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Now available in mass market--the "New York Times" bestselling biography from the "Queen of Country Music." Lynn tells her complete tale of being woman enough to rise in triumph over poverty, being a teen mother, and marriage to a hard-drinking man.
Though her grammar may have remained in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, Loretta Lynn has had enough experiences since she left her childhood home in 1948 for multiple volumes of autobiography. STILL WOMAN ENOUGH fills in many of the gaps from its predecessor, COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER. Writing after the death of Oliver "Doolittle" Lynn, with whom she had a famously tumultuous marriage that spanned nearly 50 years, Lynn reveals many harrowing episodes from their relationship, including her husband's violence, alcoholism, and womanizing. Her inimitable, matter-of-fact, homespun voice, superbly rendered in prose by her coauthor Patsi Bale Cox, gives the classic reason for staying: she loved him, despite it all. Lynn's life hasn't been all heartache--she had considerable success with her music and underwent a career revival in the early 21st century with an album produced by the White Stripes' Jack White. A born survivor, she tells her tales of heartbreak and loss with a kind of buoyant, often witty fatalism that owes much to the stoicism and pride of her hillbilly roots--and nearly everything to an unbreakable spirit.
This compelling sequel to her best-selling memoir, Coal Miner's Daughter, focuses on the celebrated country singer's turbulent relationship with Doo, the man she married at the age of thirteen, revealing a woman whose loyalty, spirit, and sheer determination allowed her to triumph in the face of adversity. Reprint.