Another month, another fresh set of book releases to devour. See NYLON’s monthly reading list, ahead.
The Dolly Parton cultural obsession has reached new and always-deserving heights. Now, there’s a memoir told in and around the life, legacy, and lyrics of the icon. Lynn Melnick rearranges her life in the context of the great singer; when Melnick’s life fell apart, she flees to Dollywood. She draws parallels between Parton’s dual identities as sex symbol and feminist icon and her own life as it relates to rape culture, loss, and trauma. We’ll be needing an accompanying playlist, stat.
University of Texas Press