She Come By It Natural
Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs
If you enjoyed Yours Cruelly, Elvira, then you’ll love She Come By It Natural.
“This slim cultural study lovingly explores how Dolly Parton’s music has given a voice to generations of working-class women. Parton is one of the few celebrities that has a truly unifying effect, bringing folks together from all walks of life. This book will give you a greater (if that’s even possible) appreciation of Dolly and might even give you a new perspective on the women that came before you.”LeeAnna, Blue Cypress Books
“Part Dolly Parton biography and part Sarah Smarsh memoir, She Come By It Natural is an intriguing exploration of Parton both as an individual, and as a pop culture phenomenon who means so much to so many people. This collection of essays reads like a well plotted story, and wonderfully highlights Parton’s authenticity, ambition, grit, humility, and abundant heart, while also examining some of her missteps.”Lucile, Copperfish Books
If you enjoyed Dolly Parton, Songteller, then you’ll love She Come By It Natural.
“Remember how we used to listen to albums? You'd place the needle on the first song then listen to the record all the way through in one sitting. That's how you'll want to approach "She Come By It Natural." Author Sarah Smarsh insightfully explores Dolly Parton's universal popularity and cultural importance while telling an engaging story of female endurance that parallels Smarsh's own family saga. Personal yet profound. And just like with my favorite album, I want to go back to the beginning and start this book all over again.”Shirley, Watermark Books
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