The feisty, tell-it-like-it-s coal miner's daughter from Butcher Holler, Ky., talks about growing up dirty poor, hungry and...

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LORETTA LYNN: Coal Miner's Daughter

The feisty, tell-it-like-it-s coal miner's daughter from Butcher Holler, Ky., talks about growing up dirty poor, hungry and sexually ignorant. When Loretta rocked the C & W world with ""The Pill"" she knew whereof she spoke: married at 13 to Doolittle Lynn, she had 4 kids by the time she was 18; ""I went from Daddy to Doo, and there's always been a man telling me what to do."" Course, now it's a little different, since she became a big star in Nashville and Grand Ole Opry. Loretta's still mean--you'd call it tough--a gritty survivor who could always go back to canning string beans. Since Loretta's education was, uh, haphazard, George Vecsey (see his One Sunset a Week, 1974) wrote this down for her, but you'll hear her voice all right, that strong, high mountain twang, not chic, maybe, but real and earthy--like Loretta.

Pub Date: April 1, 1976

ISBN: 0307741230

Page Count: -

Publisher: Regnery

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1976