Tammy Wynette

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Tammy Wynette

Tragic Country Queen

By Jimmy McDonough

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143118886, 432pp.

Publication Date: February 22, 2011

From the "New York Times" bestselling biographer-the first book-length portrait of music legend Tammy Wynette.
Known for his acclaimed biographies of Neil Young, Russ Meyer, and Andy Milligan, Jimmy McDonough now delivers an emotional and revealing exploration of the life of the Queen of Heartbreak. Based on dozens of interviews, McDonough's book unveils a life of profound extremes, from Wynette's impoverished youth in Mississippi, to her meteoric rise after meeting legendary producer Billy Sherrill, to her star-crossed marriage to music legend George Jones. What emerges is an unforgettable view of a Nashville that no longer exists-and a woman whose life mirrored the sadness captured in her music.

About the Author
Jimmy McDonough is the author of "The Ghastly One: The Sex-Gore Netherworld of Filmmaker Andy Milligan" and "Shakey: Neil Young's Biography"