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Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter (1976)

by Loretta Lynn, George Vecsey

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It was all good, but honestly got less interesting after she got rich and famous. The real meat was her early days. ( )
  crazyreadergirl | Jan 26, 2015 |
Remarkable autobiography. I've long admired Loretta Lynn and much enjoyed her sharing her life's story, honestly and purely in her original way. ( )
  shesinplainview | Jun 20, 2013 |
This was a great audio book, read by Sissy Spacek, who played Loretta Lynn in the movie version of this book and recreated Lynn's voice and accent so that it sounds perfectly natural and believable. This was easily one of the best readings I've heard yet. The story itself is fascinating and uplifting, as it covers Lynn's rise from poverty to fame. She keeps a level head and displays a charming sense of self. She isn't afraid to do what needs to be done - she both holds to her values and changes when the time is right and life has shown her that change is needed. Very inspiring. ( )
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Vecsey, Georgemain authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0306810379, Paperback)

Born in 1935 into abject poverty, married at age thirteen, and a grandmother by age twenty-nine, Loretta Lynn went on to become one of the most prolific and influential singers in modern country music. The first woman to be named the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year, Lynn boasts sixteen #1 singles, fifteen #1 albums, and sixty other hits including “Honky Tonk Girl,” “Before I’m Over You, “ “The Pill,” and “After the Fire Is Gone. “ Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner’s Daughter, a bestseller and the basis of the Oscar-winning film, is the intimate, revealing story of her journey from eastern Kentucky to Nashville to stardom to legend—told in her own voice, which rings as clear, natural, and powerful as the best of her songs.

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Overview: Born into deep poverty, married at thirteen, mother of six, and a grandmother by the time she was twenty-nine, Loretta Lynn went on to become one of the most prolific and influential songwriters and singers in modern country music. Here we see the determination and talent that led to her trailblazing career and made her the first woman to be named Entertainer of the Year by the country Music Association and the first woman to receive a gold record in country music.… (more)

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