Honky Tonk Girl by Loretta Lynn
My Life In Lyrics

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Stories are often repetitive.
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One of the most beloved country music stars of all time gives us the first collection of her lyrics and, in her own words, tells the stories that inspired her most popular songs, such as "Coal Miner's Daughter," "Don't Come Home A' Drinkin'," and, of course, "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl."

Loretta Lynn's rags-to-riches story--from her hardscrabble childhood in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, through her marriage to Oliver "Doolittle" Lynn when she was thirteen, to her dramatic rise to the top of the charts--has resonated with countless fans throughout her more than fifty-year career. Now, the anecdotes she shares here give us deeper insight into her life, her collaborations, her influences, and how she pushed the boundaries of country music by discussing issues important to working-class women, even when they were considered taboo. Readers will also get a rare look at the singer's handwritten lyrics and at personal photographs from her childhood, of her family, and of her performing life. Honky Tonk Girl: A Life in Lyrics is one more way for Lynn's fans--those who already love her and those who soon will--to know the heart and mind of this remarkable woman.
 

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LORETTA LYNN was the first woman to be named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association. She has had sixteen number-one singles, fifteen number-one albums, and countless other hit records.
 
Published April 3, 2012 by Knopf. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Apr 09 2012

Despite a host of accolades and decades on the stage, she remains a humble songwriter with a big heart and a gift for observant storytelling.

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NY Journal of Books

Excellent
Reviewed by Vinton McCabe on Apr 01 2012

Instead, Honky Tonk Girl. . .stands testament to both that life and to the career of a great artist.

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Roanoke Valley Woman

Excellent
Reviewed by Terri Schlichenmeyer on Apr 06 2012

Reading “Honky Tonk Girl” is a little like stepping into a place that’s warm, welcoming and gracious.

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Misbehavin' Librarian

Below average
Apr 16 2012

Stories are often repetitive.

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