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Tammy Wynette by Jimmy McDonough
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Jul 23, 10

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bookshelves: 2010, biography-autobiography, famous-women, listened-to-on-audio, music
Read from July 13 to 22, 2010

A solid biography about country music legend Tammy Wynette. I knew little about Tammy Wynette before reading this and McDonough really gives readers a strong sense of her personality and psyche. Tammy's life had a soap opera quality to it--numerous husbands, a rags to riches story arch, and a drug addiction. Tammy's tragic end and the conflicting accounts of her death are well documented. Unfortunately, McDonough allows his personal opinions intrude too much into the book--interspersed throughout are letters he writes to Tammy about his feelings for her and at times his criticisms and evaluations of songs and people seemed based on his own feelings rather than a more objective perspective usually employed in biographies.

I listened to this on audio and enjoyed it but this type of book (a biography of a musician) would be perfect for a immersion e-book experience where the reader could look up songs and videos of performances as they are mentioned in the book.

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