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The marriage of George Jones and Tammy Wynette was hailed as a union made in honky-tonk heaven. And when little Tamala Georgette Jones was born in 1970, she was considered country music’s heir apparent. For the first four years of her life, Georgette had two adoring parents who showed her off at every opportunity, and between her parents, grandparents, older sisters, and cThe marriage of George Jones and Tammy Wynette was hailed as a union made in honky-tonk heaven. And when little Tamala Georgette Jones was born in 1970, she was considered country music’s heir apparent. For the first four years of her life, Georgette had two adoring parents who showed her off at every opportunity, and between her parents, grandparents, older sisters, and cheering fans, Georgette’s feet seldom hit the ground. But as in every fairy tale, dark forces were just around the corner. Her parents fought, and George drank. George and Tammy divorced when Georgette was four, and it would be years before she understood just what that meant. The Three of Us is an honest and heartfelt look into the life of a broken family living in the glare of the public spotlight. Like so many of her generation, Georgette had to make sense of loving two parents who couldn’t love each other. With never-before-told stories about George and Tammy, it recounts Tammy’s descent into prescription pill addiction, her dependence on her fifth husband, George Richey, and her untimely death at the age of fifty-five. Georgette opens up about her broken relationship with her father and what it took for them to come back together. Lastly, Georgette discusses the ups and downs of her adult life: failed marriages, illness, an arrest, and now, an unexpected but thrilling career as a musician. The Three of Us is a story of both extreme privilege and great trials, of larger-than-life people with larger-than-life problems. Rich in country music history, it contains twists and turns, highs and lows, but in the end, it stands as an intensely moving tale of love, loss, heartbreak, and what it means to be a family....

Title : The Three of Us: Understanding My Mother, Finding My Father, and Growing Up with Tammy and George
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ISBN : 9781439198575
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 296 Pages
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The Three of Us: Understanding My Mother, Finding My Father, and Growing Up with Tammy and George Reviews

  • Edwina Callan
    2018-09-27 09:50

    George Jones passed away yesterday. (4-26-2013)Today I find this book in the discount bin at Wal-Mart.It was lying right on top and calling to me ... lol.

  • Guy
    2018-10-07 09:09

    The book focuses more on Georgette and Tammy, since George just wasn't around for so much of Georgette's teen years. There are some particularly sad revelations of George Richey's (Tammy's last husband) abuse and, as with Tammy's daughter Jackie's book, and the recent bio of Tammy, more than a hint of Richey's culpability in her death. Though "The Three of Us" was co-written with Patsi Bale Cox, this is very much Georgette's voice. I enjoyed reading about how much both of her parents valued integrity and how humble they were in regards to their careers. The style Georgette uses to explain her own life circumstances and choices within this maelstrom of being the daughter of "Mr. and Mrs. Country Music" show her strength, but it also made me sad that she had to share both of her parents at a time when she really needed them.Something that's different about this book from other celebrity bios I've read is the capacity Georgette has to see her folks' careers as jobs, so we learn about the people underneath all the publicity. Both George and Tammy battled addiction, but this story removes that disease from the "War on Drugs" crusade that condemns the afflicted, to one of greater compassion for the underlying causes of addiction.

  • Archie
    2018-10-23 11:08

    Make no mistake, this book is about Georgette, as an autobiography ought to be. She was young when her parents split up and rarely saw her father for a variety of reasons, so this isn't the place to come for lots of anecdotes about the George and Tammy years.But Georgette is brutally honest in the book, both about herself, her family and those surrounding them, and it makes this book refreshing and insightful. We get insights into Tammy, at least as it appeared to a child and young woman but, even better, we get a courageous self-examination into what Georgette's life looked like through her eyes.She's an extraordinary woman and the book is an excellent read. Highly recommended.

  • Dale Stonehouse
    2018-10-05 08:49

    This book suffers in comparison to Jimmy McDonough's bio of Tammy Wynette, but even so it lacks a compelling hook. There is some insight into the marriage of Wynette and George Jones, and some nice observations of her friendship with legends Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn, among others. One thing seems obvious after reading this: everyone close to Tammy Wynette is convinced her 5th husband George Richey murdered her by intravenous medication overdose, overwork, and/or a combination of the two.

  • Rhonda
    2018-10-15 04:59

    I read this book in one day, it is a enjoyable read, down home, nice storytelling manner. Georgette is refreshing in her attitude and there is no mean spirit in her book. George Jones is distant through most of it, but still likeable and Tammy seems to be a classy lady who tragically died before her time. It doesn't go into great detail on Tammy's death and I'd like to learn more.

  • ChrisHill
    2018-10-20 04:47

    Another great look into George Jones and Tammy Wynette's worldIf you are a fan of Tammy and George as well as Georgette-very talented as well- this book covers some of the things you may have read in the books by Tammy and George. It's just from a different perspective. Very enjoyable to be. Could not put it down.

  • Patricia
    2018-09-22 03:45

    I picked this up at the library on a whim and read it in one night--it was an easy and quick read. While I have not followed the lives of any of these people, it was interesting to hear what Georgette Jones had to say about life with her famous parents.

  • Tammyg
    2018-10-20 04:15

    Had SUCH a hard time getting through this book. It was jumping all over the place. Couldn't finish it.

  • Marianne Meyers
    2018-10-14 10:07

    I'm not a country music fan, but I'm always interested in family dynamics. I read this in an hour and a half.

  • HeatherGreen
    2018-09-29 11:08

    Reads like diary/conversation but fast read.

  • Patsy Crawford
    2018-10-12 10:55

    I loved this book and read it in 24 hours. It was a wonderful look back at the royalty of country music. Who knew there were problems in the kingdom?

  • Elaine
    2018-09-23 08:03

    Very interesting look at the private lives of George &Tammy.

  • Dana
    2018-10-04 04:14

    While it was interesting in some parts, others dragged on and got confusing. I liked it, but wouldn't say I loved it.

  • Sharon
    2018-10-21 09:56

    was interesting, seemed to shy away from anything bad to say about George and Tammy...A mediocre read..

  • Tim Webb
    2018-09-24 11:55

    Good read for fans of Tammy and George. I had trouble putting it down because I wanted to know what happened next. Obviously an insider view but still informative.