A Daughter Recalls Her Mother's Tragic Life and DeathBook - 2000
Tammy Wynette arrived in Nashville in 1964 in a dented station wagon with her three young daughters, whose tricycles were tied to the car's roof. Raw talent, gritty determination, and a bit of luck soon lifted Tammy from poverty to fame and ultimately fortune. Tammy Wynette: My Mother's Story looks behind the extraordinary success story, exploring Wynette's life from the vantage of her closest confidante: her daughter, Jackie--a life that continues to make headlines even after her controversial death. Wynette was a survivor, but her journey was more than bumpy: five marriages; twenty-six major surgeries; multiple platinum hits; a stint at the Betty Ford Center for drug addiction; a mysterious 1978 abduction during which she was savagely beaten; millions of fans; the loyalty and friendship of Nashville's greatest stars, who would turn out in droves to mourn her passing. And always the little-known constant in her life: motherhood. With the aid of veteran biographer Tom Carter, Jackie Daly recounts the tragedies as well as triumphs--and probes the final mysteries--of her beloved mother's remarkable life. Never-before-seen personal photographs, revealing interviews, and treasured memorabilia help bring Wynette's dramatic, inspiring story to life.
Publisher: New York G.P. Putnam's, c2000.
Characteristics: 296 p.,  p. of plates :,ill. ;,24 cm.