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  • Author Jimmy McDonough

    BOOK REVIEW: 'Tammy Wynette'

    The late Tammy Wynette could bring a sad country song to life better than Jimmy McDonough has brought this sad woman's story to life in his long, slow-moving, uneven and sometimes depressing biography.

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  • "All I've ever wanted is to have a relationship with my dad and for him to know how much I love him and for him to love me and want to be a part of my life," she told The Associated Press. "I had hoped that we could resolve this between the two of us privately and at some point he would talk to me. Unfortunately, things have escalated even further."

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  • "I never really thought about being a pioneer," she said in an Associated Press interview in 2008. "I loved doing what I was doing."

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