Dolly Parton has many superlative attributes: her voice, her song-writing, her business acumen, her generosity, and, yes, her candor. And that is what makes this book so unique and appealing. My daughters loved reading it when they were teenagers, but it is not particularly a youth book. Dolly Parton grew up on the Tennessee side of the Great Smokies - Sevier County - in the late 40s and early 50s, and she has inspired tremendous economic growth there through her Dollywood theme park, and important educational growth as well by giving books away to school kids in an ever-widening geographical circle.
New York: HarperCollins, 1994. 338 pages with a discography, and both color and black-and-white photographs. Hardback in dust jacket.