The National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Heartland focuses her laser-sharp insights on a working-class icon and one of the most unifying figures in American culture: Dolly Parton.Growing up amid Kansas wheat fields and airplane factories, Sarah Smarsh witnessed firsthand the particular vulnerabilities—and strengths—of women in working poverty. Meanwhile, country songs by female artists played in the background, telling powerful stories about life, men, hard times, and surviving. In her family, she writes, “country music….
She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs
Autobiography, Biography, Biography Memoir, Essays, Feminism, Memoir, Music, Nonfiction, Writing