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3.83 out of 53.83 out of 53.83 out of 53.83 out of 53.83 out of 5 3.83 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dolly Parton Narrator: Dolly Parton Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781101610121
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The legendary Dolly Parton shares for the first time her deeply held philosophy of life and her heartfelt hopes for everyone.

Based on the hugely popular commencement speech Dolly Parton gave at the University of Tennessee, which became a sensation, Dream More is a deeper and richer exploration of the personal philosophy she has forged over the course of her astonishing career as a singer, songwriter, performer, and philanthropist.

Using her speech as a jumping-off point, Parton explores the four great hopes she urges us to embrace: dream more, learn more, care more, and be more. She culls examples of these values from her own life as illustrations, from growing up poor in the hills of eastern Tennessee to her experiences as the iconic performer she has become today.

Written by one of the cultural legends of our time, Dream More is a poignant and uplifting anthem for all who want to take charge of their lives and forge a future on their own terms.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Who among us can resist the inimitable country wisdom and wit of Dolly Parton?”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Part memoir, part self-help, Parton’s book shares her life philosophies and the guiding principles behind her Dollywood Foundation, which provides free books to children through the Imagination Library program…Parton’s style is folksy and winsomely charming…Parton remembers struggling through classes in a one-room schoolhouse as a child, only to later return to her hometown as a successful performer and provide students with scholarships. Parton goes on to outline the practices that made her a successful businesswoman…Fans will particularly enjoy ‘The Wit & Wisdom of the Dolly-Mama,’ which contains Dollyisms like ‘I’m just the girl next door, provided you live next door to an amusement park,’ and ‘Home is where I hang my hair.’”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Country music’s spunky doyenne presents an inspirational, feel-good stocking stuffer…Parton’s kooky, boobcentric sense of humor gels nicely with pages of song lyrics, anecdotes, and countrified witticisms. A pocket-sized pick-me-up for fans and dreamers.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Finalist for the 2014 Audie Award for Best Personal Development Narration

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley Wright | 2/19/2014

    " Great book. Think of it as a "power of positive thinking" with a twang. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne | 2/17/2014

    " I have enjoyed the 1st half, It is a fast read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edith | 2/17/2014

    " Very inspirational read. Enjoyed this book and will probably read again in the future! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Guillory | 2/8/2014

    " I love Dolly Parton and this book was all Dolly! She has the best attitude and advice. This was a quick read and would be a great book for someone finishing high school or college. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maggie | 2/4/2014

    " Heard about this on NPR, was like reading a book an 8th grader wrote. Lots of time spent thanking her friends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 1/27/2014

    " I can't speak ill of Dolly Parton. Let's just leave it that this book, based on a commencement speech she once gave, would make an excellent graduation gift. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Rigsbee | 1/21/2014

    " Sweet book which was a quick read. Book contained some good thoughts to live your life by. I think her Imagination library is a wonderful program. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emily | 1/20/2014

    " Although I love Dolly, this book was mostly generic motivational stuff with a little bit of Dolly thrown in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolynn | 1/13/2014

    " I've always been a Dolly Parton fan - love her music and this book is inspirational as well. She's accomplished a lot in her life and still going strong! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 11/17/2013

    " I love Dolly Parton! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Kramer | 11/11/2013

    " I have to admit that I have a soft spot for Dolly - always have, always will. If you are looking for something that is an easy read but that is uplifting, this is it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzy | 10/7/2013

    " The audio version is read by author. Hello?! If that's not enough (and it totally should be!), this book has a solid, positive message. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 CuteBadger | 9/8/2013

    " A short book, based on a speech given by Dolly Parton at a university graduation ceremony, which gives the singer's philosophy of life. A quick read containing a few interesting ideas and some autobiographical detail. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia Maxwell | 9/6/2013

    " It was not really a challenging Bio but interesting. I am a huge Dolly fan so I did like some insight on her. I did not know that she has a foundation that promotes literacy as her Dad never could read or write - GO DOLLY!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 7/17/2013

    " Great quick inspiring book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 7/6/2013

    " Beautifully written by a truly beautiful person! I love Dolly!! She is SO awesome!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alexia Riggs | 6/16/2013

    " No substance... I was hoping for more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 6/6/2013

    " I love Dolly:) Super quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dr. Heather | 5/23/2013

    " Adorable and down to earth. Not too long, just straight up common sense, country style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 5/2/2013

    " I can't judge this like a regular book. It's more like a gift you would buy for your aunt who loves Dolly and Jesus and inspirational stuff. I wouldn't normally read anything like this, but I do love Dolly, and it's actually entertaining and sincere. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kath | 2/17/2013

    " I've long admired Dolly Parton, her absolute genius as an entertainer and creative artist. And now I admire her as an author. What an inspiring book. This is a book I will keep by me, to read over and over to refresh the powerful positive philosophy of this remarkable woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bradley | 1/17/2013

    " This book expands on a commencement speech Dolly Parton gave at the University of Tennessee. In it she lays out her typical Dolly Parton view on life. It's a must read for any Dolly fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marci | 12/31/2012

    " Uplifting southern charm from the queen of country "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carly | 12/27/2012

    " This little book is really a treasure. I would encourage anyone to read it - fan or not. It is not a bio of Dolly, it is her inspirational message. It only took me about an hour to read it. She is really something. "

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About the Author

Dolly Parton is one of the biggest stars of country music and one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. Known as the “Queen of Country Music,” she has sold more than 100 million records. She has starred in a wide array of movies, has won eight Grammys, and has been nominated for two Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, and an Emmy.