prison should be standard reading for absolutely everyone. —Nochetta. This is a brash, sensational, and explosive novel about stardom—the glitter, the glamour, the hot sex, and the desolate loneliness. —Leather and G-Scene. Many men love their sons. Pete Riddle, known to his fans as the sexiest musician alive, loved his more than most. —Inferno. This is a daring and dazzling work about trauma, deception, and pain, all of it with a Southern accent. It's the True Grit of show-biz novels. —Peter Tompkins.

About Darwin Porter

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Darwin Porter, one of the most famous celebrity biographers in the world, spent more than a half-century collecting anecdotes and interviews with virtually everyone ever associated with the Gabors, including a gaggle of Hungarian and Viennese eyewitnesses who remembered the Gabors before their American debuts. Jolie Gabor, the trio's mother, was a frequent guest within Porter's home in New York City, and for a period of three years, the Austrian-born cabaret singer, Greta Keller (Jolie Gabor's best friend and each of the three sisters' godmother) was a semi-permanent resident within his NYC home. Jolie and Greta, "two shrewd and hard-nosed battleaxes from the mine fields of Old Europa," are included among the many sources which contributed to the hundreds of never-before-published revelations which permeate this astonishing triple biography.
Published May 1, 2002 by Blood Moon Productions. 570 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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