Never meet your idols. How do I know this? Let's just say it has something to do with an encounter with Patti Smith and leave it at that. Amy Turner worships Dolly Parton. She's written DP: Dolly Parton, Domestic Parnters & Other Female Mysteries, which she describes as “a pilgrimage with her best friend to the church of all that is ladylike and business savvy — Dollywood — to examine what it means to be in relationship, and why that connection, for her and other ambitious chicks, tends to be with a female despite being heterosexual.”

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