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Dolly Parton Discusses New Book, Past Struggle with Suicide, and How God Saved Her

We may remember from her movies Joyful Noise, Coat of Many Colors or the song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” but musician Dolly Parton reveals in an interview with The Christian Post’s Jeanine Law that her great success did not come without great struggle.
Dolly Parton’s new book, Dolly on Dolly: Interviews and Encounters with Dolly Parton, tells more of the legendary singer’s life growing up and some of the obstacles she had to overcome to become who she is today.
Parton admits that she struggled with binge eating disorder and depression, and almost committed suicide until she received  “a spiritual messenger from God” that kept her from going through with it.
“I was sitting upstairs in my bedroom one afternoon when I noticed in the nightstand drawer my gun that I keep for burglars,” she says in the book. “I looked at it a long time … Then, just as I picked it up, just to hold it and look at it for a moment.”
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Jessica Starks is a Social Media & Content Strategist, as well as a blogger at The Pen & the Needle. When Jessica isn’t working, she loves reading,
writing, and watching old movies. Jessica’s goal is to inspire other Christians to push forward and pursue Christ.

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