Little Miss Dynamite

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Little Miss Dynamite

The Life and Times of Brenda Lee

By Brenda Lee; Robert K. Oermann; Julie Clay

Hyperion Books, Hardcover, 9780786866441, 320pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2002

In this candid autobiography, Lee recounts her astonishingly dramatic life, filled with early poverty, tragic deaths, a nonexistent childhood, a controlling manager, young elopement, illnesses, barely averted financial disaster, and one of show business's most durable marriages. Brenda's life has touched some of the most legendary names in the annals of entertainment, from Elvis Presley to Elton John. It's a tumultuous life, sprinkled with humour, heartache, and hope. And yet, the real story here is that she is in many ways an everywoman.

About the Author
Lee is one of the most famous and popular female recording stars of all time. She has recently been elected to the Board of Trustees of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

Dubbed "the dean of Nashville's entertainment journalists," Robert K. Oermann writes two weekly columns for Music Row magazine and has been published in more than 100 other national periodicals. His seven books to date include the award-winning Finding Her Voice and A Century of Country. He has penned liner notes for more than 100 albums and boxed-set productions, and has scripted and/or directed television specials and documentaries for CMT, CBS, PBS, the BBC, TBS, TNN and others. He is the chairman of the country committee for the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles and serves on the Hall of Fame and awards committees for the Country Music Association (CMA).

Julie Clay has worked as an illustrator for more than twenty-eight years, for both greetings cards and children's books. She has a BA in graphic design and loves to create all sorts of cute characters. Julie lives in Yorkshire, England, and is married with a grown-up son.