Dolly Parton’s Dolly-My Life and Other Unfinished Business

Overview: Dolly Parton is one of the few country stars that is easily recognized across musical boundaries. This could be because of her theme park, her roles in the movies, her television series, or just because of her unique physical presence. This is her story, as it leads up to the early ‘90’s.

Story Telling: We have an autobiography. Don’t mistake it for a memoir. Memoirs are more about feelings, and autobiographies are more about accuracy.

Dislikes: I don’t know if it’s Ms. Parton’s unwillingness to deal with unpleasant situations, or if she was just being politically correct to save her career, but she seemed to be kind of–shall we say–flighty. She doesn’t draw a hard line on anything.

Now, Jane Fonda, also known as Hanoi Jane, isn’t disliked by the patriotic crowd because she ‘spoke out’ against the Vietnam War. It was the fact that she was scolding our boys as a guest of the Vietnam leaders. That’s the best case scenario that I am aware of. We aren’t getting into the worst cases.

Likes: Ms. Parton does encourage her readers to go for their dreams.

And she was willing to help her parents and loved ones to the best of her ability.

Favorite Scene: It was hearing what happened after Ms. Parton felt like she made her mark in the world.

Conclusion: This is an interesting book. Enjoy it for the stories if nothing else. I really enjoyed it.