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Stand by Your Man

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  81 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
An autobiography with Joan Dew - illustrated with photo section - Burt Reynolds Ode to Tammy
Paperback, 360 pages
Published July 1st 1980 by Pocket (first published October 29th 1979)
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Aug 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book was great. It really changed the way I viewed Tammy. She came from a normal, small town, poor lifestyle, and rose to fame. There is also a lot of in-depth stuff concerning her marriage to George Jones. I learned a lot of things I wasn't aware of before reading this book.
Oct 10, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of white trash
I learned how Tammy went from a sharecropper's shack to dating Burt Reynolds. I learned that George Jones mowed his lawn in coordinated outfits and wore an avocado leisure suit to accompany Tammy to the hospital when she had their baby.
Ida Rand
Nov 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone everywhere who wants to know stuff
i learned that no matter what you do it is better to do it rich. i also thing that this is one of the best books i have ever read. she is an inspiration to us all. i made a painting based on her "and i knew that day that i would never cry over burt reynolds or my situation ever again." who says that?? so cool.
La Petite Américaine
Apr 15, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
One of my darkest secrets exposed. This book is awesome. :)
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Michael Porter
Nov 11, 2014 rated it liked it
I had read Tammy’s daughter book about her before reading this one.

Tammy’s daughter said she was going to take up where her Mother left off.

I did enjoy reading Tammy’s life story, even though I felt some of the things she told were not accurate. For example, Tammy sites the reason she left all her husbands were because they cheated on her. This may be true for the first part, but I think she is wrong about her first husband. He loved her, but she was the one going around shopping for something
Apr 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book had a huge impact on my life! The stories she tells make me think of the phrase "you can't make this stuff up!!" I felt a kinship to Tammy, a survivor of domestic violence and abuse. One of the parts that stands out in my mind is when she tells the story of running out into the night in fear, in her bedclothes, in a major city, hoping no one would spot the famous Tammy Wynette fleeing her abusive husband in terror. Also sobering and impressive was the fact that her mother-in-law had to ...more
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: biographies
I loved this book! I've read plenty of autobiographies, and Tammy's reads like fiction. It's entertaining and fun, with highs and lows, but it's even better than fiction because you know it all happened! Of course she sugar-coated some facts, but she shared more than most stars would have at the time, including her sex life and her views on morality and religion. Of course, if you read this book you should definitely read George Jones' version of the same events, which he wrote in his book. I lo ...more
Blue Dogstar
Mar 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing story. Tammy Wynette had a lot of hardship in her life and it did come out in her music because she really didn't hold anything back. She was a very strong person who didn't let anything stop her until finally it was her health.
This book is a great read, very funny and very honest. You are guaranteed to shed one tear.
Mar 06, 2007 rated it liked it
Yes I did read this and I am not ashamed!
Jessica Lynn
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
Worth it for the story of George hiding vodka in the orange groves on his property so he could have a fresh screwdriver handy at all times.
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