Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Dolly Parton is a Genius

In the NYT's "By the Book," Ms. Parton is asked a number of questions about books - favorite book, favorite fictional hero, favorite fictional villain, and more - she is also asked this question:

"What book should nobody read until the age of 40?"

Her answer:

"Any of those AARP instruction manuals or any book about aches and pains!"

Originally, AARP stood for "American Association of Retired Persons," but the acronym was at some time redefined as the sequence of the letters themselves. Just in case you didn't know.

When asked:

What are the best books about music you’ve read?

Her answer:

This will sound odd but the thesaurus! I’m always looking for new ways to rhyme and a good thesaurus has proven to be a great asset to me.

I wonder if she has a rhyming dictionary.


At 3:09 AM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...

I wonder whether she's aware that these things all exist online nowadays. She is 74, after all. At some point, most of us stop caring about the latest cutting-edge tech.

At 8:22 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

She probably prefers a book. And at several thousand songs of her own, she doesn't need me to tell her how to go about her writing.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 11:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dolly may look better at 74 than she did when she was on the Porter Waggoner (who is from West Plains) Show back in the early 70s. A lot of nipping and tucking since then. Brenda and I always laugh at Dolly's "Hard Candy Christmas" song being played as a seasonal song, because it is really about the prostitutes having to leave their brothel in the movie "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas".

At 7:19 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Well, Jay, you know what they say about country music. It's all about authenticity. If you can fake that, you got it made.

Jeffery Hodges

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