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Gretchen Wilson lives with her daughter in Nashville, TN. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Har/DVD edition (November 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446580015
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446580014
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #953,110 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By B. Bowman on November 9, 2006
Format: Hardcover
If you are a country music fan and a redneck woman like I am, you learn bits and pieces about Gretchen Wilson through some her autobiographical songs and her website. However, this book fills in the blanks and answers the questions you have about Gretchen Wilson, her life and her rise to stardom.

If you are not redneck woman or country music fan, then you need to read this book just to learn about another sub-culture of America that is often misundersood or ignored. It will be an eye opener for you.
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25 of 31 people found the following review helpful By CC girl on February 8, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book borders a little too much on half truths to be non-fiction. Although I believe it is a well written book, for entertainment value, readers should regard it as entertainment only. I have lived my entire life in the exact territory of Southern Illinois that she describes so poorly. In reality, Pocahontas/Pierron is only a short 10-15 minute drive from a VERY AFFLUENT Highland, IL. It disturbed me that she described this very well maintained piece of country as a poor/destitude area with no economic prospects outside of farming or tending bars! My hometown of Carlyle (not CARLISLE, as is it is often spelled throughout this book) is a stones throw away from all of the towns she describes. Pocahontas/Pierron is a short drive from three college towns; Greenville is home to Greenville College, Lebanon home to McKendree College and Edwardsville home to Southern Illinois University. Opportunity is endless in this neck of the woods, most if not all of my friends are working professionals and YES they still live in the area. Yes, I believe she had a rough way to go, but that is simply not the case for most of the people in this area. I would venture as far to say that there are more over-priveleged children in the area than under, you can make that judgement just by driving through the parking lots of Highland High School/Bond County (Greenville) High School/Carlyle High School. These kids are not driving 76' Ford pick ups they are driving 2000 era model vehicles. Highland High is home to a national award winning cheerleading squad (several years running) not to be stereotypical but that usually is not something you find in the ramshackled,trailor ridden "white trash" (as she so elequontly describes it) neighborhood that she portrays.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gary Covington on January 29, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
GREAT BOOK!!! THIS BOOK COVERS GRETCHEN'S LIFE, GROWING UP IN ILLINOIS AND IN FLORIDA (MAINLY ILLINOIS). IT COVERS HOW SHE WAS RAISED,GROWING UP IN TRAILOR PARKS, LIVING IN MOBILE HOMES AND SHE WAS BORN TO A TEENAGE MOTHER. IT BRINGS OUT THAT HER GRANDMOTHER WAS VERY,VERY SPECIAL TO HER!!! AND ALSO, HER UNCLE VERN WAS SPECIAL!!!

IT COVERS HER PERFORMING AT BIG O'S IN POCOHONUS, ILLINOIS, AND HOW SHE MOVED TO NASHVILLE AND TRYED FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS TO GET A MUSIC DEAL. THEN ONE NIGHT SHE WAS BARTENDING A NASHVILLE BAR, WHERE SHE WOULD SING, AND JOHN RICH (OF BIG AND RICH) LIKED HER SINGING AND INVITED HER TO JOIN THE MUZIK MAFIA. SHE FINALLY ACCEPTED THE INVITATION, AND JOHN RICH WAS ABLE TO GET HER A RECORD CONTRACT!!! HER FIRST HIT "REDNECK WOMAN" WAS BIG!!!!
THE REST IS HISTORY!!!

OH, IT COVERS THE BIRTH OF HER DAUGHTER GRACE WHOM SHE LOVES VERY MUCH!!! GRETCHEN MAY SEEN LIKE A PARTY ANIMAL, BUT IS A VERY RESPONSIBLE LADY AND A TRUE PROFESSIONAL!!!

ANYWAY, THIS IS A GREAT BOOK ABOUT A GREAT LADY!!! THANK YOU "REDNECK WOMAN" FOR SHARING THIS BOOK WITH US FANS - GO GIRL!!!

I RECOMMEND THIS ONE!!!!
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Format: Hardcover
There are some things about books that make them a must to talk about and discuss. REDNECK WOMAN by Gretchen Wilson is one of those books for me. There is no way you can read this book and keep it to yourself.

I had first heard of Gretchen Wilson because of her single REDNECK WOMAN, and from that point it was obvious that she was here to stay. Like the song by the same name the book really takes you into the pride she feels about herself, what has made her what she is and what we can celebrate about ourselves.

The first thing that really struck me about the book was Gretchen's attitude about the word "Redneck". Like some black people feel that they have taken the "N" word back by embracing the slang form, Wilson feels that way about redneck. What I like about that is she celebrates who she is, and doesn't feel as though she has to change to fit a mold set by others.

Success is something else that Wilson also keeps in perspective. Her goal has always been not to be rich but to share her gift with the world. I think there is a lot we can learn about that as well as we discover what success is for us and walk towards that along our path.

Regardless of what you think of her music, Gretchen Wilson's story is one that will truly inspire you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Andersen on January 21, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
Very disappointing as the author keeps repeating what they have already said. It's old and tiring. Boring and Gretchen is not boring.
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Format: Hardcover
This was a great bio on Gretchen's life. I was glad to see a lot of pictures (my favorite was naturally her on the ATV during the filiming of the redneck woman video since I'm big time into that). I cut the picture out and keep it with me at all times for inspiration. It has brought me good karma and allows me to speak my mind for some reason. :)

It goes to show that you can start at the bottom and work your way up to the top of the world by speaking your mind and doing what you love to do. I have a great deal of admiration and respect for Gretchen and hope to meet her some day to shoot the breeze about life.

It is no wonder that Redneck woman is one of my favorite karoake songs to sing and this book giving her background info helps me to understand all of the lyrics and how true they really are.
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