Thursday, June 14, 2018

What Would Dolly Do? by Lauren Marino

A spirited homage to Dolly Parton that captures the unique humor, no-nonsense wisdom, flash, and sass of one of America's most iconic stars.

One of twelve children raised in a shack in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Dolly Parton grew to become an international superstar famous for classic songs such as "Jolene," "9 to 5," "The Coat of Many Colors," and "I Will Always Love You." She is a reflection of the American dream, a role model for the ages, and a mentor to a whole new generation of entertainers. There is much to be learned from her unique brand, her big heart and spirituality, her grit and work ethic.

This lively, illustrated book--part biography, part inspiration, part words of wisdom and life lessons--highlights the very best of the "Dolly Mama," from her quotable Dollyisms, unrelenting positivity, and powerful spirituality, to her belief in the human ability to overcome adversity. Drawing on Dolly's two autobiographies, cookbooks and songs; as well as artifacts; books by her family members; biographies; and decades worth of television, print interviews and performances, What Would Dolly Do? shows you how to tap into your Inner Dolly with confidence, faith, and humor.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Let me start my saying, this is the first actual [physical] book I have read in years. Since getting my e-reader I always get e-books, so this book was enjoyable on many levels. I liked that it was small enough to fit in my purse – I take whatever I'm reading with me everywhere. I will say the print was a little small for me, I'm used to being able to enlarge it on the e-reader.

I have always loved Dolly and I have never read any books on her or by her, so everything was new to me. I thought she was fantastic before I read this book, now I just think she is phenomenal. I was at my grandparents’ one night for dinner and was telling them about the book. They didn't know some of this stuff either; my grandpa wants to read it next. There are so many things covered in this book, even recipes are given. One thing I would have liked was actual pictures. Dolly is such a wonderful, caring, and giving person, she makes everyone smile and feel loved. I was throwing out random facts while reading one night and something I never knew was Dolly started a production company with Sandy Gallin, and the company co-produced Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel – two of my husband's favorite shows – and now he loves Dolly and thinks she's a genius! LOL. This was a fast, fun read that I loved.

Lauren Marino is the former founding editor and editorial director of Gotham Books, where she published multiple bestsellers and award-winning books. She is the author of Jackie and Cassini and has collaborated with celebrities, doctors, and psychologists on their books. She lives in New York City.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of What Would Dolly Do?: How to Be a Diamond in a Rhinestone World by Lauren Marino to read and review.

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