Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business

by Dolly Parton

Hardcover, 1994




HarperCollins (1994), Edition: 1st, 338 pages


The inspiring, tell-it-like-it-is autobiography of one of America's best-loved stars, who tells the rags-to-riches story of her life as only she can -- with honesty, insight and an unfailing sense of humor. Here, for the first time, Parton talks openly about her life -- both public and private. She reveals how she got to where she is today, her no-nonsense attitude and the down-home philosophy that has helped her from the start. Whether discussing her sense of style, her inability to have children, the music she loves so much, her unique marriage or her friendships with other stars, Parton is amazingly candid, incredibly warm, wise and funny, proving over and over again why she is so loved. In this refreshing, candid and heartfelt autobiography, Parton reveals the woman behind the superstar, who still considers herself a simple girl from the country. It is a book that millions of readers have been waiting for.… (more)


½ (54 ratings; 3.8)

User reviews

LibraryThing member Devon.Abejo
This book is what got me interested in Dolly. I picked it up from the library thinking I would skim through it, but I was amazed at what a remarkable person she is after reading this. Dolly Parton does amazing charity work and seems like an all around great lady. after reading this book I started
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listening to her music and became interested in her as a person. I highly recommend checking this out.
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LibraryThing member pdill8
She's charming, but the book is so choppy. Some anecdotes are a paragraph long, without enough through line. Could have used a tougher editor.
LibraryThing member ninadangelo
I just finished this and I've got to admit it that I expected a little more maybe because she is the Queen of Country. Having said that, while some of the book was dryly written, there were also parts of the novel that made me laugh out loud and smile poignantly. It is refreshing to read about a
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star that has never forgotten their roots or where they come from. In some retrospects it made me enjoy her music and who she is so much more.

Worth a read.
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Physical description

338 p.; 6.75 inches


0060177209 / 9780060177201
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